Voter Registration & Board of Elections

Upcoming Municipal Election: NOVEMBER 7, 2023

Last day to register to vote or to update your voter registration before the Municipal Election:

       Date: October 23, 2023


Early in person voting by mail-in or absentee ballot:

      Dates: October 10 – 31, 2023

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

Address: 150 N Queen St, Suite 117, Lancaster PA 17603 (Chestnut Street entrance)


Upcoming Dates

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. 

As of September 2023, there are 344,226 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.