May 18th is a critical day to show up at the polls or vote by mail! Each of the offices up for election shapes our common future, and the three ballot initiatives on the ballot will become law based on this primary vote!
PA SUPREME COURT—1 seat up for election in 2021
PA SUPERIOR COURT—1 seat up for election in 2021
Timika Lane www.judgelane.com
Bryan Neft www.bryanneft.com
Jill Beck www.jillbeck.com
PA COMMONWEALTH COURT—2 seats up for election in 2021
Sierra Street www.judgesierrastreet.com
David Spurgeon www.judgespurgeon4commonwealth.com
Amanda Green-Hawkins www.amandagreenhawkins.com
Lori Dumas www.judgedumas2021.com
PROPOSED AMENDMENTS to the PA CONSTITUTION
VOTE NO to amend the PA Constitution to change existing law and increase the power of the General Assembly to unilaterally terminate or extend a disaster emergency declaration.
VOTE NO to amend the PA Constitution to change existing law so that a disaster emergency declaration will expire automatically after 21 days.
VOTE YES to amend the PA Constitution to provide that equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged because of an individual’s race or ethnicity.
Click here for greater detail on upcoming ballot measures.
Apply to vote by mail at votespa.com
For any questions regarding voting, call the Board of Elections on Monday or Tuesday at 570-389-5640.
If you applied for a mail-in ballot for last November's election and asked to be put on the list for receiving future mail-in ballots you may have received a postcard asking if you wish to receive another mail-in ballot or not. Please fill it out and return it ASAP.
We recommend you fill in option #2 which will get you a mail-in ballot. Option #1 will cancel and future receipt of mail-in ballots unless you apply again. you must be registered to vote to apply for a mail-in ballot. (see your registration status by clicking blue button below)
More details about voting by mail and dates for application will be here soon. Keep an eye on this site!
It is important to remember that all elections are controlled by states and even smaller government entities so be sure that any information you may hear applies to YOUR STATE and MUNICIPALITY. The video below is excellent but there have been a few revisions since it was first assembled.
1. Postage will not be necessary (revised from video)
2. To drop off your ballot in person you must go in the main door of the Main Street Courthouse Annex (not the Court House proper), turn left and proceed to the Election office. YOU MAY ONLY BRING IN YOUR OWN BALLOT
3. There are no drop boxes
4. Today's office hours are 8 A.M. to 4:30 PM.
5. The deadline for the return of ballots is 8P.M. on Election Day November 3
MAIL-IN BALLOTS WILL BEGIN TO BE SENT OUT TO PENNSYLVANIA VOTERS DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF OCTOBER. READ THE DEADLINES BELOW FOR VOTER REGISTRATION, MAIL-IN APPLICATION AND ARRIVAL OF BALLOTS AND YOU WILL SEE THAT TIME IS VERY SHORT. AS GOOD A JOB AS THE U.S.P.S. USUALLY DOES FACTORS ARE IN PLAY TO LIMIT TIMES EVEN FURTHER.
VALUE YOUR VOTE! DON'T BE A VICTIM OF BAD ACTORS AND SEND FOR, FILL OUT AND MAIL IN YOUR VOTE WITH ALL DELIBERATE SPEED.
Registration Deadline - (EXPIRED) You must be registered to vote by OCTOBER 19,2020
Last day to apply for a mail in or absentee ballot- (EXPIRED)-OCTOBER 27,2020
Dead-line for mail-in ballots to be
returned to the Board of Elections- NOVEMBER 3RD by 8 o'clock P.M.
At this point in time the only sure way to get your absentee ballot to the Board of Elections before 8PM on election day is to bring it there in person.
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
POLLING PLACES WILL BE OPEN FOR NORMAL VOTING IN THE NOVEMBER ELECTION.
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 (see WHO WE ARE page) or the Board of Elections at the County Courthouse-570-389-5640.
There is a last minute correction: