Elections/Voter Registration

ELECTIONS/ VOTER REGISTRATION
Phone Number: (570) 325-4801   Email: lisadart@carboncounty.net


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Additional Information

Perform all work necessary relative to the conduct of primary and general elections. Process voter registration applications and maintain the County's voter registration files.

First day to circulate nomination petitions is the thirteenth Tuesday prior to the primary. Last day to circulate and file nomination petitions is the tenth Tuesday prior to the primary. Last day to register for each primary and general election is thirty days prior to the date of those elections. First day to apply for an absentee ballot is the eighth Monday prior to the primary and November election. Last day to apply for an absentee ballot is the Tuesday prior to the primary and November elections. Office open until 5:00 p.m. Last day to submit a completed absentee ballot is the Friday prior to the primary and November office open until 5:00 p.m. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except election days which we are open from 6:00 a.m. until all election materials are returned from the polling places and votes are tallied. These are the salient deadlines for this office.

New Voting Systems

The Pennsylvania Department of State is requiring all counties replace their current voting systems with voter verifiable paper trail equipment by the 2020 Presidential Primary Election. Carbon County is one of only a few Pennsylvania counties that will meet the mandate early. Voters will be using a new method of voting in Carbon County for the November 5, 2019 Municipal Election. Paper ballots and an Optical Scan Tabulator will replace the AccuVote Touch Screen voting machines that have been used in Carbon County Elections since 2006. Carbon County selected a precinct scan voting system by Dominion Voting Systems. The Image Cast Precinct Scanner, or ICP, records and tabulates votes from voter marked paper ballots. The Image Cast X Ballot Marking Device is ADA compliant and insures that voters with disabilities can independently cast their ballot.

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