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Contact Information

Bradford County Courthouse Annex
6 Court Street, Suite 2
Towanda, PA 18848
Renee Smithkors, Director

Phone: (570) 265-1717
(888) 270-VOTE
Fax: (570) 265-1738

Email: smithkorsr@bradfordco.org

Office Hours

9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Department Description

The Office of Elections is responsible for the administration of all federal, state and local elections in Bradford County. In addition, the office processes all new voter registrations, and maintains the records of all current registrations. During municipal election years, the office distributes nomination petitions, and upon completion by candidates, accepts them for ballot placement. During presidential and gubernatorial election years, the commonwealth is responsible for accepting nomination petitions. The Elections Office also creates and programs all ballots for current voting units. After each election, the office conducts the official count, which must be then certified and sent to the Department of State. Since 2004, Bradford County has implemented and used PA SURE (Statewide Uniform Registry of Electors) in all election years.

Department Services

The Office of Elections:

  • Prepares ballots
  • Accepts petitions for ballot placement
  • Receives candidate’s campaign expense reports
  • Processes absentee ballot applications and voted ballots
  • Trains poll workers and additional election staff
  • Organizes supplies and equipment
  • Delivers voting machines to 61 polling places for election day
  • Trains 305 poll workers

On October 31, 2019, Governor Wolf signed Act 77 of 2019 into law. The Act is an historic election reform bill that makes the most significant improvements to Pennsylvania’s elections in more than 80 years. Act 77 allows more convenient and secure voting. Most voters can now vote by mail-in ballot, and voters will have more time to register to vote and to return their absentee or mail-in ballots. In addition, the Act provides $90 million in funding for new voting systems. There are a number of other improvements, which are summarized below:




Voter Guide to Act 77 Changes (Mar. 2020)

Voter Registration

General Information

Absentee Voting

Running for Office

Voter Registration Drives in PA

Permanent Voter Notice Mail-In

UMOVA 2022

Absentee Application

Mail In Application


2022 LRC - House - Final

2022 General Election Sample Ballots

2022 Election FAQ

Three Step Instruction for Voting

LAT Notice

Bradford County Polling Places