Monroe County Municipal Election Guide

Photo Credit / Stephanie LeMons Although voter registration for the 2019 election is closed, all registrations going forward count towards 2020.

Stephanie LeMons 

News Editor 

Voting for Monroe County’s Fall 2019 Municipal Elections are being held on Tuesday, Nov. 5. The last day to register for the 2019 municipal election cycle was Monday, Oct. 7. However, even if you are not registered to vote, it is recommended you still show up to a polling place and inquire about an absentee ballot or a provisional ballot.

Polling places open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. The on-campus voting location is located in the same building as Starbucks, in the entrance to the left.

There are six referendums up for a vote, including the proposed Constitutional Amendment Crime Victim Rights and granting specific rights to crime victims during public proceedings. Highlights of the Pennsylvania version of the bill include a requirement to provide notice of all hearings and proceedings, emphasizing the physical and emotional protection for the victims.

There are also four state and two county referendums on the ballot for the retainment of current positions.

There are five ways to register to vote, the first being online at votespa.com. 

A second way to register is by a paper form that must be printed and mailed to the county voter registration office. 

Voters can also visit the county registration office in person located at 1 Quaker Plaza, Stroudsburg, PA 18360.

Potential voters can also register at any Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) center when you update or obtain your driver’s license. 

Additionally, people wishing to vote can register in person at almost any state government office. 

The full list of applicable state government offices is available online at votespa.com. 

Request forms for absentee ballots are also available on the Monroe County website under Elections/Voter Home. 

All first-time voters are required to show some form of ID, such as a driver’s license or U.S Passport, the full list of acceptable forms of ID are listed below.

Email Stephanie at: 

slemons@live.esu.edu

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