Department of Elections

Marion Medalis, Director

Department of Elections

The Department of Elections in Lackawanna County is responsible for the administration of Elections in the County. Our responsibilities include registering voters, compiling and maintaining the registration of all voters. We prepare and publish notices of Elections, conduct Federal, State & County Elections. The office also accepts and verifies nomination petitions, prepare lists of offices for which candidates are to be nominated, administer the campaign expenditure act. We are responsible for establishing polling places for each voting precinct, training of election workers, and preparing all election supplies to be used at each election, canvass election returns, and certify election results. All voting equipment that is used in each election district is tested prior to the day of Election.


Moves of Polling Locations for the June 2, 2020 Primary Election

Notice is hereby given that the Lackawanna County Board of Elections will hold their regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday May 20, 2020 at 11:30 a. m.

Meeting Agenda


Important News About Recent Changes to the Pennsylvania Primary Election related to COVID-19

The Legislature, Governor Wolf and the Department of State worked together to pass legislation to reschedule the PA primary election to June 2nd.

Additionally, thanks to historic legislation passed last fall, ALL Pennsylvania voters now also have the ability to vote by mail without having to provide an excuse – for any reason or no reason at all. You can apply for mail-in ballots online, by mail, or in person, until one week before the election. For the 2020 primary, mail-in ballot applications must be received by your county election office by 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 26.

( Mail completed applications to: Lackawanna County Department of Elections, 123 Wyoming Ave., Floor 2, Scranton, Pa. 18503 )



The Pre-Canvassing / Canvassing of Absentee / Mail-in Ballots will begin on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 9:00 AM in the Department of Elections, 123 Wyoming Ave., Scranton, Pa.



June 2, 2020 Pennsylvania Primary Sample Ballots (Democrat and Republican)


Postponement of 2020 General Primary –                                                         June 2

Governor Wolf has signed SB422 into law, which postpones
the General Primary until Tuesday June 2nd          

Last day to Register before the primary                                                                  May 18th

Last day to apply for a mail-in or civilian absentee ballot                                           May 26th

Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted mail-in and
civilian absentee ballots (must be received by 8:00 PM)                                            June 2nd

The Lackawanna County Board of Elections met on March 4, 2020 and approved the following polling place changes for Archbald 4-2 and Jermyn 1, 2, 3:

Polling Place Changes March 4, 2020

Official Notice of Election for Military and Overseas Voters 4-28-2020

2020 Important Dates To Remember


2020 Campaign Finance Reporting Schedule

 Authorization for a Political Committee to Receive Funds on Behalf of a Candidate (DSEB-501)

 Political Committee Registration Statement (DSEB-500)

 Campaign Finance Report (DSEB-502)

 Campaign Finance Statement (DSEB-503)

 24 Hour Reporting Form

 Independent Expenditure Reporting Form (DSEB-505)


Marion Medalis 
Director of Elections
Phone: 570-963-6737
Fax: 570-963-6691
[email protected]


Lackawanna County Government Center
123 Wyoming Avenue, 2nd Floor
Scranton, PA 18503
Office hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. (except holidays)

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