Absentee Voting

When and How to Apply for an Official Absentee Ballot

Absentee ballot application requirements vary depending on the elector’s category of eligibility. An absentee elector must file an application for an absentee ballot prior to each primary and election in which he/she is eligible to vote by absentee ballot.

Absentee ballot applications are available at our office or you may download the application by clicking here (Absentee Voting Information). (This document is in PDF format and you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to review the application.) You may mail or bring the application to our office.

Voter Registration
Lawrence County Government Center
430 Court St.
New Castle, PA 16101

Call (724) 656-2161 for directions or if you have any questions. We are open Monday through Friday, 8:00 – 4:00.

Absentee electors in military service are not required to be registered to vote. They may file an Official Military Application Form; Federal Form Number 76, distributed by the United States Department of Defense; or any other official absentee ballot application form to request an absentee ballot. An application may by submitted only by the elector or an adult member of his/her immediate family. Application may be made at or before 5:00 P.M. on the Friday before the election.

A military elector who is home on election day and who has not voted an absentee ballot may, if registered, appear at his/her district polling place and vote. In the event the military elector is not registered, he/she may apply in person and vote at the office of the county board of elections.