Can’t make it to the polls on May 21? Get an absentee ballot!

Eligible to vote on Election Day but unable to make it to the voting polls? Consider submitting a civilian absentee ballot to be sure your voice is heard.

People who may vote by absentee ballot include:

  • College Students.
  • Those whose work or vacation takes them away from the municipality where they live.
  • Those with a physical disability or illness that prevents them from going to the polling place.
  • Members of the military.
  • Those who may have a conflict due to the celebration of a religious holiday.

Registered voters must apply for a civilian absentee ballot before Tuesday, May 14.

The completed ballots must then be received by the county registration office by 5 p.m. Friday, May 17.

Click here to download an absentee ballot application.

After submitting the application, actual ballots will be sent out within 48 hours to those approved and then they must be returned to the same office.

“Get it now and send your vote in right away, don’t take chances of missing the deadlines,” said Rose Reeder, Clinton County Democratic Committee chairwoman.

For more information about submitting an absentee ballot, contact the Clinton County Voter Registration Office at (570) 893-4019, 2 Piper Way, Suite 309, Lock Haven.


If you know of anyone who permanently has a hard time getting out to the polls, they may apply for a permanent absentee ballot. There is a box to check on the Absentee Ballot Application to request a permanent absentee ballot.

Please help in getting the applications to those who need them.  If you have family in Nursing homes or you care for a loved one at home, please help them to exercise their rights as citizens.

If you’re a U.S. citizen and not yet registered to vote, but will be 18 by Election Day, you must register to vote by April 22 to participate in the May 21 election!

Check your voter registration status or register to vote online at

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