Voting & Elections

Welcome to York County Elections and Voter Registration

Voters who cast provisional ballots at their polling places in the General Election on Nov. 3, 2020, can now check the status of their ballots. This can be done by entering information on the state's website, which is linked here.



The York County Board of Elections will hold a special hearing commencing at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, 28 E. Market Street, 2nd Floor, York, Pennsylvania, 17401. The purpose of the hearing is to determine the final eligibility of Provisional Ballots that were cast at the Nov. 3, 2020, General Election, and to hear all appropriate challenges.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the public can request accommodations for persons with disabilities to attend this meeting by calling York County at 717-852-4924. Individuals with a hearing impairment shall contact the Deaf Center at 717-848-2585 or 717-848-6765 (TTY).

Julie Wheeler, President Commissioner
Doug Hoke, Vice President Commissioner
Ron Smith, Commissioner

Steven F. Ulrich, Director

Mark E. Derr, Chief Clerk 



York County Administrative Center
28 East Market Street
York, PA 17401-1579
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Follow us on Twitter at @VoteYorkPA


Review our frequently asked questions about the Nov. 3 General Election


York County Board of Elections Responsibilities

  • Register voters and manage elections for York County
  • Processing new registrations, moves, change of political party, etc.
  • Furnishing street lists (alphabetical listing by street of all individuals registered to vote within York County)
  • Distributing and receiving nomination petitions
  • Preparing ballot
  • Retaining / paying local election board members
  • Programming and distributing voting machines to 161 voting precincts throughout York County
  • Distributing and receiving campaign expense statements / reports
  • Certifying election results
  • Receiving and retaining Statements of Financial Interest for candidates, nominees, public officials, public employees, or solicitors

 What's New for 2020

  • Voter registration deadline is now 15 days before the election (General: October 19)
  • Qualified voters may apply for a mail-in or absentee ballot (deadline for general is October 27)
  • Voters may request to be added to a permanent list to receive a mail-in or absentee ballot
  • If a voter has returned a mail-in or absentee ballot, the voter MAY NOT VOTE at her/his polling place
  • If a voter is unsure that the ballot will be received on time, the voter may return the ballot to the County Board of Elections office by 8 p.m. on Election Night
  • If a voter is still unsure and cannot deliver the ballot, the voter may go to her/his polling place and cast a provisional ballot.


County Board of Elections
York County Administrative Center
28 East Market Street 
York, PA 17401-1579

(717) 771-9604