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- Voter Registration
- Mail-in and Absentee Ballots
- Important Election Dates
- Voter Services for Centre and Clinton Counties
REGISTER TO VOTE
Register to vote by October 19, 2020, to participate in the November 3 General Election!
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.
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; however, applications may be dropped off in person.
November 3, 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 p.m. 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. You may complete and return your mail-in ballot immediately. If you still have your mail-in ballot within 3 days of the election, hand deliver it to your county elections 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!
- 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)
Do you have questions about the election, absentee ballots, mail-in ballots, registration, or where to vote? Contact your County Elections Office.
Phone: (814) 355-6703
Address: 420 Holmes St., Bellefonte, PA 16823
Hours: Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.