Welcome to the County of Berks
Welcome to the Office of Election Services
  • ​All Berks County employees and anyone entering county buildings must wear a mask or they will be denied entrance.  If you have questions related to COVID-19, you may email them to COVID@countyofberks.com or visit www.doyourpartberks.com.
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Goals & Objectives
 
 
It is the goal of this office to administer Voter Registration and conduct Elections in accordance with Federal and State voter registration and election laws. The office of Election Services maintains the accuracy of 260,000 registered voters for Berks County. Maintains boundary maps and descriptions for the 202 voting districts; locates accessible and suitable polling places; trains and processes payroll for 1200 polling place officials and processes candidate nomination petitions. It also prepares and packages various election materials required by polling officials; maintains, services and prepares approximately 500 electronic voting machines; processes Absentee, Alternative and Provisional Ballots; and certifies Official Election Returns. Lastly, it informs candidates, political party committees, the media and the general public of the voter registration and election process.
 
 

 Election Services Announcements

 
  • Mail-in Ballot Return Deadline

    ​Berks County officials are aware that the incorrect date for Election Day was listed on the Spanish side of the instruction sheet included with the first batch of mail-in ballots. 

    A letter will be sent this week to all voters who received the incorrect instructions, noting the error and reinforcing the correct deadline: November 2, 2021.
     
    Press Release: English | Spanish
  • Election Board Meeting
    Commissioner's Board Room, 13th Floor
    633 Court, Street, Reading, PA 19601
     
    None scheduled at this time
     
  • Ballot Drop Box Hours of Operation

    Municipal Election November 2, 2021

    Hours of Operation
     
     
    Day
     
     
    Date of Pull
    Agricultural Center
    1238 County Welfare Rd
    Leesport, PA 19533
    Services Center
    633 Court Street, 1st Fl
    Reading, PA 19601
     
     
    Pick Up
    Wednesday
    10/20/2021
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Election Staff
    Thursday
    10/21/2021
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Election Staff
    Friday
    10/22/2021
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Election Staff
    Monday
    10/25/2021
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Election Staff
    Tuesday
    10/26/2021
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Election Staff
    Wednesday
    10/27/2021
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Election Staff
    Thursday
    10/28/2021
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Election Staff
    Friday
    10/29/2021
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Election Staff
    Saturday
    10/30/2021
    8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Election Staff
    Monday
    11/1/2021
    8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Election Staff
    Tuesday
    11/2/2021
    8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Election Staff
      
     
    Voters Must Return Own Ballot
    A voter must return his or her own completed absentee or mail‐in ballot by 8:00 pm on Election Day to the county board of elections or other county‐designated drop‐off location.
    Under Pennsylvania law, voters may only return their own ballots. The only exceptions to this are for voters with a disability who have designated someone in writing to deliver their ballot, or for voters who are hospitalized or need an emergency absentee ballot. Designated Agents can drop off the ballot and Designated Agent Form at the Berks County Elections Office. Please contact our office if you have any questions at 610.478.6490.

     
  • ExpressPoll (Electronic Pollbooks) Pilot

    The Election Services office would like to notify voters of the ExpressPoll Pilot taking place at five (5) polling locations during the November 2, 2021 Municipal Election.  Voters in the following five (5) polling locations will have the opportunity to check in using the ES&S ExpressPoll electronic pollbook:

    Reading 10-1
    Exeter 3
    Mohnton
    Spring 8
    Tilden
     

    Letters regarding the ExpressPoll pilot were mailed to registered voters in these five precincts.  All polling locations in Berks County will transition to ExpressPoll electronic pollbooks beginning the 2022 Primary.  For more information or questions regarding this transition, please contact our office.

    ExpressPoll Quick Guide

    Click here for more information

     
  • Online Complaint Form
    • if you believe your rights have been violated,
    • if you have a complaint about how elections in Pennsylvania are conducted, or
    • are aware of any voter fraud, please use the online form to let us know about it.
Contact Information
 
Address:
Berks County Election Services
Berks County Services Center
633 Court Street, 1st Floor 
Reading, PA  19601
 
Phone:   610-478-6490
Fax:   610-478-6218
 
 
Hours:  Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
 
 
 
 
Important Election Information 
 
  
  
 
 
 
Voting
  
  
 
Help Wanted:
Polling Locations
  
Pollworkers are needed in the City and County polling locations (please see documents below). If you are interested in working at the polls in Berks County, please email the Election Services team at pollworkers@countyofberks.com
or call 610-478-6490.
 
  
  
 
(Help America Vote Act - 2002)
 
 
 
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