Board of Elections and Registration

Notice of Special Meeting of the Luzerne County Board of Elections & Registration Regarding Ballot Drop Box Site in Lower Luzerne County

The Luzerne County Board of Elections & Registration will convene a Special Meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, at 5:00 PM in the County Council Meeting Room of the Luzerne County Courthouse. The purpose of the Special Meeting is to address a ballot drop box site for lower Luzerne County. The meeting will be held as an in-person meeting. The public may physically attend the meeting and enter the courthouse via the west entrance, located in the back of the building.

Those wishing to view the meeting and/or participate virtually may visit: https://www.luzernecounty.org/1282/ABC-Meetings-Online for the link to the virtual meeting and the toll free call-in number. Please be advised that virtual access to the meeting cannot be guaranteed due to possible technological issues.

Luzerne County Board of Elections & Registration

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.