|Delaware Township 1||Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
16 Delaware Chest Drive
Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
|Delaware Township 2||Delaware Township Municipal Building
Wilson Hill Road
Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
Please go to Pike County Elections Office website at: http://www.pikepa.org/elections.html for the following information:
- Absentee Ballot Application
- Voter Registration Application
- Sample Ballots
- Important Dates to remember
- Election Results
The Election Office maintains and controls all activities relating to Voter Registration and Elections under the supervision of the Pike County Board of Elections.
The office prepares machine ballots, programs voting machines, processes and issues absentee ballots, oversees district election workers and maintains county and local candidate filings for elected offices. In addition the office also maintains records of county election results, campaign finance filings, polling places and district election workers.
No excuse Mail In Ballots are now available. Here’s what you should know.
What is a Mail-In Ballot and how is it different from an Absentee Ballot?
- To qualify for an Absentee Ballot, a voter must meet certain criteria; an illness, physical disability, or be unable to go
to their polling place because of duties or occupation.
- Anyone can receive a Mail-In Ballot with no reason or excuse needed.
- Voters may request to be placed on a permanent Mail-In Voter List. These individuals will have an application
mailed to them by the first week in February each year, which, if completed and returned, entitles them to receive
ballots in the mail for all elections taking place in the remainder of the calendar year and for any special elections
through the third week in February of the following year.
- To be placed on a permanent Absentee List, a voter must have an illness or physical disability and an affidavit signed
by their doctor. These individuals will have an application mailed to them by the first week in February each year,
which, if completed and returned, entitles them to receive ballots in the mail for all elections taking place in the
remainder of the calendar year and for any special elections through the third week in February of the following
How do I apply for a Mail-In or Absentee Ballot?
- The quickest way to apply for a Mail-In/Absentee Ballot is online at www.votesPA.com. If you provide an email
address when applying online you can track your ballot. You will receive email notifications as your application goes
through the process of being approved, your ballot mailed, and your ballot received.
- Paper applications are available to print out and mail to your county elections office at www.votesPA.com or
www.pikepa.org , or you may pick up an application at the Pike County Election Office, 506 Broad St., Milford PA
- You can also call the Pike County Elections Office at 570-296-3427 and request an application be mailed to you.
When can I apply for a Mail In or Absentee Ballot?
- Voters can apply for a Mail-In or Absentee Ballot 50 days prior to an election. Applications received earlier will be
held by the elections office until they can be officially processed. Your ballot will be mailed as soon as the ballot is
ready and has been certified by the state.
- All applications for Mail-In/Absentee Ballots must be received by the elections office no later than the Tuesday
before Election Day. Post-marks do not apply.
When and where do I return my Mail-In or Absentee Ballot?
- All voted ballots must be returned to the Pike County Elections Office no later than 8:00 pm on Election Day.
Mail-In or Absentee Ballots cannot and will not be accepted at polling places.
How is my Mail-In or Absentee Ballot counted?
- After returning your ballot to your county elections office, your ballot is recorded as being received and your ballot
is securely stored until after the polls close on Election Day. A computation team will begin counting Mail-In and
- Absentee Ballots at 8:00 pm on Election Day at the Pike County Administration Building. The counting of the ballots
is advertised in local newspapers and open to the public.
- After the Mail-In and Absentee Ballots have been counted, the results from those ballots are added to the results of
the votes cast at the polls and posted on the Pike County website www.pikepa.org.
Can I still vote in person if I apply for a Mail-In or Absentee Ballot?
- No. Once a voter applies for a Mail-In Ballot or Absentee Ballot, that voter is not eligible to vote at the polls,
however, if the voter was not able to return their Mail-In or Absentee Ballot to the elections office on time, they can
be issued a Provisional Ballot at the polls.
Why should I vote by mail?
- Voting by mail is secure and convenient! When you apply online and provide an email address you can track your
ballot and receive alerts when your ballot is on its way to you and has been received by your elections office.
- Voting from the comfort of home gives you more time to select and research the candidates on the ballot so you can
make better informed choices!
- We all lead busy lives and sometimes it can be difficult to schedule a trip to the polls around our daily obligations.
- During busy elections when a high turnout is expected, you can skip the hassle of finding parking and waiting in lines
at the polls.
- Weather can play a factor here in Northeast PA ……no worries about getting out to the polls during inclement
What are the benefits of voting by mail?
- The new Mail-In Ballot makes voting easier and more accessible than ever! With no reason needed to request a
Mail- In Ballot more voters have the opportunity to participate in our elections. Higher voter participation gives our
communities the knowledge and confidence that they are being governed by officials that have been elected by a
majority of the people.
- Pike County voters can have confidence in knowing that their Mail-In/Absentee Ballots are counted using the same
secure and accurate software used to count ballots at the polls.
- No excuse Mail-In Ballots give all eligible Pennsylvania citizens the freedom to exercise their right to vote from just
about anywhere, securely and hassle-free!
For more information visit www.votesPA.com or contact the Pike County Elections Office 570-296-3427
Absentee Ballot Applications
Absentee Ballots for Registered voters of Pike County are available upon request (written or oral) at the Bureau of Elections. State law provides that you may vote by absentee ballot if you are absent from the municipality of residence on Election Day. A separate application must be made for each election. The Absentee Ballots are available for download under the Downloadable Documents section located to the right. The last day to apply for an absentee ballot is the last Tuesday prior to Election Day.