Election Information

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REGISTER TO VOTE

May 18, 2020 was the last day to register to vote in the June 2, 2020 Primary Election. Register to vote by October 19, 2020, to participate in the November 3 General Election!

An online application makes it easier than ever to register, too. You can also register in person, by mail and at various government agencies. Click here to learn more.

You are not required to register again unless you change your residence, name, or political party affiliation. Check your voter registration status here.


ABSENTEE & MAIL-IN BALLOTS

Absentee Ballots are for registered voters who are unable to vote in person at the polling place because they will be out of the municipality for work, or because of an illness or disability.

Mail-in Ballots are for registered voters who are not eligible to apply for an absentee ballot, but who wish to vote by mail instead of in person at the polling place. No excuse or reason is required.

HOW TO APPLY

A voter may apply for an absentee ballot or mail-in ballot in the following ways:

  • Apply online at votespa.com/ApplyAbsentee
  • Print a PDF application from the Clinton County Voter Registration Website
    and mail the completed form to your County Elections Office (details below).
  • Apply in person at your County Elections Office.
  • Contact your County Elections Office to request that an application be mailed to you.

IMPORTANT DATES

October 27, 2020, is the LAST DAY to apply for an absentee ballot or mail-in ballot for the Primary. Applications must be received by the Voter Registration Office before 5:00 pm in order to be processed. Faxed or emailed applications cannot be accepted.

June 2, 2020, is the LAST DAY to return a voted absentee ballot or mail-in ballot. Voted ballots must be received by the Voter Registration Office before 8:00 pm in order for the ballot to be counted.

When submitting an application or voted ballot, Postmarks do not count. Allow 3 days for local delivery of mail-in applications/ballots and 4-5 days for longer distances.

If your application is accepted, you will get a mail-in ballot with instructions from your county election office.

Active-duty military and their dependents and civilians residing overseas apply for absentee ballots using different forms and deadlines (see Election Dates & Voter Services below for more information). A voter who applies for an absentee ballot or mail-in ballot is not eligible to vote at a polling place on Election Day, except by provisional ballot.

Did you know new election laws enacted in 2019 expanded people’s ability to vote via absentee and mail-in ballot? Learn more here!


ELECTION DATES

  • June 2 — Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted mail-in and civilian absentee ballots
  • June 2 — Primary Election
  • June 3 — First day to REGISTER after primary
  • June 9 — Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted military and overseas absentee ballots (submitted for delivery no later than 11:59 P.M. on April 27)
  • August 3 — Last day to circulate and file nomination papers
  • August 10 — Last day for withdrawal by candidates nominated by nomination papers
  • August 10 — Last day for withdrawal by candidates nominated at the primary
  • October 19 — Last day to REGISTER before the November election
  • October 27 — Last day to apply for a mail-in or civilian absentee ballot
  • November 3 — Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted mail-in and civilian absentee ballots (must be received by 8:00 P.M.)
  • November 3 — General Election
  • November 4 — First day to REGISTER after November election
  • November 10 — Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted military and overseas absentee ballots (submitted for delivery no later than 11:59 P.M. on November 2)

VOTER SERVICES

Do you have questions about the election, absentee ballots, mail-in ballots, registration, or where to vote? Contact your County Elections Office.

CENTRE COUNTY

Website: www.centrecountypa.gov

Phone: (814) 355-6703

Email: Elections@centrecountypa.gov

Address: 420 Holmes St., Bellefonte, PA 16823

Hours: Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

CLINTON COUNTY

Website: www.clintoncountypa.com

Phone: (570) 893-4019

Email: mboileau@clintoncountypa.com

Address: 2 Piper Way, Suite 309, Lock Haven, PA 17745

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday – 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.