Board of Elections and Registration

The Luzerne County Board of Elections will convene a special meeting on November 23, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. for the purpose of the certification of the November 3, 2020 General Election.

The meeting will be via Microsoft Teams video/audio conference platform. Anyone wishing to participate in this public meeting can attend virtually utilizing one of the methods listed on the County’s website at www.luzernecounty.org at www.luzernecounty.org/agendacenter/board-of-elections-registration-8???. If you wish to participate and require assistance, please contact the Elections Bureau at 570-825-1715.

 Due to COVID-19, no physical meeting space will be provided for this meeting. If you are a person with a disability and wish to participate in this meeting and require an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodation to participate, please contact the Elections Bureau at 570-825-1715 to discuss how the Luzerne County Election Board may best accommodate your needs.

LUZERNE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS NOTICE:

 A meeting for general purposes of the Luzerne County Election Board will be held on Wednesday, November 25th, 2020 at 4:30P.M. via Microsoft Teams video/audio conference platform. Anyone wishing to participate in this public meeting can attend virtually utilizing one of the methods listed on the ABC Meetings Online page.  The agenda for this meeting is available here.  If you wish to participate and require assistance, please contact the Elections Bureau at 570-825-1715.

AMENDED PUBLIC NOTICE

PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Public notice is hereby given that the Luzerne County Board of Elections and Registration will hold regular meetings in 2020 as follows: October 28th, November 18th  25th, and December 22nd at 4:30 P.M. via the Microsoft Teams video/audio conference platform. Anyone wishing to participate in this public meeting can attend virtually utilizing one of the methods listed on the County’s website at www.luzernecounty.org at www.luzernecounty.org/agendacenter/board-of-elections-registration-8. Updated agendas can also be found on the website. If you wish to participate and require assistance, please contact the Elections Bureau at 570-825-1715.

Due to COVID-19, no physical meeting space will be provided for this meeting. If you are a person with a disability and wish to participate in this meeting and require an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodation to participate, please contact the Elections Bureau at 570-825-1715 to discuss how the Luzerne County Election Board may best accommodate your needs.

Board Overview

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 below.

During the COVID-19 state of emergency, Authorities, Boards, and Commissions meetings will be held online only.
There will be no public gathering for these meetings.  Please see the 
ABC Meetings Online page for more information on how to attend these public meetings.