Jefferson County Primary Election Guide

electionJEFFERSON CO., Pa. (EYT) — Tuesday is primary election day in Pennsylvania. Voters will decide which candidates will make it on the ballot for the November general election.

WHO’S ON THE BALLOT

Supreme Court Justice

In the Democratic primary, Dwayne Woodruff is running unopposed..

On the Republican side, Sallie Mundy is running unopposed.

Superior Court Judge

There are five candidates on the Democratic ballot for four spots. They include Carolyn Nichols, Geoff Moulton, Maria McLaughlin, Debbie Kunselman and Bill Caye.

There are five Republican candidates, including Emil Gioradano, Craig Stedman, Wade Kagarise, Mary Murray and Paula Patrick.

Commonwealth Court Judge

There are six candidates on the Democratic ballot for two spots. They include Timothy Barry, Joe Cosgrove, Ellen Ceisier, Todd Eagen, Irene Clark and Bryan Barbin.

On the Republican ballot are Paul Lalley and Christine Fizzano Cannon.

The complete ballot can be found at www.jeffersoncountypa.com/election-info/.

WHERE TO VOTE

You can find your polling locations at http://www.votespa.com

WHEN TO VOTE

Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

WHAT TO BRING

If you are a First-Time Voter, be sure to check what you will need to bring with you on Election Day.

In addition to proper identification, you may choose to bring the following items with you to the polls:

– A list of candidates on the ballot

– A list of key issues or specific proposals that are on the ballot

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

The Voting Rights Act of 1965

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 makes it illegal for any state or local government to discriminate against racial or ethnic minority groups by denying them the right to vote. It also protects against discrimination of people in language minority groups. The Voting Rights Act was extended in 1970, 1975 and 1982.

Assistance in Voting at the Polling Place

Under federal and Pennsylvania law, if you cannot enter the voting booth or use the voting system due to a disability, you can select a person to enter the voting booth with you to provide assistance. You can choose anyone to assist, except for your employer, an agent of your employer, an officer or agent of your union or the Judge of Elections. The first time you use assistance, you will have to complete and sign a form provided by the Election Officials at the polling place. After the first time, your registration record will include notation of your request for assistance.

QUESTIONS

Jefferson County: 814-849-1631

Clarion County: 814-226-4000

Clearfield County: 814-765-2641

Forest County: 814-755-3537


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