Board of Elections and Registration

The Luzerne County Board of Elections will hold a meeting for general business purposes on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, beginning at 5:00 PM in the County Council Meeting Room of the Luzerne County Courthouse. 

The meeting will be held as both in-person and virtual. 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 can click on the link below:  

Zoom Webinar  - https://www.LuzerneCounty.org/ElectionsBoard

Call in -  US: 833 548 0276 (Toll Free) Webinar ID: 992 4639 7610  Passcode: 845024
If the client is already installed: Click Open ZOOM Meeting. Follow On screen prompts to join the webinar.

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.