Voting & Elections

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


Welcome to Elections and Voter Registration

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


 October 18, 2020 update
Over 78,000 ballots have been mailed out since early October.
The date on your email was when your mailing information was sent to our mail house
* not the exact date it was mailed *

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

You may request a ballot at our office at 28 East Market Street in downtown York.
We will accept requests every business day between 8 AM and 3:30 PM.
Please be patient as we can only allow two (2) people in the office at one time due to COVID restrictions.

There is only one drop-off box for mail-in ballots in York County
the Administrative Center (old courthouse) at 28 East Market Street, York. 
Hours are Monday-Friday, 8 AM to 4:30 PM

Has your application been received? Most likely.
We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through the volume.

Remember to place your ballot in the secrecy envelope before returning to ensure your vote counts.

QUESTIONS Re: DATE (mm/dd/yyyy)
Please write in today's date - not your birthday.

Please Send Me a Mail-In Ballot

I No Longer Want a Mail-In Ballot. I Want to vote at the poll.

Did I sign up to receive a mail-in ballot?

Am I registered to vote?


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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