Vote in Person

Who Can Vote in-Person?

Every registered voter in York County is eligible to vote in-person at their assigned precinct, unless you have already returned your voted vote by mail ballot to the Elections Office. Where you vote is based on where you live.  There are 161 voting precincts (also known as polling places) in York County.  All 161 polling places in York County are ADA accessible.

Voters needing language interpreters or assistance due to a disability may bring someone with them to the polling place or they can request assistance from a poll worker. A Declaration for the Need of Assistance to Vote form may need to be completed with the Judge of Elections.

Polling Place Hours

Polling places are open on primary and general election days from 7:00 AM until 8:00 PM. Voters in line to vote at 8:00 PM get to vote no matter how long that line takes.

Where is My Polling Place?

Choose from the tabs below to find your polling place based on where you live (York City, a borough, or a township). Links to Google Maps are provided to obtain directions to the polling places.

  1. City
  2. Borough
  3. Township

York City Polling Places

Precinct Location
York City 1
340 E Market Street, York
York City 5 Appell Center for the Performing Arts
50 N. George St, York
York City 6 Crispus Attucks York
605 S. Duke Street, York
York City 7
50 North George Street, York
York City 8
629 S. Pershing Ave., York
York City 9-1
NEW LOCATION
740 W. Locust Street, York
York City 9-2
740 W. Locust Street, York
York City 11 Madison Avenue Church of the Brethren
645 Madison Ave., York
York City 12-1 Alexander Goode Elementary School
251 N. Broad St., York
York City 12-2 Hannah Penn K-8 Lobby
415 E. Boundary Ave., York
York City 12-3 Fourth United Methodist Church
20 N. Lehman St., York
York City 12-4 Kinsley Education Center
350 Hill St., York
York City 13 Thrive Church
661 N. Newberry St., York
York City 14-1 Lincoln Fire Company (rear)
800 Roosevelt Ave., York
York City 14-2 Faith United Church of Christ
509 Pacific Ave., York
York City 14-3
1059 Kelly Drive, York
York City 15 Jackson K-8 School
177 E. Jackson St., York

Voter Identification Requirements

Voter identification is required for voters who are voting for the first time at their polling place.  This includes voters who:

  • Are voting for the first time in York County or
  • Have moved within the county and are voting for the first time at their new polling place.

Any voter who is required to show ID and does not have ID with them and is not willing/able to get it will be offered a provisional ballot.  The voter must bring their ID to the Elections Office before the Friday following the election in order for their provisional ballot to be counted.

Select the tabs below to find out what types of photo and non-photo ID are accepted in Pennsylvania.

  1. Photo ID
  2. Non-Photo ID

Photo identification accepted in Pennsylvania include:

  • PA Driver’s License or photo ID card
  • ID issued by any Commonwealth agency
  • ID issued by the US government
  • US passport
  • US Armed Forces ID
  • Student ID
  • Employee ID

What to Expect at Your Polling Place

Step 1:  Arrive at Your Polling Place

  1. Polling place hours are from 7:00 AM until 8:00 PM. Everyone in line to vote at 8:00 PM gets to vote no matter how long that line takes.
  2. When you arrive at your assigned polling place, look for the "Vote Here" signs to determine which door to enter.
  3. Enter your polling place.

Picture of Vote Here Sign and Voters Walking into Polling Place

Step 2:  Check in at the Poll Book

  1. Go to the check-in table.  You may need to get in the line according to the first letter of your last name.
  2. Tell the clerk your name and they will find your entry in the poll book.Voter Checking In
  3. If any additional steps need to be taken before you can vote, that will happen at this time.
  1. You may need to show identification if your poll book entry says, "ID Required"
  2. You may need to surrender your vote by mail ballot if you have applied for a vote by mail ballot but have not returned it to the Elections Office.  If you have already returned your voted mail ballot, you will not be able to cast a ballot at your polling place.
  3. You may need to complete an "Affirmation of Elector" form with the Judge of Elections if your voter registration has become inactive.

Step 3: Receive Your Ballot

  1. Once any additional steps have been cleared, you can sign the poll book.  According to state election law, your name (and party affiliation in primary elections) will be announced.
  2. You will be handed a ballot (in primary elections, the ballot you receive will be according to your registered political party), Sharpie , and privacy folder (if requested).
  3. You will be directed to the private voting area where you will mark your ballot.

Voters at Private Voting Areas Completing their Ballots

Step 4:  Mark Your Ballot

  1. Read the instructions provided on the ballot.
  2. Carefully mark your selections on the front and back of the ballot.  Fill in the ovals completely; do not use Xs or check marks.RightWrong-Fill-InNoCheckmarks-NoXs
  3. If completing a write-in, fill in the oval completely and clearly write your selection in the box to the right.

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Every polling place is provided with an ADA accessible ballot marking device for voters who are unable to fill in a paper ballot on their own (voters may also bring someone to assist them).  Please ask a poll worker or the Judge of Elections to use this device.

Step 5:  Place Your Ballot into the Voting Machine

  1. When you have made all of your selections, take your ballot, Sharpie, and privacy folder to the voting machines.
  2. Place your own ballot with your own hands into the machine.  The Machine Inspector will be available if you have questions or need assistance.Insert Ballot into Voting Machine
  3. Return your Sharpie and privacy folder to the Machine Inspector.
  4. The Machine Inspector will give you an I-Voted sticker and you will exit the polling place.
  5. Congrats!  You have voted.

Voting Machine Demonstrations

Please see the videos below for how to use the Dominion ImageCast Precinct (ICP) Scanner and the Dominion ImageCast X (ICX) ADA Machine used by every polling place in York County.

What is a Provisional Ballot?

Definition

A provisional ballot is a type of ballot that records your vote while the county board of elections determines if it can be counted.  Sometimes county elections officials need more time to determine a voter's eligibility to vote.  Election officials may ask that a voter complete a provisional ballot.

Provisional Ballot Declaration Envelope

When are provisional ballots issued?

You may be issued a provisional ballot when:

  • Your name was not in the poll book or supplemental poll book.
    • For example, you reported to the wrong precinct; or
    • You did not report a recent change in residence to the county election office.
  • You are required to show ID, but you do not have it with you and you are not able to go get it.
    • Voters have until the Friday after the election to bring their ID to the York County Elections & Voter Registration Office for their provisional ballot to be counted.
  • Your eligibility was challenged by an election official.
  • You were issued but did not successfully vote an absentee or mail‐in ballot and you do not surrender your ballot at the polling place to be spoiled.
  • You returned a completed absentee or mail‐in ballot that was rejected by the county board of elections and you believe you are eligible to vote.
  • There is a special court order with respect to your registration status.
  • There is a special court order related to extending the hours of voting.
  • You believe that you are registered in a political party, but your voter record indicates otherwise (for primary elections only).

How are provisional ballots counted?

Within seven days after the election, the York County Board of Elections will decide whether you were eligible to vote at the election district where you voted the provisional ballot.  The Board of Elections reviews your registration status, location where you completed your provisional ballot, vote status, and other factors to determine your eligibility.  If you were eligible, they will count your provisional ballot.

How do I find out if my ballot was counted?

You can find out if your provisional ballot was fully counted, partially counted, or rejected beginning seven days after the election.  When looking up your provisional ballot status, you must provide your provisional ballot identification number which is on your provisional ballot identification receipt.

Please see the Pennsylvania Department of State website for more information on provisional ballots.