Clearfield, Jefferson, and Elk Counties, PA – Get out and vote on Tuesday, Nov. 5 for the municipal elections!

The majority of what you’ll see on the ballot are more local seats, such as county commissioners, district attorney, school board, mayor, and borough council members.

In the presidential election of 2016, around 70 percent of people voted. However, when it comes to more local elections like this one, the turnout can drop as low as around 25 percent. Your vote can make the difference.

Polls will be open on Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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VOTING INFO – WHEN, WHERE, WHAT TO BRING

When can I vote?

Polls open Tuesday at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Registered voters who are in line at 8 p.m. will still be allowed to vote.

Where can I vote?

Your polling place depends on where you live. Most polling places are public buildings where large crowds can gather, such as town halls, fire stations, schools, church centers or community centers. To find your exact polling location, visit votespa.com and click on the “Find my polling place” link on the right side of the page.

City of DuBois:

First Ward – Friendship Hose House
Second Ward – Christ Lutheran Church
Third Ward – DuBois Hose House No. 3
Fourth Ward – Fourth Ward Hose House
Fifth Ward – Goodwill Fire Hall

Sandy Township:

Falls Creek area – Adrian Sandy Fire Company
West Sandy Township – West Sandy Fire Hall
Oklahoma area – Oklahoma Fire Company
Treasure Lake area – Treasure Lake Fire Company
Sabula area – Hickory Grange

Other locations:

Reynoldsville – Reynoldsville Fire Hall
Brady Township – Brady Community Building
Union Township – Union Township Fire Hall
Bloom Township – Blown Township Building
Edge of Reynoldsville / Winslow Township – Winslow Township Municipal Building
Sykesville – Town Hall
Big Run – Big Run War Memorial
Brookville – Heritage House
Edge of Brookville / Polk Township – Polk Township Municipal Building
Edge of Brookville / Pine Creek Township – Pine Creek Fire Department
Brockway – Brockwayville Depot

What do I need to bring?

You do not need your voter registration card, but you will need to have previously registered and be able to know your voting location. If you are voting in an election district for the first time, you will need an approved form of identification, either photo or non-photo. No other voter will be asked to present an ID.

 

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The offices:

Judge of the Superior Court is a 10-year term. They review most of the civil and criminal cases that are appealed from the courts of common pleas in Pennsylvania’s 67 counties.

County commissioner is a 4-year term. They help enact and administer local ordinances. They hire county employees, approve budgets, oversee planning and zoning, and are in charge of local county spending on things like law enforcement, road maintenance, recreation and parks services, and deciding the property tax rates for the county.

District attorney is a 4-year term. They work alongside law enforcement to investigate and prosecute alleged crimes, file criminal charges, and bring evidence before a Grand Jury.

Register and recorder preserves records and resolutions for property, deeds, mortgages, and any record of property ownership. They also maintain record pertaining to estates, inheritance taxes, and wills. It is a 4-year term.

Treasurers send tax bills, collect overdue payment, and disperse money to the appropriate agencies. It is a 4-year term.

County auditors are responsible for the financial books and records of county offices. They enforce the county’s finance laws, advise the commissioners on the area’s financial status, and enforces the budget.

The sheriff works alongside local police to enforce law at a county level, patrol for crime, and issues warrants and foreclosures.

Offices we are not listing individually: township supervisors, borough council, and school board members. These candidates will be on your ballot based on where you live within your county.

We suggest you visit the sample ballots on the county websites to see your exact ballot and research the candidates.

 

Other ways of seeing who is on your ballot:

Clearfield County – Select your precinct at the Clearfield County Courthouse website and see a sample ballot (your precinct is listed on your voter registration card)

Jefferson County – Go to the Jefferson County Courthouse website to see what a ballot looks like. The real ballot will also the representatives for your specific district, which are not shown on this sample.

Elk County – The Elk County Courthouse website has information about your polling location and other election information. You can also see who is on the ballot at their sample ballot.

 

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Results from the May primary, which determines who is on Tuesday’s ballot for municipal elections.

NOTE FOR SCHOOL BOARD/BOROUGH COUNCIL/SUPERVISOR/ETC SEATS – Click the links below to check for your specific results.

 

Ongoing results:

Pennsylvania ballot results

Clearfield County results

Jefferson County results

Elk County results (click on unofficial media report)

All results are pending official and final tabulation. No absentee or write-in ballots have been calculated yet.

 

 

Statewide primary results (determined who will be on your ballot this Tuesday)

Judge of the Superior Court

Democrats: Amanda Green Hawkins from Allegheny County took the lead statewide, followed by Daniel McCaffery from Philadelphia County, and then Beth Tarsi from Allegheny County. Hawkins and McCaffery will appear on the ballot in November.

Republicans: This was a close race. Megan McCarthy King from Chester County pulled ahead of Christylee Peck from Cumberland County, followed by Rebecca Warren from Luzerne County. King and Peck will appear on the ballot in November.

 

Clearfield County primary results (determined who will be on your ballot this Tuesday)

County Commissioners for Clearfield County

Democrats: Lisa Kovalick of Girard Township came in the lead, followed closely by David Glass from DuBois in second and David Twoey from Woodward Township in third. Kovalick and Glass will appear on November’s ballot.

Republicans: Both Tony Scotto from DuBois and John Sobel from Lawrence Township, who are running for re-election, took the lead and will appear on the ballot in November.  Joseph Bigar Jr. from Sandy Township came next, followed by R. Bryan Snyder from Morris Township, and Edward Walsh from DuBois.

 

District Attorney for Clearfield County

Democrats: William Shaw Jr. from Pine Township, the current DA, is running for reelection. He will appear on November’s ballot because no one from the Democratic side was officially running against him in the primary.

Republicans: Ryan Sayers from Clearfield came out ahead of Warren Mikesell II from Clearfield. Sayers will appear on November’s ballot for this seat.

 

County Treasurer for Clearfield County

Democrat Carol Fox from Burnside Township runs unopposed.

 

Register and recorder for Clearfield County

Republican Maureen Inlow from Lawrence Township seeks reelection and is running unopposed.

 

Jefferson County primary results (determined who will be on your ballot this Tuesday)

County Commissioners for Jefferson County

Democrats: Kelly Harriger from Brookville came out ahead of Jeffery Pisarcik from Sykesville. Pisarcik is running for re-election. Because voters were asked to select two candidates, both Democrats will appear on November’s ballot.

Republicans: John “Jack” Matson from Brookville was slightly ahead of Herbert Bullers Jr. from Brookville and. Both are running for re-election. Because voters were asked to select two candidates, both Republicans will appear on November’s ballot.

 

County Auditor for Jefferson County

Democrats: B. Jean Shaw from Punxsutawney is running unopposed. Shaw will appear on November’s ballot.

Republicans: Edward McGinnis Jr. from Punxsutawney came out slightly ahead of Douglas Kougher from Reynoldsville. Because voters were asked to select two candidates, both men will appear on November’s ballot.

 

Register and recorder for Jefferson County

Democrats: None are listed on the Democratic ballot.

Republicans: Brianna Bullers from Brookville came in the lead, followed by Donna Cooper from Falls Creek, then Scott North from Punxsutawney, then Frank Bartley from Brookville,  and Brandi Yeaney from Summerville. Because only one Republican candidate will appear on November’s ballot for this seat, Bullers will be on the ballot.

 

Sheriff for Jefferson County

Democrats: Paul Pape from Punxsutawney is running unopposed. Paper was recently accused and charged with attempting to coerce a woman to have sex with him in order to get rid of her arrest warrant. He remains on the ballot because the charges came after the deadline to remove a candidate from the ballot.

Republicans: Carl Gotwalf Sr. from Punxsutawney led, followed by one write-in vote. He will appear on November’s ballot.

 

Elk County primary results (determined who will be on your ballot this Tuesday)

County Commissioners for Elk County

Democrats: Matthew Quesenberry Sr. from St. Marys (who is running for re-election) came in the lead, followed by Raymond Krise Jr. from Fox Township, and then Roger Rinker VonArx from Jones Township. Quesenberry and Krise will appear on November’s ballot.

Republicans: Joe Daghir from St. Marys came in the clear lead. M. Fritz Lecker from St. Marys barely beat out Janis Kemmer from Ridgway, who was running for reelection.  Seth Higgins from St. Marys and Lyle Garner from St. Marys trailed behind. Although the absentee and write-in votes will still have to be counted, it seems as though Baghir and Lecker will appear on November’s ballot.

 

County Auditor for Elk County

Democrats: Kathy Morton McMahon from Ridgway is running unopposed. She will appear on November’s ballot.

Republicans: Jean Zore from St. Marys and Sandra Caltagarone from St. Marys were neck-and-neck for the lead spot. Daniel Jones from Jay Township and Kim Gaylor Eckert from Ridgway trailed slightly behind. Zore and Caltagarone will appear on November’s ballot.

 

Register and recorder for Elk County

Democrats: Ron Beimel from Fox Township is running unopposed. He will appear on November’s ballot.

Republicans: Lee Neureiter from Fox Township lead against Mark Cunningham from St. Marys. Neureiter will appear for this seat on November’s ballot.

 

County treasurer for Elk County

Democrats: Peggy Brown Schneider from Ridgway is running unopposed. She will appear on November’s ballot.

Republicans: Matthew Frey from St. Marys is running unopposed. He will appear on November’s ballot.

 

Sheriff for Elk County

Democrats: No candidates are listed.

Republicans: Todd Caltagarone from St. Marys is running unopposed. He will appear on November’s ballot.