Jefferson County Primary Primer: Who’s on the Ballot, and More

JEFFERSON 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.



In the Democratic primary, Tom Wolf is running unopposed. Governor Wolf’s top three priorities as investing in our kids and schools, growing jobs and supporting workers, and protecting our seniors and access to healthcare.

On the Republican side, there are three candidates on the ballot: Laura Ellsworth, Paul Mango, and Scott R. Wagner.

The Republican candidates’ priorities are as follows:

Ellsworth listed her top three priorities as jobs and economic development, education and workforce, and restoring financial integrity.

Top priorities for Mango are listed as bringing our jobs and children back to Pennsylvania by prioritizing job growth in all regions in the state, tackling the opioid epidemic more comprehensively, and reimagining our education system to prioritize two outcomes: Are our children competitive in a global economy? and – Are they good citizens?

Wagner’s top priorities are listed as overhauling governmental impositions, eliminating property taxes, and retooling and redesigning our education system.

Lieutenant Governor

There are five candidates on the Democratic ballot: Nina Ahmad, Kathi Cozzone, John Fetterman, Ray Sosa, and Mike Stack.

There are four Republican candidates: Jeff Bartos, Kathy Coder, Peg Luksik, and Diana Irey Vaughan.

US Senator

In the Democratic primary, Bob Casey, Jr. is running unopposed.

On the Republican side, there are two candidates, Lou Barletta and Jim Christiana.

15th Congressional District

There are two candidates on the Democratic ballot: Wade Jodun and Susan Boser.

On the Republican side, Glenn “GT” Thompson is running unopposed.

66th Legislative District

On the Democratic side, Kerith Strano Taylor is running unopposed.

On the Republican side, Cris Dush is running unopposed.


Additional information on candidates can be found here.

Sample ballots can be found here.


You can find your polling locations here.


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


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


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 a notation of your request for assistance.


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