Come and see our new Voting Equipment

Category: Elk County News
Published: Tuesday, 10 September 2019
Elk County will be using a new voting system that includes a "paper trail" in this year's General Election.  The Commissioners approved a contract in May 2019 with Election Systems and Software for the ExpressVote Tabulator System.

The ExpressVote Tabulator System combines electronic ballot marking with a verifiable paper vote record (a piece of paper).  The Tabulator System allows the voter to review their voting choices via paper ballot printed by the Tabulator prior to casting their official ballot.

Voters who are interested in a demonstration of the ExpressVote Tabulator System are invited to an Open House to be held in the Courthouse Annex Building, Conference Room #2, at 300 Center Street in Ridgway, PA 15853 on October 15, 2019 between the hours of 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. or 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

As always, you can visit the Elections & Voter Registration web page for information on the upcoming election.

Census 2020 - Address Canvassing Under Way

Category: Elk County News
Published: Friday, 06 September 2019
April 1, 2020 is National Census Day.  In preparation for the Census, address canvassing is currently underway in Elk County.  The Census Bureau needs the address and physical location of each living quarter in the United States and Puerto Rico to conduct and tabulate the census. An accurate list ensures that residents will be invited to participate in the census and that the census counts residents in the correct location.  You may encounter individuals in your neighborhoods verifying addresses.  These individuals will have an ID badge from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Census showing their photograph, their name, and an expiration date.  Attached here is some additional information regarding the Address Canvassing effort currently underway.  

The 2020 Census will be the first with an Online response option for the convenience of our residents.  Postcards will be sent in the spring to each household with instructions on how to be counted in the Census.  When you participate in the Census 2020, all of your answers are Confidential. How to Identify a Census Employee.    Stay tuned - we'll be posting updates over the coming months.

Elk County Launches PulsePoint

Category: Elk County News
Published: Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Are you CPR Certified ?   

Did you ever wish you could help someone in need of CPR ?

Elk County is proud to partner with the Allegheny Health Network / St. Vincent Hospital to bring to our residents

PulsePoint is comprised of 2 APPS that can be downloaded to your cell phone (either IOS or Android). 


The PulsePoint RESPOND APP is used to notify you when a cardiac arrest is occurring at a public location within ¼ mile of where you are currently located.  The purpose of this is to alert CPR trained individuals that they may be able to help someone in need while first responders are going to the scene.  Seconds count in these situations; so being able to begin CPR at the earliest possible time is the goal.  You will never be sent to someone's private residence - only public locations.


The PulsePoint AED APP allows a user to assist in creating a registry of AED machines and their locations.  This assists 911 to inform responders / callers of the location of any nearby AED machines during a crisis.


More information, including downloads, is available at

New Voting Machines

Category: Elk County News
Published: Friday, 02 August 2019
Elk County has received the first two of its new voting machines from Election Systems & Software (ES&S).  These new machines are compliant with federal requirements and state election law requiring a paper backup of every voter's ballot.  Each of these machines is also fully ADA Compliant to assist any voter with special accommodations.  

The remaining machines will be delivered and acceptance tested in late August; and we anticipate using these new voting machines in November's General Election. 
Pictured below are Election Board Member Jim Abbey, Elections Director Kimberly Frey, Deputy Elections Director Sue Milliard, Election Board Member Jan Kemmer and Election Board Member Dan Freeburg.

Stay tuned for more updates including poll worker training, an open house for public viewing of the new machines, and more.

Keeping with Election News, the Johnsonburg 1st and Johnsonburg 2nd polling location has been moved to the JOHNSONBURG COMMUNITY CENTER BLDG. at 600 Market Street, Johnsonburg effective for the November 5, 2019 General Election.  As always, you can keep up with the latest election news on the Elk County Election and Voter Registration web page.

2019 Elk County Tax Upset Sale Scheduled

Category: Elk County News
Published: Monday, 29 July 2019
The 2019 Elk County Tax Upset Sale has been scheduled for Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 10:00am in Conference Room #2 of the Elk County Courthouse Annex Building - 300 Center Street, Ridgway, PA  15853.

The initial list of properties to be exposed for sale at the Tax Upset Sale will be published in the local newspapers during the week of July 29, 2019 and will also appear on the Elk County Tax Claim website.  Properties on this list have unpaid taxes from 2017 and prior years.  To understand more about the Tax Claim process, you can click here.  Specific details regarding the 2019 Tax Upset Sale including an updated list of properties can be found here.

The Elk County Tax Claim Bureau is pleased to offer The Velocity Payment System which is a secure, easy to navigate system that allows the tax payer to log on and pay their delinquent real estate taxes by check or credit card from home.
Click here to visit the payment site:  Once you click on this link, the easiest thing to do is search using the last name of the property owner as opposed to the parcel number.


Elk County Courthouse
250 Main Street
P.O. Box 448
Ridgway, PA 15853

Elk County Courthouse Annex
300 Center Street
P.O. Box 448
Ridgway, PA 15853