Absentee/Mail-In Ballots

How to apply for an absentee/mail-in ballot:

(You must have a valid PA driver’s license or PA State ID to apply online) 

Return by deadline via a mail service to: Elections, 500 W. Main St., Smethport, PA 16749
NOTICE to all Absentee/Mail-in Voters: 

  • If you receive an absentee/mail-in ballot and return your voted ballot to the elections office by the deadline, you may not vote at the polls.
  • If you are unable to return your ballot by the deadline, you may take the ballot and the return envelope to the polls, remit them to the Judge of Elections, and vote on the machines. 
  • If you no longer have your ballot or the return envelope, you may go to the polls and vote by provisional ballot.
Designated Agent Form – Who may use this form?

You may use this form if you have a disability, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, and it prevents you from doing any of the following: 

  • Submitting a paper application for a mail-in or absentee ballot. 
  • Obtaining your mail-in or absentee ballot in person. 
  • Returning your voted mail-in or absentee ballot.
Military/Overseas/Federal Ballot Application (FPCA) - You can learn more about the Federal Post Card Application at

Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot