About Us

Mission Statement

To provide Erie County Residents with the opportunity to register and vote in free, fair, and transparent elections.

About Us

The Elections Department is comprised of a Voter Registration/Elections Office and a warehouse for storing and maintaining voting machines.

Our Department is overseen by the Erie County Board of Elections. We are committed to administering elections and all related activities for the County of Erie in compliance with the Federal and State statutes.

Election and Voter Registration personnel are dedicated to providing excellent service, empowering voters through education, and conducting elections with a high standard of ethical practices.

Our Responsibilities
  • Registering Voters
  • Conducting Federal, State, County, and Local Elections
  • Compile and Maintain the Registration of the current 177,000 Voters
  • Prepare and Publish Notices of Elections
  • Prepare lists of offices for which Candidates are to be nominated
  • Accept and Verify Nomination Petitions
  • Prepare Official and Sample Ballots
  • Maintains candidates filing of campaign finance reports
  • The Elections/Voter Registration office is also responsible for establishing voting precincts and locations of polling places for each voting precinct; training of election officers to staff the polls on Election Day and preparing all election supplies to be used at the polls on Election Day.
  • Voter warehouse program and tests all election equipment
  • Processing of all Absentee and Mail-In Ballots
  • Election Results Reporting
  • Coordinates efforts with PennDOT, The Department of State and other counties in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Contact Us
General Questions 814-451-6275 – Main Office
Campaign Finance 814-451-6276 – Tonia Fernandez
Election procedures or complaints –Election Supervisor 814-451-6276 – Tonia Fernandez
Board of Elections – County Clerk 814-451-6304 – Julie Slomski
Poll Worker Questions 814-451-6274 – Sue Sheffield