Election Information

Voting poll locations in Robinson Township

Precinct 1 – Robinson Presbyterian Church, 521 Church Lane, Bulger

Precinct 2 – Raccoon Presbyterian Church, Candor/Midway Road, Bulger

Precinct 3 – Robinson Township Building, 8400 Noblestown Road, McDonald

If you are in doubt as to your appropriate polling station, please contact the Washington County Elections Office at 724-228-6751.

To register to vote in Pennsylvania, you must be:

  • A citizen of the United States for at least one month before the next primary, special, municipal, or general election.
  • A resident of Pennsylvania and the election district in which you want to register and vote for at least 30 days before the next primary, special, municipal, or general election.
  • At least 18 years of age on or before the day of the next primary, special, municipal, or general election.

Once you have registered to vote, you are not required to register again unless you change your residence, name, or political party affiliation.

Please note that any intentional false statement made on an application for voter registration constitutes perjury and is punishable by law.

Eligibility for Primary Elections

A primary election is an election in which a political party nominates its candidates for an upcoming general election. The rules for voting in primary elections vary from state to state. In Pennsylvania:

  • You must be registered and enrolled in a political party to vote in that party’s primary.
  • All registered voters are entitled to vote on Constitutional amendments, ballot questions and in all special elections that might be held at the same time as a primary election.

Register to Vote in Person

You can register to vote at a County Voter Registration Office or other designated sites.

Register to Vote by Mail

You can register to vote by mail in two ways:

  • Get a Voter Registration Mail Application form from the state or federal government. The Secretary of the Commonwealth and all county registration commissions supply Voter Registration Mail Applications to all persons and organizations who request them, including candidates, political parties and political bodies and other federal, state and municipal offices.

Register to Vote at PennDOT

You can register to vote at a PA Department of Transportation photo license center when you obtain or update your driver’s license.

Register to Vote at Government Agencies

In addition to PennDOT, you can register to vote at many other state government offices, including:

  • State offices that provide public assistance and services to persons with disabilities
  • Armed Forces Recruitment Centers
  • County Clerk of Orphans’ Court offices, including each Marriage License Bureau
  • Area Agencies on Aging
  • Centers for Independent Living
  • County Mental Health and Mental Retardation offices
  • Student disability services offices of the State System of Higher Education
  • Offices of Special Education
  • DA Complementary Paratransit offices

Voter Registration Forms

Below are links to different voter registration forms and applications. Remember that the deadline for registering is 30 days prior to each election.

  • Pennsylvania Voter Registration Mail Application Form: Use this form to register to vote by mail.  Pennsylvania Voter Registration Mail Application Forms must be completed and submitted to your County Voter Registration Office.
  • Request Voter Registration Mail Application(s): To request that Pennsylvania Voter Registration Mail Applications be sent to you, please provide your full name and mailing address via the following link: [email protected]. Remember to indicate the number of voter registration forms that you require.  To request multiple Pennsylvania Voter Registration Mail Applications for voter registration drives, please call 1-800-552-VOTE.

Pennsylvania law provides for permanent voter registration, unless the voter’s registration should be cancelled in accordance with law.  All electors, except those in the military service of the United States and bedridden or hospitalized war veterans unavoidably absent from their county of residence, must be registered to be eligible to vote.

Qualifications for Absentee Voters

In order to vote by Absentee Ballot, you must be a registered voter, (unless you are a member of the Armed Forces or a hospitalized or bedridden veteran outside your county of residence). You must also either be:

  • Unable to attend your polling place due to illness or physical disability;
  • Absent from your municipality of residence on the day of the election during the time the polls are open due to duties, occupation or business; or
  • Not attending your polling place on the day of the election during  the time the polls are open due to your observance of a religious holiday.

How to Apply for an Absentee Ballot

Applications for Absentee Ballots are available at the Washington County Elections Department, 100 W. Beau St., Suite 206, Washington, PA 15301  For more information you may call 724-228-6750.  Regular office hours are 9:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

You may also obtain an application from the VotesPA.com Web site. There you may download, print, complete, sign and send the form to:

Elections Department
Courthouse Square
100 W. Beau St., Suite 206
Washington, PA 15301Upon receipt and approval of the completed Absentee Ballot application, the Elections Department will then mail the Absentee Ballot as soon as it is printed.For fastest results, personally visit the Elections Department and complete an application.

Voting by Absentee Ballot with Voter ID Law

  • New identification requirements take effect in November 2012
  • Voters must provide drivers license number, last 4 digits of Social Security Number, or a copy of an accepted photo ID when applying for an absentee ballot.
  • Voters may provide identifying number to county over the phone, by email or mail or fax.
  • Identification will be verified by the County Board of Elections before the voters ballot will be counted. Voters have 6 days following an election to provide the necessary identification.
  • UOCAVA voters and voters affected by the Voting Accessibility for Elderly and Handicapped Act are exempt.

Deadline to Apply for an Absentee Ballot

Completed Absentee Ballot applications must be received in the Elections Department Office no later than 5 P.M., on the Tuesday prior to the Primary or Election.

It is strongly suggested that you secure, complete and return your Absentee Ballot application as soon as possible. This will provide sufficient mailing time for us to receive and process your application, mail your ballot, and allow you to vote and return your ballot by the deadline.

Deadline for Return of Your Voted Absentee Ballot

All voted Absentee Ballots must be received in the office of the Elections Department no later than 5 P.M., on the Friday prior to the Primary or Election in order to be counted.

Military and overseas personnel have different time constraints, contact this office for more information.

Important Instructions for Returning your Voted Absentee Ballot

All voted Absentee Ballots must be sent by mail or express or overnight mail (which includes DHL, FedEx and UPS, for example) or delivered IN PERSON by the absentee ballot voter.  Voted absentee ballots returned by any other means will not be accepted or counted by the Bureau of Elections.

Disabled voters may designate another person to assist in obtaining and delivering their absentee ballot.  More information and the necessary form(s) or application(s) for this voting option may be obtained on the Pennsylvania Department of State’s Web site.


Military and Overseas Personnel Information CLICK HERE

There are 184 voting precincts in Washington County, each one with its own elections board, chosen by the electors of the precinct every four years during the general municipal election.  These boards consist of a Judge of Elections and Two Inspectors of Elections.  Additionally, the Inspectors are each able to appoint a clerk.  This department serves as the central coordinating body for all 184 precincts, responsible to train local election boards in how to conduct elections, securing and coordinating polling places, ensuring delivery of all equipment to the polls, and serving as an information resource for the local boards on election day as issues arise.

Washington County Poll Locations

The Elections Office is responsible for coordinating and administering all elections and maintaining all voter registration information within the county. 

Larry Spahr
(724) 228-6751
Email Larry

Melanie Ostrander
Assistant Director
(724) 223-2959

Elections Technicians:

Troy Breese
(724) 228-6752
Email Troy

Debbie Lindley
(724) 228-6913
Email Debbie

Courthouse Square
100 W. Beau St., Suite 206
Washington, PA 15301

Ph: (724) 228-6750
Fx: (724) 250-6422