Below you will find helpful links to help answer the most common questions regarding the voting process.

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Absentee Voting

If you are unable to vote at your polling place on Election Day, you may request an absentee ballot.

Absentee Ballot Applications must be received by the Lancaster County Board of Elections no later than April 19th.

Absentee Ballot Applications can be found at your local post office, township or borough office, or at our office.
You can download the Absenttee Ballot Application here:

What should I take with me when I go to vote?


All voters who appear at a polling place for the first time must show proof of identification. Approved forms of photo identification include:

  • Pennsylvania driver’s license or PennDOT ID card
  • ID issued by any Commonwealth agency
  • ID issued by the U.S. Government
  • U.S. passport
  • U.S. Armed Forces ID
  • Student ID
  • Employee ID

If you do not have a photo ID, you can use a non-photo identification that includes your name and address. Approved forms of non-photo identification include:

  • Confirmation issued by the County Voter Registration Office
  • Non-photo ID issued by the Commonwealth
  • Non-photo ID issued by the U.S. Government
  • Firearm permit
  • Current utility bill
  • Current bank statement
  • Current paycheck
  • Government check

If you have any further questions regarding your Voter Registration Status, please contact the Lancaster County Board of Elections at (717) 299-8293.