Voter Registration & Elections

Brett Perry
Director of
Linda Frey
Director of 
Voter Registration 
Phone: 814-887-3203
Fax: 814-887-2242
E-mail: Click Here 

*The Board of Elections meeting scheduled for 6/11/2024 has been cancelled*

*Unofficial Election results are here.

General Primary Information:

Notice of Pre-Canvass/Canvass and Computation Meetings

Pre-Canvassing of mail ballots will begin on Tuesday, April 23rd at 7:00 A.M. at the McKean County Courthouse, 500 West Main St. Smethport. 

The meeting to compute and canvass votes cast at the primary election held on April 23rd, will be held on Friday, April 26th at 9:00 A.M. at the Mckean County Courthouse in the commissioners' meeting room.

Eligibility of any military or overseas civilian absentee ballots received no later than 5:00 P.M. on the seventh day following the election will be determined on Wednesday, May 1st at 9:00 A.M. at the McKean County Courthouse in the commissioners’ meeting room.

Why Have I received a mail ballot application and what are my options?  You are receiving a mail ballot application because sometime last year, you requested a mail ballot and checked the box indicating that you would like to be a permanent mail voter.  The mail ballot application will automatically be sent to permanent mail voters at the beginning of each year.
Now that you've received the application, you have three options:

  1. If you would like to receive mail ballots for the upcoming 2021 elections, complete the application  and mail it back to our office.
  2. If you do not want to vote by mail ballot this year, but would like to continue to receive the application at the beginning of each year, you do not need to do anything.
  3. If you do not want to receive mail ballots and do not want to receive a ballot application for future years, sign and date in the box that says "Request to Cancel my Permanent Voter Status".  Then, return the form to the Elections office.
Here's a short video explaining your options:
Mission Statement:
The Department of Voter Registration and Elections strives to provide every citizen of McKean County with an atmosphere of efficiency, security and confidentiality.  Our goal is to provide each citizen with a positive experience when participating in the voter registration and election process.