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Primary elections: who is on your ballot, where to vote, and more


Pennsylvania – It’s primary election day!

Polls open today at 7 a.m. and will be open until 8 p.m.

These are the primaries, in which you’ll be voting specifically who will be representing your party during the November general elections.

In addition to the presidential party nominations and the state-level seats, there are also two large seats up for grabs in our area:

  • the 75th District House of Representatives seat serving Clearfield and Elk Counties, currently held by Rep. Matt Gabler who will be stepping away from the position
  • the 25th District State Senate seat, which spans throughout our area and to the north, currently held by Senator Joe Scarnati who is retiring

Three people are running on the Republican ticket for both of those… Cris Dush, Herm Suplizio, and Jim Brown for the Senate seat and Mike Armanini, Lisa Labrasca Becker, and Michael Clement for the House of Representatives. There is only one person running on the Democratic ticket for those seats.

Because of the large number of mail-in ballots this year, it’s unclear if the unofficial elections results can be announced Tuesday night as usual. It will probably take them longer to tally these mail-in ballots, especially since it is the first time that mail-ins have been allowed in Pennsylvania.

Be aware that we likely won’t know the results of the 25th District Senate seat and 75th District House of Representatives seat elections until later this week.

If you requested a mail-in ballot for the primary election this year but did not yet get a chance to mail it in, we suggest you drop off your ballot in person by 8 p.m. tonight.

Contact your election office to find out in-person drop off locations and hours in your county.

If you didn’t receive your ballot or if it is lost, damaged or destroyed, you can vote in person at your polling place on election day using a provisional ballot.

Didn’t apply to vote by mail but want to know if you’re eligible to vote in this primary election and where to do so in person? Visit VotesPA.com.

Curious about the candidates for the 75th District House of Representatives? Listen to this full Contact Show program with Joe Taylor interviewing Michael Clement, followed by Lisa Labrasca Becker, and ending with Mike Armanini.

Last call! 5 questions in 5 minutes for each of the candidates running for the Republican nomination for the 25th District State Senate seat. This audio starts with Rep. Cris Dush, followed by DuBois City mayor Herm Suplizio, and ending with Brockway school board member Dr. Jim Brown.


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.




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.

Warning: Some of these polling places might have changed due to COVID-19 precautions! Always double-check your polling place. Visit votespa.com and click on “Find my polling place”.

You can also check out this map.

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.