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 May 15, 2018 General Primary Election

Last day to register before the Primary- April 16

Last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot- May 8

Last day for County Board of Elections to receive voted absentee ballots- May 11


Nomination Petitions for Committeeman/woman are available for pick up at the Voter Registration Office.

February 13- First day to circulate and file nomination petitions

March 6- Last day to circulate and file nomination petitions

March 21- Last day for withdrawal by candidates who filed nomination petitions

Official Notice of Election for Military and Overseas Voters- May 15, 2018

 2018 Important Dates To Remember

 Candidates List 11-7-17- Winners


 WRITE-INS 11-7-17


 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)