Voter Registration & Board of Elections

BALLOT DROP BOX

Located at the Chestnut Street Entrance to the Lancaster County Government Center on 150 N Queen, 

in front of security.

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RETURN BY MAIL: 

P.O. Box 2139 
Lancaster, PA 17608
REMINDER: Postage is required.

April 29 - May 12 --

Monday through Friday, 8:30 A.M. to 5 P.M.


May 13-14 - 

8:30 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.
May 15 - 8:00 A.M. to noon
May 17 - 8:30 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.
May 18 - 7:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.

 
CLICK HERE TO REQUEST THE CANCELLATION OF A PERMANENT MAIL-IN OR ABSENTEE BALLOT STATUS - You may fill out this form if you wish to remove your name from the permanent listing going forward to 2021 renewals. 


Voting hours are 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM

As of January 2021, there are 344,337 registered voters and 240 precincts in Lancaster County. 
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County Board of Elections Responsibilities

The county Board of Elections is responsible for:

  • Distributing and receiving nomination petitions and nomination papers
  • Preparing the ballot
  • Retaining polling places
  • Retaining / training / paying local election board members
  • Programming and distributing voting machines to 240 voting precincts throughout Lancaster County
  • Distributing and receiving campaign expense statements / reports
  • Opening and centrally scanning mail-in and absentee ballots
  • Certifying election results
  • Receiving and retaining Statements of Financial Interest for candidates, nominees, public officials, public employees, or solicitors (Resolution No. 28 of 2013).

Registration Commission Responsibilities

The Registration Commission is responsible for:

  • Distributing and receiving voter registration forms
  • Processing new registrations, changes of name, address and party
  • Furnishing street lists (alphabetical listing by street of all individuals registered to vote within Lancaster County)

About the Chief Clerk

The chief clerk of the Lancaster County Board of Elections and the Lancaster County Registration Commission is appointed by the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners.