Voting in Mount Pocono

WHERE TO VOTE IN MOUNT POCONO
In Mount Pocono everyone votes at the Pocono Mountain Volunteer Fire Company, 20 Murray Street, Mount Pocono  (click for Google map).   There are two entrances for Murray Street off of route 611.  One is across 611 from Mount Pocono Beverage and the other is across 611 from Rita’s Ice (look for the flag at the Murray Street entrance across from Rita’s).  Murray Street is on the left side of 611 if you are going north, right side if you are travelling south on 611.

HOURS TO VOTE  The polling place will be open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm.  If you are in line by 8 pm you must be permitted to vote.

MOUNT POCONO VOTING DISTRICTS
Mount Pocono is in the 8th US Congressional District,  We are District 40 in the Pennsylvania Senate District, and District 176 in the PA House District.

ELIGIBILITY TO VOTE
You are eligible to vote in Mount Pocono if you

  1.  Are a US Citizen at least 30 days before election day;
  2.  A resident of Mount Pocono Borough for at least 30 days before election day; and,
  3.  Turn 18 on or before election day (you can register before you are 18 if you will turn 18 on or before election day).

REGISTRATION DEADLINE
You must register 30 days before election day. If you register by mail, your registration form must be postmarked on or before the 30th day prior to the election

HOW TO REGISTER TO VOTE
There are numerous ways to register to vote:

Online.  Click here for Pennsylvania ONLINE VOTER REGISTRATION

In person at the Monroe County Voter Registration Office, Monroe County Administrative Building, Room 105, Stroudsburg PA, 18360.

By mail:

  1.      Obtain a State or Federal voter information mail application. The Secretary of the Commonwealth and all county registration commissions supply voter registration mail applications to all persons who request them, including candidates, political parties and political bodies and other Federal, State, and municipal offices.
  2.      Download and print the voter registration application . Complete the application and either hand deliver or mail to:

Monroe County Administrative Building
One Quaker Plaza, Room 105
Stroudsburg PA 18360

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A VOTER APPLICATION FORM IN ENGLISH
Presione aquí para descargar un formulario de inscripción de votante en blanco

Apply at Department of Transportation photo license center when you obtain or update your driver’s license.

Apply at a government agency. Clients of these government agencies may apply to register to vote at:

  1.  State offices providing public assistance and services to persons with disabilities
  2.  Armed Forces Recruitment Centers
  3.  County Clerk of Orphan’s Court offices, including the Marriage License Bureau.
  4.  Area Agencies on Aging
  5.  Centers for Independent Living
  6.  County Mental Health and Mental Retardation Offices
  7.  Student disability services offices of the State System of Higher Education
  8.  Offices of Special Education
  9.  ADA Complementary Paratransit offices

Note:   A convicted felon released from prison may apply to register to vote by crossing out & ignoring the felony conviction language on the application.

ABSENTEE VOTING  If you will not be able to vote on election day, due to work, vacation, or other reasons, you may obtain an absentee ballot.  CLICK HERE for an Absentee Ballot form.  You can fill out this form online, but you must print it out, sign it, and return it to the Monroe County Board of Elections in person or by mail before the deadlines (see below).  The address of the County Board is Monroe County Administrative Building, One Quaker Plaza, Room 105, Stroudsburg PA 18360

Please note Absentee Ballot Deadlines:

Applications:   The last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot is 4:30PM on the Tuesday before the election – please note that POSTMARKS DO NOT APPLY and original applications must be received (no facsimiles or emails).

Voted Ballots:   All civilian voted ballots must be returned to the County Board of Elections Office by 4:30pm on the Friday before the election – please note that POSTMARKS DO NOT APPLY.   If hand delivering, only the actual voter may return their ballot.

PA VOTER ID LAWS & OTHER VOTING RIGHTS INFORMATION

Only first time voters in precincts must show identification (ID).  Voters voting for the first time in their precinct must show ID. The ID can be photo or non-photo ID. This is the only time ID is required.  Acceptable forms of ID are:

Pennsylvania driver’s license or PENNDOT ID card
ID issued by any Commonwealth agency
ID issued by the US Government
US Passport
US armed Forces ID
Student ID
Employee ID
Confirmation issued by the County Voter Registration Office
Non-photo ID issued by the Commonwealth that shows name and address
Non-photo ID issued by the US Government that shows name and address
Firearm permit
Current utility bill that shows name and address
Current bank statement that shows name and address
Current paycheck that shows name and address
Government check that shows name and address

Pennsylvania’s strict photo ID law for all voters is no longer in effect for voting at the polls. Unless you are voting for the first time in your precinct, poll workers should not ask you for photo ID, and you will NOT need to present ID to vote if you have previously voted in Mount Pocono.
If you are voting for the first time in your precinct, and you show a non-photo ID, it must contain your name and address. The only other voters who need to show ID are those who may need to verify that their address is correct.

Voters have a right to assistance when voting.  You have the right to assistance at the polling place, including foreign language or literacy assistance.   You may select any person to assist you as long as the person is not your employer or union representative or the Judge of Elections.   Voters do not need to be designated in the poll book as “assistance permitted” to receive help.   A person who wants assistance will be asked to sign an Assistance Declaration at the precinct, unless the poll book already indicates “assistance permitted.”

A voter whose name is not in the poll book can still vote.  When you go to your polling place to vote but your name does not appear in the poll book or supplemental poll book, you can still vote.   The local officials should place a call to the county board of elections to confirm your registration.   (If they refuse to call, do not leave the polling place.  Call the Board of Elections at (570) 517-3165.)  The board of elections can determine whether you are registered and in the correct precinct.

If you are registered but you are in the wrong precinct, you will be directed to the correct precinct. If the board of elections cannot find your name in its voter registration database, or if you are unable to go to another precinct, you are entitled to use a provisional ballot. If you vote by provisional ballot, the Judge of Elections will give you a receipt with your provisional ballot number.  You can find out if your provisional ballot was counted by visiting pavoterservices.state.pa.us or by calling 1-877-868-3772.

MORE VOTER & ELECTION INFORMATION/RESOURCES

Monroe County Office of Elections and Voter Registration  Monroe County Administrative Building, One Quaker Plaza, Room 105, Stroudsburg, PA 18360,  (570) 517-3165
Monroe County Election Results
Pennsylvania State Voting & Elections Information
Check Your Registration Status
Verifique el Estatus de la Inscripcion del Votante
Election Day FAQs
Monroe County League of Women Voters