§ 2642. Powers and duties of county boards
Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 25 P.S. Elections & Electoral DistrictsEffective: July 1, 2006
Effective: July 1, 2006
25 P.S. § 2642
§ 2642. Powers and duties of county boards
The county boards of elections, within their respective counties, shall exercise, in the manner provided by this act, all powers granted to them by this act, and shall perform all the duties imposed upon them by this act, which shall include the following:
(a) To investigate and report to the court of quarter sessions their recommendations on all petitions presented to the court by electors for the division, redivision, alteration, change or consolidation of election districts, and to present to the court petitions for the division, redivision, alteration, change or consolidation of election districts in proper cases.
(g) To instruct election officers in their duties, calling them together in meeting whenever deemed advisable, and to inspect systematically and thoroughly the conduct of primaries and elections in the several election districts of the county to the end that primaries and elections may be honestly, efficiently, and uniformly conducted.
(j) To receive and determine, as hereinafter provided, the sufficiency of nomination petitions, certificates and papers of candidates for county, city, borough, township, ward, school district, poor district, election offices, and local party offices required by law or by party rules to be filed with the board.
(k) To receive from district election officers the returns of all primaries and elections, to canvass and compute the same, and to certify, no later than the third Monday following the primary or election, the results thereof to the Secretary of the Commonwealth, as may be provided by law, and to such other authorities as may be provided by law. The certification shall include the number of votes received in each election district by each candidate for the General Assembly.
(l) To publicly announce by posting at its office the results of primaries and elections for county, city, borough, township, ward, school district, poor district, election offices, and party offices, if any; to provide the results to the Secretary of the Commonwealth; and to issue certificates of election to the successful candidates for said offices.
(m) To prepare and submit, within twenty days after the last day to register to vote in each primary, municipal and general election, a report to the Secretary of the Commonwealth in the form prescribed by him, which shall contain a statement of the total number of electors registered in each election district, together with a breakdown of registration by each political party or other designation. Copies of said statement shall be furnished, upon request, to the county chairman of each political party and political body. The Secretary of the Commonwealth shall forthwith submit such information to the Legislative Data Processing Center and shall publicly report the total number of registered electors for each political party or other designation in each county not later than five days prior to the primary, municipal or general election.
(p) A county board of elections shall not pay compensation to a judge of elections who wilfully fails to deliver by two o'clock A. M. on the day following the election envelopes; supplies, including all uncast provisional ballots; and returns, including all provisional ballots and absentee ballots cast in the election district.
1937, June 3, P.L. 1333, art. III, § 302. Amended 1943, May 21, P.L. 353, § 1; 1961, June 7, P.L. 243, § 1; 1965, Oct. 13, P.L. 579, § 1; 1965, Dec. 15, P.L. 1109, § 1; 1998, Feb. 13, P.L. 72, No. 18, § 2, imd. effective; 2004, Oct. 8, P.L. 807, No. 97, § 2, imd. effective; 2006, May 11, P.L. 178, No. 45, § 2, effective July 1, 2006.
HISTORICAL AND STATUTORY NOTES
Act 1998-18 legislation
The 1998 amendment rewrote par. (m), which formerly read:
“To prepare and submit, not less than twenty days prior to each primary, municipal and general election, a report to the Secretary of the Commonwealth in the form prescribed by him, which shall contain a statement of the total number of electors registered in each election district, together with a breakdown by party registration. Copies of said statement shall be furnished, upon request, to the county chairman of each political party and political body”.
Act 2004-97 legislation
Act 2004-97, § 2, in par. (l), substituted “; to provide the results to the Secretary of the Commonwealth;” for a comma; and added par. (p).
Act 2006-45 legislation
Act 2006-45, § 2, in par. (b), inserted “that meet the requirements of this act”.
25 P.S. § 2642, PA ST 25 P.S. § 2642
Current through 2019 Regular Session Act 118. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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