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COUNTY OFFICE BUILDING 93 East High Street Waynesburg, PA 15370
OFFICE OF ELECTIONS AND VOTER REGISTRATION
Department of Finance and Administration
Tina Kiger, Director of Elections and Voter Registration
Greene County Office Building, 1st Floor
93 East High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370
Phone: 724-852-5304 / Fax: 724-852-5321
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m., MondayFriday
The Office of Registration and Elections is accountable for the effective conduct of all elections and voter registration throughout Greene County. The staff must maintain and exercise a broad spectrum of duties in assuring a smooth election process. Responsibilities include the processing and updating of registration records, finding polling places, instructing district boards for each election, preparing ballots, programming and maintenance of election machines and preparation of absentee ballots.
Your vote is your voice as an American citizen. It’s your opportunity to be heard, to hold elected officials accountable for their decisions and to have a say in important issues that affect your community. On Election Day, every vote matters.
VOTER ID LAW UPDATESPennsylvania voters will NOT be required to show a photo ID before voting at a polling place in the May 2013 Primary Election.
As was practiced in both the 2012 Primary & General Elections, poll workers did ask for photo identification, but it was not required to cast a ballot; the same will be in effect for the 2013 May primaries according to the Associated Press (2/14/2013), as stated below:
Lawyers in a pending lawsuit challenging the law’s constitutionality agreed Thursday that voters will not be required to show photo ID at the polls as a condition of voting.
That means local election officials can ask voters to show ID, but they will be permitted to cast ballots as usual even if they lack the necessary documents.
Whether the law is constitutional is expected to be decided in a trial in state Commonwealth Court that’s slated to start July 15.
Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson halted the law before last fall’s presidential election on grounds that the state failed to make it possible for voters to easily get IDs before the election." Source: Observer-Reporter, 2/15/2013 & Asso. Press, 2/14/2013
What to Bring? In preparation of Pennyslvania's new Voter ID Law, citizens voting at their polling location should provide an acceptable photo id before casting their ballot. If you do not bring your ID on Election Day, you will still be allowed to cast your vote as usual. Don't leave without voting! Click here for information details on acceptable photo ID.
WHERE DO I REGISTER TO VOTE?
Registration forms are available at the Election Office, most banks, post offices, numicipal offices and libraries. You may also request a Voter Registration Mail Application form through:
Pennsylvania Voting Needs: call 1-800-552-VOTE (8683) or click here (votesPA)
Voter Resource Center (Application forms available to download, print, complete, sign and mail to county voter registration offices.)
PA Voter Registration Information & Requirements, click here.
Hours of all Polling Places: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Confirm Your Registration: Not sure if you are registered to vote? You can find out by searching Pennsylvania's voter registration database. You also can confirm your registration by contacting your County Board of Elections or by calling 1-877-VOTESPA. You can find the contact information for your county at the County Contacts and Web Sites page.
Once you have registered to vote, you are not required to register again unless you change your residence, name, or political party affiliation.
In Pennsylvania, the deadline to register to vote is 30 days prior to each election. Applications received after that date will be processed for the next primary, special, municipal or general election.
Types of Voting:
In Person Voting is an easy process. As long as you are registered, and bring an acceptable photo ID, you will be able to vote on Election Day. Voting systems vary from county to county, so know what to expect before you arrive at your polling location.
Absentee If you are unable to attend your polling place in person on Election Day, you may be eligible to vote by absentee ballot. To vote by absentee ballot, a voter must apply to the County Board of Elections for an absentee ballot. The County Board of Elections will send a paper absentee ballot to the voter. The voter then completes the ballot and returns it to the County Board of Elections.
Alternative The federal Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act of 1984 (VAA) (42 U.S.C. § 1973ee et seq.) generally requires polling places across the United States to be physically accessible to people with disabilities for all federal elections. Where no accessible location is available to serve as a polling place, a county must provide an alternate means of casting a ballot on the day of the election.
Provisional A provisional ballot is used to record a vote when there is some question regarding a voter’s eligibility. You have the right to vote by provisional ballot if ...
BOARD OF ELECTIONS:Board Members: (updated 2/13/2013)
Commissioner Chuck Morris, Board Chairman
Commissioner Blair Zimmerman, Vice-Chairman
Commissioner Archie Trader, Secretary
The Election Board will meet in April and October in the Commissioners first floor meeting room, Greene County Office Building. Public notification will be made for future meetings of the Election Board.
Each voting precinct has its own District Board that operates on Election Day. Duties pertaining to the Board of Elections include:
Distributes and receives nomination petitions
Prepares ballot copy for the printer
Retains polling places
Retains/pays local election board members
Programs and distributes voting machines to voting districts throughout Greene County
Distributes and receives campaign expense statements/reports
Certifies election results
Distributes employee's determination forms for filing statements of financial interests
Distributes and receives statements of financial interest for candidates and public officials/public employees
VOTER REGISTRATION STATISTICS:
Information as of October 25, 2012 for voters in Greene County: