Board of Elections and Registration

Primary Election

Legal Notice Regarding Adjudication

Legal Notice Regarding Canvassing

Special Election

Luzerne County Board of Elections & Registration Special Meeting for the Canvassing of the Mail-in Ballots Granted a Court Ordered Extension of Time for Receipt 

The Board of Elections will convene a meeting on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 10:00 AM on the 3rd floor of Penn Place, Courtroom A, 20 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Wilkes-Barre, PA for the purpose of canvassing of the mail-in ballots granted an extension of time for receipt by the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas. The Board will continue to review the ballots through the adjudication process until completed. This meeting is open to the Public.

Board Overview

The Luzerne County Board of Elections and Registration shall have and exercise all powers and duties stated in Section 8.04 of the Luzerne County Home Rule Charter and, shall provide general supervision over all elections conducted by the County in accordance with the Pennsylvania State Bureau of Commissions, Elections and Legislation. 

In accordance with Section 8.04 of the Home Rule Charter for Luzerne County, the Board of Elections and Registration is comprised of five registered voters. Four of the members are appointed by resolution of County Council and the fifth member is appointed by an affirmative vote of those four members.  At the time of their appointment, each member of the Board of Elections and Registration appointed by County Council, shall have been a member of the same political party continuously for at least five years and shall remain a member of that party during his/her term of office.

If any member of the Board of Elections and Registration files a petition for nomination or election or becomes a candidate for any elective public office, his/her position shall become vacant, and the vacancy shall be filled by County Council within 60 days after the declaration of the vacancy.

Any three members of the Board of Elections and Registration shall constitute a quorum and shall have the power to perform the functions of the Board of Elections and Registration.

The Board of Elections and Registration adopt and publish a meeting schedule, prior to every calendar year. You can find the meeting schedule above. You can contact the Board of Elections here.