Erie County’s Elections and Voting office provides election services, ensuring citizens have equal access to the election process, protecting the integrity of votes, retaining official records, and maintaining a transparent, accurate and fair voting process.
Do your part to stay safe on Election Day if you visit the polls:
- Wear your mask (gloves are optional)
- Bring a Blue Pen for the poll book and a black fine point marker so you don’t have to share.
- Use hand sanitizer before and after you vote.
- Avoid using facility bathrooms
Erie County Poll Workers are following CDC Guidelines by wearing masks, sanitizing pens and surfaces. If you don’t have a mask please ask for one.
Due public notice is hereby given, that the Erie County Board of Elections and/or its agents will convene at 10:00am on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in room 114A at the Erie County Courthouse for pre-canvassing the Absentee and Mail-In Ballots. Pre-Canvassing is the separation of ballots from their mailing envelopes. Ballots are then moved to the Tabulation Room 112 for the accumulation of Unofficial Results after 8pm.The Erie County Board of Elections will meet in room 112 of the County Courthouse, 140 West 6th Street Erie, PA at 9:00am Friday, June 5, 2020 to begin the Official Computation and Canvassing of the votes cast from the June 2, 2020 Primary.One authorized representative of each candidate in an election and one representative from each political party shall be permitted to remain in the room in which the absentee ballots and mail-in ballots are pre-canvassed or canvassed. CDC guidelines will be followed during the canvass.ATTEST: Douglas R. Smith
Erie County Clerk
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The Pennsylvania General Assembly and Governor Wolf have modernized the vote in Pennsylvania though Acts 77, 94 and 12. Changes include a “no excuse” Mail-In Ballot and expanded deadlines for the June 2 primary election and beyond. Find out more about the changes in Pennsylvania Elections.
The Pennsylvania Department of State mandated a change to voting systems across the state to include paper backup and massive updates in cybersecurity. The Erie County Election Board conducted an extensive search culminating with the selection of Dominion Voting as the County’s election vendor. Find out more about the County’s paper-based system and related YouTube videos here: How-to of Dominion Voting.
Demonstrations in your community may be found on the County Calendar.
Find out more about the County’s paper based voting system. Watch these videos on Erie County’s Dominion Voting System:
You are also invited to visit the Voter Registration Office, Room 112 of the Erie County Courthouse, and try out the new Dominion Voting system.