Elections & Voter Registration

Contact Elections & Voter Registration

Greg Katherman
Director Elections & Voter Registration
Email
(570)524-8603

UC Government Center
155 N. 15th Street
Lewisburg, PA 17837

Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Phone: (570) 524-8681
Fax: (570) 524-8627

Staff

Glenda Radel
Elections & Voter Registration Staff
Email
(570)524-8682

Kathy Reedy
Elections & Voter Registration Staff
Email
(570) 524-3891

Department of Elections

2022 Pennsylvania Redistricting Maps

NOTICE- Pre-Canvassing on Election Day

Pre-canvasing of the Absentee/Mail-in Ballots will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 in the Elections Office Tabulation Room located in the Government Center, at 155 N. 15th Street, Lewisburg, PA.
The Board of Election will meet in the Elections Tabulation Room at 9: 00 a.m. on Friday, May 20, 2022 to begin the official computation and canvassing of the votes cast from the May 17, 2022 General Primary Election.

The Department of Elections is responsible for conducting primary and all elections. Other functions include handing out petitions, and providing street lists, informing the electorate through advertised proclamations and notices of upcoming elections, maintaining the county’s election records, establishing polling places and districts, and assisting the elector with questions about the election’s process, laws, and procedures.
There are 27 election districts in Union County. Each election district has an Election Board, which consists of a Judge of Elections, a Majority Inspector, Minority Inspector, Majority Clerk, and Minority Clerk.

We are responsible for candidates who run for office on the Federal, Judicial, State, County, Township, Borough, School District, Precinct, and Party levels. County, Township, and Borough elections are Municipal and held in odd numbered years. National and state elections are held in even numbered years and are called General. Every year there is a primary. On Election Day we go from a staff of 2 to a staff of well over 150.

Pennsylvania has a closed primary, which means a voter must declare himself a member of a major political party and vote only for candidates of that party. Currently in Pennsylvania the major political parties are Republican and Democratic.

Any voter, who is unable to get to the polls or chooses to vote via mail may do so. Applications for mail-in ballots may be made fifty (50) days prior to the election, but not later than seven (7) days before the election.

Department of Voter Registration

The Voter Registration Office is responsible for maintaining and updating approximately 23,000 active and inactive registered voters in Union County. We receive changes of addresses from the Department of Transportation daily. Most of our new registrations are from the Driver License Photo Centers. Under the Pennsylvania Voter Registration Act of 1995, if you registered to vote and are an active voter, you will always be registered to vote in PA. All changes of address, name, or party affiliation must be recorded and maintained. Any person eighteen (18) years of age or older, who has been a citizen of the United States at least one month, who has been a resident of the state of Pennsylvania in Union County for at least thirty (30) days may register to vote in Union County.

Act 77 of 2019 provides for extension of voter registration deadline 15 days prior to Primary or election and return of the ballot up until election day 8 PM. It also provides for no excuse by mail voting. Additionally the November Election will no longer have the option to straight party vote.

Registration closes fifteen (15) days prior to the primary and election and opens the very next day. 

Information Pertaining to May 2022 Primary

Information for Candidates

Union County General Election Notice

How to Run For Local Office

Local Elected Officials

Municipality Contact Information

Court Of Common Pleas

Magisterial District Judges

Local County Office – Municipality Specific

School Directors

Information for Voters

Register to Vote OnlineVoter Registration Application
Voting by Mail in Ballot Information (Video)What You Need to Know About Voting by Mail (Video)
Absentee Ballot ApplicationMail in Ballot Application
Vote by Mail InformationFederal Write-In Absentee Ballot-Uniformed Military
2021 Mail in Ballot Letter (CCAP Video)Election Ballot Tracker
Voter Registration & Absentee Ballot Request (FPCA)
Find your Union County Polling Place Map App
List of Union County Polling LocationsHow to Use the Unisyn Voting System (Video)
Look Up Your Voter Registration StatusPolling Place Instructions
Voting for the first time in your Precinct?Request to Cancel Your Permanent Absentee/Mail in Status
Request to Cancel Voter RegistrationDisability Designated Agent Authorization Form

Military and Overseas

UMOVA General Election Notice 2022

FWAB

Other Resources

Democratic Party – Local Representative
Rick Thomas, Chair
(570) 524-0615
Email:  arty@ptd.net
Republican Party – Local Representative
Carolyn Conner, Chair
(570) 568-1217
Email: chairman@unioncountygop.com
2022 Election CalendarPA Department of State – Voting and Elections
Become a Poll Worker2022 Democrat Primary Ballot Sample
2022 Election Results2022 Republican Primary Ballot Sample