Elections and Voter Registration

The Erie County Election Department consists of the Voter Registration Office and the Conduct of Elections Bureau.

Voter Registration maintains the county’s voter registration list, as well as many other duties that surround primary and general elections.If you need to register to vote, would like to switch your party affiliation or get an absentee ballot, this office is the place to go.

The Conduct of Elections Bureau coordinates the nominating petition process for placing candidates on the ballot. The office also creates the County’s official ballot, and programs and maintains voting machines. On Election Day, the office oversees voting at 150 precincts across the county and tally the votes.

Did you know? The last day to register to vote before this year’s municipal primary is April 17. The primary is on May 16.

County Council

Erie County Council, as the legislative branch of Erie County government, is responsible for passing the county budget, which in 2017 is $436.6 million. Council also oversees the Erie County Elections Office and the Human Relations Commission. Council members sit as the Board of Trustees for Pleasant Ridge Manor, the county’s skilled nursing home facility.

Each of Council’s seven members represents a district in Erie County. Your Council Representatives are: Kathy Fatica, District 1; André R.  Horton, District 2; Fiore Leone, District 3; Jay Breneman, District 4; Dr. Kyle Foust, District 5; Edward DiMattio, District 6; and Carol Loll, District 7.

Council generally meets every other Tuesday at 7 p.m. You can also view video from previous meetings online.

Did you know? Members of the public are invited to speak at Council Council meetings.