Mail-in Ballot Voting

Any registed voter may apply to vote by a Mail-in Ballot.

How Can I Apply for & Check the Status of a Mail-in Ballot?

Check Status of Mail-In Ballot - 
The status of Mail-In ballots can be checked by clicking this link to the State's website   


  • Registered voters can apply for a Mail-in Ballot online with a valid PA driver's license or photo ID from the PA Department of Transportation (PennDOT).

By Mail

  • Download and print the Mail-in Ballot application, located here (English) and aquí (español).
  • Fill in the application and mail it in to the Lancaster County Office of Elections. 
  • The deadline to apply for a Mail-in Ballot is 5 pm on the Tuesday before the election.

  • You can also send a signed letter to the election office, including the information listed on the Mail-in Ballot application.

Other Methods

  • Apply in person at the Election Office. Once the county's ballot is finalized and available, you may request and promptly receive your Mail-in Ballot and mark it there.
  • Contact the Election Office for more information.

Annual Mail-in Ballot Request

  • You may request to be added to an annual Mail-in Ballot request list, in which you'll receive yearly an application to renew your Mail-in Ballot request.
  • Once your application is approved, you will automatically receive ballots for the remainder of the year.
  • You do not need to submit an application for each election.

Voting Your Mail-in Ballot

  • Mark your ballot, following the instructions.
  • Place your ballot in the secrecy envelope and then put the secrecy envelope into the official envelope. Ensure you sign the form, or the ballot may not count.
  • Return your ballot to the Lancaster County Board of Elections by the deadline of 8 pm on Election Day. Ballots may be mailed to: P.O. Box 2139 Lancaster, PA 17608Voters may drop off their own ballots at 150 N Queen St. Suite 117 Lancaster, PA 17603.