Mail-in Ballot Voting

Any voter who is ineligible for an Absentee Ballot may apply to vote by a Mail-in Ballot.

How Can I Apply for a Mail-in Ballot?




Online


  • 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.