Absentee & Mail-In Ballots

Can’t make it to the polls on Election Day? Consider voting by Absentee Ballot or a Mail-in Ballot!


WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

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.

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


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 at
    and mail the completed form to:
    Clinton County Voter Registration, 2 Piper Way, Suite 309, Lock Haven, PA 17745
  • Apply in person at Clinton County Voter Registration, 2 Piper Way, Suite 309, Lock Haven, PA 17745 — Business hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8 am to 5 pm and Wednesday 8 am to 12:30 pm.
  • Contact the Clinton County Voter Registration Office at (570) 893-4019 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. 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.

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 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.

Voters who experience an emergency after 5:00 pm on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, may be eligible to apply for an emergency absentee ballot. Contact the Voter Registration Office at (570) 893-4019.

Active-duty military and their dependents and civilians residing overseas apply for absentee ballots using different forms and deadlines. Contact the Voter Registration Office at (570) 893-4019. 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.


WHERE TO SEND PAPER BALLOTS

Note: if you are completing a paper voter registration form or an absentee ballot the mailing address on the form may be incorrect! The Clinton County Voter Registration Office has moved. Mail physical voter registration forms and absentee ballots to:

Clinton County Voter Registration
2 Piper Way, Suite 309
Lock Haven, Pa 17745