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LUZERNE COUNTY
BUREAU OF ELECTIONS
20 North Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 207
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711
(570) 825-1715
 
 


General Election, November 8, 2016

POLLS OPEN AT 7AM AND CLOSE PROMPTLY AT 8PM

IF THERE ARE LINES AT THE POLLING PLACES, VOTERS THAT ARE IN LINE BY 8PM WILL BE ENTITLED TO VOTE

ELECTION NIGHT RESULTS

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General Election Proclamation
CANDIDATES FOR THE OFFICES AND PARTIES TO APPEAR
ON THE NOVEMBER 8, 2016, GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT

 

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State-level Offices Eligible for Election in 2016

President of the United States
United States Senator
Attorney General
Auditor General
State Treasurer
Representative in Congress
Senator in the General Assembly (Odd numbered districts)
Representative in the General Assembly

 

Demo Machines are available for review in the Election Bureau. Online sample ballots coming soon!

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QUESTIONS TO APPEAR ON THE NOVEMBER 8TH GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT
Plain English Statements Included
(PDF DOWNLOADABLE DOCUMENTS)

 

Proposed Constitutional Amendment

Proposed Luzerne County Home Rule Charter Amendment 1

Proposed Luzerne County Home Rule Charter Amendment 2

Proposed Luzerne County Home Rule Charter Amendment 3

Proposed Luzerne County Home Rule Charter Amendment 4

Proposed Luzerne County Home Rule Charter Amendment 5

 

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Important Dates to Remember

 

The deadline to apply for CIVILIAN ABSENTEE BALLOTS for the General Election is  NOVEMBER 1st
COMPLETED BALLOTS must be returned to the Bureau of Elections no later than 5 PM ON NOVEMBER 4th.

 

 Complete ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATION sign and mail
***Type in form requires Acrobat Reader***

 

NOTICE:  If you are questioning timely mailing delivery of your voted absentee ballot (received in the Election Bureau by November 4th at 5PM), beginning November 2nd, voted absentee ballots can be hand delivered to two Post Office locations in Luzerne County for DIRECT DELIVERY TO THE ELECTION BUREAU

Please note that ballot envelopes must be POSTAGE PAID and HAND DELIVERED to a postal worker at the counter.  You must inform the postal worker that you are delivering a voted absentee ballot.  The locations and deadlines of voted absentee ballot hand delivery is as follows;

 

Wilkes Barre Post Office located at 300 South Main Street, Wilkes Barre PA
**Drop off begins on November 2nd until November 4th at 5PM**

 

Hazleton City Post Office located at 231 North Wyoming Street, Hazleton PA
**Drop off begins on November 2nd until November 4th at 12PM NOON**

 

You may also hand deliver YOUR voted absentee ballot to the Election Bureau located at 20 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 207, Wilkes Barre PA, during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

NOTE: PENNSYLVANIA ELECTION CODE ONLY ALLOWS THE VOTER TO HAND DELIVER THEIR BALLOT TO THE BUREAU.  VOTERS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO DELIVER ANOTHER INDIVIDUALS BALLOT TO THE BUREAU.

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****INFORMATION FOR MILITARY AND OVERSEAS VOTERS**** 

 

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VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE ALERT:
The last day to register before the 2016 General Election was October 11, 2016.
Any application submitted AFTER October 11th until November 8th, 2016
will be held and processed the day after the 2016 General Election.
If you are registering for the first time and are not already registered to vote,
you will not be able to vote in the 2016 General Election.

 

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THE ONLY AUTHORITATIVE SOURCE OF INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR VOTER
REGISTRATION STATUS, IS YOUR COUNTY VOTER REGISTRATION OFFICE.

CONTACT THE BUREAU OF ELECTIONS TO VERIFY THAT YOUR VOTER
REGISTRATION INFORMATION! (570) 825-1715

 

LAST DAY TO REGISTER OR UPDATE YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION BEFORE THE GENERAL ELECTION WAS- October 11, 2016


To become registered for the 2017 Municipal Primary,
complete the REGISTRATION APPLICATION sign and mail

***Type in form requires Acrobat Reader***

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ACCESS THE PENNSYLVANIA ONLINE VOTER REGISTRATION WEBSITE HERE!
(Redirects you to the PA Department of State Website)

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  Important Dates to Remember Calendar Here
(PDF Downloadable Document)

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Information on Pennsylvania Certified Voting Systems
(Redirects you to the PA Department of State Website)

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Pennsylvania Department of State Website

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Access Information on Presidential Elections
(Redirects you to the PA Department of State Website) 

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Qualifications to Run for President
(Redirects you to the Library of Congress Website)

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Who Elects the President?
(Redirects you to the Library of Congress Website)

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Access Information on the Electoral College
(Redirects you to the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration Website)

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Notice of Voting District Changes and Consolidation

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Poll Watcher Request Form
(PDF Downloadable Form)

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Online Access to Campaign Finance Forms and Information

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Last Updated: 11/08/16 16:55:33
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