There are a number of places to register to vote and/or get absentee ballots. Voter Registration at the Columbia County Court House Annex can best aid you. They can also help you with an absentee ballot or to find out if you are already registered, if needed. You can visit them at 11 West Main St. Bloomsburg, go to their website or call them at (570) 389-5640.
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The most extensive online voter information is available at votesPA.com.
Voter ID Law
Columbia County Court House
Annex Building on the right
For voting in person, voters DO NOT need to show identification at the polling place. The only exception is if it is a person’s FIRST time voting at THAT SPECIFIC polling location. In this case voters need either photo identification OR a non-photo identification that contains the voter’s name and address. Examples of approved identification are below.
Driver’s license or PennDOT ID card
ID issued by Pennsylvania
ID issued by the United States of America
United States of America Passport
United States of America Armed Forces ID
Student or employee’s card
Voter registration card issued by a C Pennsylvanian county
Non-photo ID issued by Pennsylvania
Non-photo ID issued by the United States of America
Current utility bill
To vote absentee, a voter most provide proof of identification. If it is the first time a voter is voting absentee, then they are limited to the types of identification they can use. If the first-time absentee voter has a valid driver’s license or PennDOT ID card, the voter MUST use one of these. If the first-time absentee voter does not have a driver’s license or PennDOT ID card, then the voter must provide last four digits of their Social Security Number. If the first-time absentee voter has neither a driver’s license nor a PennDot ID card nor a Social Security card number, then the voter must provide a copy of a current photo ID with an expiration date.
This section serves as a handy and rapid guide to which poll each voter in Columbia County must use during Elections. If you have any questions please call your local Democratic Committee member or the Board of Elections at the County Courthouse-570-389-5640.