Northampton County | Mail-in ballots are now available for the Nov. 8th Election

The Elections Office began sending mail-in ballots out through the United States Postal Service for the November 8th General Election on October 3rd. Anyone who wants to vote by mail, must apply by 5:00PM on November 1st. Applications for a mail-in or civilian absentee ballots are available in the Election’s Office or at Voters can check the status of their ballot at that website.

Mail-in ballots must meet the following criteria to be counted.

  • The ballot must be sealed inside the secrecy envelope
  • If the secrecy envelope contains any text, marks or symbols which reveals the identity of the elector, the elector’s political affiliation or the elector’s candidate preference, the envelope and the ballot it contains will be set aside and declared void
  • The voter must sign and date the outer return envelope
  • The ballot must be received by the Elections Office by 8:00PM on November 8th

Voters can return mail-in ballots by bringing them directly to the Elections Office at the Government Center at 669 Washington Street, Easton, PA, by using one of the county’s four secure ballot drop-off boxes or through the U.S. mail. The envelopes include postage so voters do not need to add a stamp.

Secure ballot drop-off boxes will be available starting October 10th until 8:00PM on November 8th.

  • Rotunda of the Government Center – 669 Washington Street, Easton, PA 18042

o  Monday – Friday from 8:30AM – 8:00PM

  • Human Services Building – 2801 Emrick Blvd. Bethlehem, PA 18020

o  Monday – Friday from 8:30AM – 7:00PM

  • Northampton County 911 Center – 100 Gracedale Ave. Nazareth, PA 18064

o  Monday – Friday from 8:30AM – 8:00PM

  • Bethlehem City Hall – 10 E. Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018

o  Monday – Friday from 8:00AM – 4:00PM

Voters may only drop off their own ballots. Third party return of ballots is prohibited unless the person returning the ballot is rendering assistance to a disabled voter or emergency absentee voter and has a signed “Certification of Designated Agent” form. A copy of these forms can be downloaded at

Counterfeiting, forging, tampering with or destroying ballots is a second-degree misdemeanor pursuant to sections 1816 and 1817 of the PA Election Code. (25 P.S. §§ 3516 and 3517)

Voters can track the status of their mail-in or absentee ballots at

All precincts will be open on November 8th for in-person voting.



Information provided to TVL by:
Becky Bartlett
Deputy Director of Administration
Northampton County Government Center
669 Washington Street
Easton, PA 18042