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Frequently Asked Questions

If you have other questions not answered here, look elsewhere in our web pages 
or call our office at (610) 782-3194.  This page is updated regularly. Check back often!

What time are the polls open?

7 AM to 8 PM

Can I still register to vote?

Registration closes 15 days before every election. All forms must be received in the office, no postmarks will be accepted

I will be 18 after registration closes, but before the election. May I register?

Yes, if your birthday is the day of the election or before. As long as you are 18 by Election/Primary Day you can register to vote.

Can changes to my information or applications be submitted via Fax?

NO!  The Voter Registration office cannot accept any electronic signatures, hard signatures only.

I moved after registration closed. Can I vote?

You may go to your old polling place, one last time, where your registration may still be active.

Aside from the Voter Registration Office, where can I get a mail-in registration form?

The forms should be available at Public Libraries, Municipal Buildings, and Post Offices all throughout the county. You can also get the Voter Registration Form here.   Spanish Version 

I changed my name. Can I vote?

Yes, you may vote under your old name. You will be asked to update your signature when you go to vote.

Can I change my party by mail?

Yes, you may change your party by using a
Voter Registration Mail-in form       Voter Registration Mail-In form Spanish

What ward and district am I in?

Your ward, district and polling place are printed on your voter registration card that was sent to you when your registered to vote. If you do not have this card, call the Voter Registration Office for the current voting district.

If I register to vote with Penn-Dot, how do I know where to vote?

It will be printed on your ID Card. If you registered with Motor Voter and have not received an I.D. card from this office with your polling place printed on it, you should call to find out if your registration form has been received. If you know your district, you can check our website under polling places.

Do I have to vote in the Primary in order to vote in the General Election?


I moved. How do I get my name removed from the voter rolls?

If a voter has moved out of PA and wants his name removed from the voter registration rolls, he must send notification in writing to the Voter Registration Office of Lehigh County. A form to have your name removed from the polls
can be found here Request to Cancel Your Registration

Can I use my registration card as proof of citizenship?

Voter registration is not proof of citizenship. The Election Office issues proof of registration, just as an address verification. It will not be accepted for re-entry into the country as of January 26, 1996.

Do I need identification to register to vote?

YES! All Voters are required to provide an acceptable form of Id to register.


How do I get an absentee ballot application.

Call the Voter Registration Office, (610)782-3194, or link to:
You can also apply at with a VALID PA DR License or a VALID PA State ID
Absentee Ballot Application

Can I place my name on a permanent disabled list?

Permanently sick or disabled voters may be placed on the permanent list. This entitles you to automatically receive an absentee application/ballot. 
The permanent affidavit can be found on page 2 of the absentee application and must be signed/completed by a physician.

I am registered as an independent. Can I vote in the Primary Election?
(The following pertains to a primary only)

Pennsylvania is a closed Primary state. A voter must be affiliated either as a Democrat or a Republican to vote in a Primary Election.  ALL OTHER PARTIES can vote for a QUESTION ONLY that may be on the Primary Ballot.

What do I do if my right to vote is challenged at the polls?

See the Judge of Elections. The Judge of Elections will call our office to verify the problem. He may ask you to vote by Provisional Ballot.

Where can I get information on the candidates?

Democratic Party Headquarters: (484) 283-5913

Republican Party Headquarters: (610) 435-3322

The League of Women Voters Guide:  www.lwv-LehighCounty

Where is my polling place?

Final polling places will be printed in the Morning Call the week before the General Election. The only changes after printing would be in an emergency situation.
Your polling location is printed on the Voter Registration I.D. card that is mailed to you when you register to vote. You can also call the Office of Voter Registration or check this website under polling places

How may I get voting assistance at the polls?

You may have assistance if it is so noted in the poll book, meaning it is in file in the Voter Registration Office. This can be done by contacting the Voter Registration Office (610) 782-3194. Anyone can help. However, if the disability is not recorded on the voter’s registration card or in the poll book, the voter may receive assistance if the voter completes a declaration in the polling place on Election Day.

How far from the polling place should campaign literature and candidates be?

At least 10 feet from the entrance of the polling place.

How do you become a watcher?

Watchers are appointed by the candidate or party and must have a valid watcher certificate prepared by the Voter Registration office.

How do I become a Poll Worker?

If an elected precinct official position becomes vacant due to a resignation or death how is the office filled? Someone is appointed, to that position, by the Voter Registration office. This person will work until the next election of precinct workers. You can find an application to work under the poll worker section on the webpage.