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.

( Mail completed applications to: Lackawanna County Department of Elections, P. O. Box 4524, Scranton, Pa. 18505 )

Important Dates for November 6, 2018 General Election

Last day to register before the November election – October 9

Last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot- October 30

Last day for County Board of Election to receive voted civilian absentee ballots – November 2


Sample Ballots – November 6, 2018

Notice of Election for Military and Overseas Voters 11-6-18

 2018 Important Dates To Remember


 2018 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


Department Of Elections
PO Box 4524
Scranton, PA 18505-6524


Voter Registration
2400 Stafford Ave
Scranton,  PA 18505
Office hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. (except holidays)