Election Notices, Polling Place Information

Set Ballot for 2018 Mid-Term Prima

US Senator, Pennsylvania – Choose One (1)

  • Democratic Party
    • CASEY, ROBERT P JR
  • Republican Party
    • CHRISTIANA, JAMES J III
    • BARLETTA, LOUIS J.

 Governor – Choose One (1)

  • Democratic Party:
    • WOLF, THOMAS W
  • Republican Party
    • WAGNER, SCOTT R
    • MANGO, PAUL
    • ELLSWORTH, LAURA

Lieutenant Governor – Choose One (1)

  • Democratic
    • COZZONE, KATHLEEN M
    • FETTERMAN, JOHN K
    • STACK, MICHAEL J
    • SOSA, RAYMOND
    • AHMAD, NILOFER NINA
  • Republican
    • CODER, KATHLEEN ANN
    • VAUGHAN, DIANA IREY
    • BARTOS, JEFFREY A
    • LUKSIK, MARGUERITE A

Representative in Congress – Choose One (1)

14th Congressional District – ALL of FAYETTE (and other) COUNTIES

  • Democratic
    • BOERIO, BIBIANA
    • PRIGG, THOMAS LEE
    • SOLOMON, ROBERT CHARLES
    • SEDLOCK, ADAM C JR.
  • Republican
    • RESCHENTHALER, GUY L
    • SACCONE , RICHARD

Senator in the General Assembly – Choose One (1)

32nd Senatorial District – ALL of FAYETTE COUNTY

  • Republican:
    • STEFANO, PATRICK J.
  • Democratic:
    • No Candidate Filed, barring any write-ins

Representative in the General Assembly – Choose One (1)

49th Legislative District

District 49 consists of Part of FAYETTE County consisting of the TOWNSHIPS of Franklin, Jefferson and Washington and the BOROUGHS of Belle Vernon, Fayette City and Newell and Part of WASHINGTON County consisting of the CITY of Monongahela and the TOWNSHIPS of Carroll, Fallowfield, North Bethlehem, West Bethlehem and West Pike Run and the BOROUGHS of Allenport, Beallsville, Bentleyville, California, Charleroi, Coal Center, Cokeburg, Deemston, Donora, Dunlevy, Elco, Ellsworth, Long Branch, Marianna, New Eagle, North Charleroi, Roscoe, Speers, Stockdale, Twilight and West Brownsville.

  • Democratic:
    • TOPRANI, STEVEN MATTHEW
    • BARLI, RANDY J MR
  • Republican:
    • COOK, DONALD

50th Legislative District

District 50 consists of Part of FAYETTE County consisting of the TOWNSHIPS of Brownsville, Luzerne and Redstone and the BOROUGHS of Brownsville and Masontown; All of GREENE County and Part of WASHINGTON County consisting of the TOWNSHIP of East Bethlehem and the BOROUGH of Centerville.

  • Democratic
    • SNYDER, PAMELA
  • Republican
    • ROHANNA MCCLURE, ELIZABETH L

51th Legislative District

District 51 consists of Part of FAYETTE County consisting of the CITY of Uniontown and the TOWNSHIPS of Georges, German, Henry Clay, Nicholson, South Union, Springfield, Springhill, Stewart and Wharton and the BOROUGHS of Fairchance, Markleysburg, Ohiopyle, Point Marion and Smithfield and Part of SOMERSET County consisting of the TOWNSHIPS of Addison, Elk Lick, Lower Turkeyfoot, Summit and Upper Turkeyfoot and the BOROUGHS of Addison, Confluence, Garrett, Meyersdale, Salisbury and Ursina.

  • Democratic
    • MAHONEY, TIMOTHY S
  • Republican
    • DOWLING, MATTHEW DAVID

52st Legislative District

District 51 consists of Part of FAYETTE County consisting of the CITY of Connellsville and the TOWNSHIPS of Bullskin ,Connellsville , Dunbar, Lower Tyrone, Menallen, North Union, Perry, Saltlick,  and Upper Tyrone, and the BOROUGHS of Dawson, Dunbar, Everson, Perryopolis, Seven Springs, and Vanderbilt. and part of WESTMORELAND county including a portion of the TOWNSHIP of East Huntingdon and the BOROUGH of Scottdale.

  • Democratic
    • KEEDY, ETHAN EARL
  • Republican
    • WARNER, RYAN JAMES

Member of Democratic State Committee – Vote for One (1) COMMITTEEMAN  and Two (1) COMMITTEEWOMAN

Committeeman

  • VICITES, VINCENT A
  • CORDARO, MICHAEL G

Committeewoman

  • DILLON, GLORIA L
  • YANTKO, RITA JO

Member of Republican State Committee – Vote for One (1) EITHER GENDER

  • CHRASH, MELANY D
  • RUMBAUGH, BRANDON CHARLES
  • CHRASH, GREGORY J
  • LOHR, DAVID A
  • PATTERSON, MELANIE STRINGHILL

County Commitees

Belle Vernon Borough

  • Carolyn Cherocci – Democratic

Brownsville Township

  • No Candidate Filed

Brownsville Borough

Ward #1

  • No Candidate Filed

Ward #2

  • Jack Lawver – D

Ward #3

  • No Candidate Filed

Bullskin Township

District #1

  • Wm. Henry Schiffbauer – Republican

District #2

  • No Candidate Filed

District #3

  • Dean Allen – Dem.Male
  • Laura Zelenka – Dem. Female

Connellsville City

Ward #1

  • Lee Winterhalter – D
  • Bob Topper, Jr. – R

Ward #2

  • No Candidate Filed

Ward #3

  • No Candidate Filed

Ward #4

  • No Candidate Filed

Dawson Borough

  • No Candidate Filed

Dunbar Township

District #1

  • No Candidate Filed

District #2

  • Sandra Lee Murray – Dem. Female

Dunbar Borough

Norman Gordon – R

Everson Borough

  • No Candidate Filed

Fairchance Borough

  • Thomas L. Tanner – Dem Male
  • Teresa M. Tanner – Dem Female

Franklin Township

District #1

  • Joseph E. Bollibon – Dem Male

District #2

  • Republican Committeemember
    • Lydia Strickler – Female
    • Marion J. Dean – Female
    • Janet Dean Trees – Female

Georges Township

District #1

  • Lloyd Moser – Dem. Male

District #2

  • Ernie Miller, Jr. – Rep.

District #3

  • No Candidate Filed

 German Township

District #1

  • Robert L. Mangold – Republican

District #2

  • No Candidate Filed

District #3

  • Republican Committeemember
    • Eugene Burchianti – Male
    • Evelyn Burchianti – Female

District #4

  • No Candidate Filed

Henry Clay Township

Democratic Committeeman

  • Daniel V. Burd

Democratic Committeewoman

  • Donna Joy Burd

Republican Committeemember

  • Kassandra Myers
  • Neil Reddington

Jefferson Township

Democratic Committeeman

  • Paul Harvey

Democratic Committeewoman

  • Hillary Redman

Republican Committeemember

  • Francy Angelo

Lower Tyrone Township

  • Democratic Committeeman
    • John L. Anderson
  • Democratic Committeewoman
    • Linda A. Cottom

Luzerne Township

District #1

  • No Candidate Filed

District #2

  • No Candidate Filed

 District #3

  • Petina Buchheit – Democratic Committeewoman

District #4

  • No Candidate Filed

Markleysburg Borough

  • No Candidate Filed

Masontown Borough

  • Republican Committee Member
    • David Wingard
    • Brian Harkins

Menallen Township

District #1

  • Barbara Rohaley – Democratic Committeemwoman

District #2

  • Republican Committee Member
    • William P. Kozlovich
    • Linda Kozlovich

District #3

  • No Candidate Filed

Newell Borough

  • Nicki M. Todaro – Democratic Committeeman

Nicholson Township

  • No Candidate Filed

North Union Township

District #1

  • Joe Beal – Democratic Committeeman
  • Pamela L. Hudson – Democratic Committeewoman

District #2

  • Patrick Livingston – Democratic Committeeman
  • Teresa Tina Allen – Republican Committeemember

District #3

  • Mark L. Martin – Democratic Committeeman
  • Sue E. Martin – Democratic Committeewoman
  • Scott R. Cully – Republican Committeemember
  • George W. Semans – Republican Committeemenber

District #4

  • Larry Koko Fetsko – Democratic Committeeman
  • Bobbi Ruggieri – Democratic Committeewoman
  • Roberta M. Show – Republican Committee Member
  • David Show – Republican Committee Member

District #5

  • Walter E. Lehman – Democratic Committeeman
  • Judy Cole – Democratic Committeewoman

Ohiopyle Borough

  • No Candidate Filed

 Perry Township

  • No Candidate Filed

 Perryopolis Borough

  • No Candidate Filed

 Point Marion Borough

  • No Candidate Filed

 Redstone Township

District #1

  • Richard Worley, Sr. – Democratic Committeeman
  • Tom Zimmerlink, Jr. – Republican Committeemember

District #2

  • Democratic
    • Committeeman
      • Ronald Dellarose, Jr.
      • Dwayne C. Thomas
    • Committeewoman
      • Patricia Patty Hennessey
      • Melinda Deal Dellarose
  • Republican Committeemenber
    • Bob Yatsko

District #3

  • No Candidate Filed

District #4

Juanita Thomas – Democratic Committeewoman

Saltlick Township

Republican Committeemember

  • Audra Cruder
  • Ronald Cruder

Smithfield Borough

  • Arley Stoker, Jr. – Democratic Committeemember

South Connellsville Borough

  • Dave Lohr – Republican Committeemember

South Union Township

District #1

  • Randall Vernon – Democratic Committeeman
  • Delores Martin – Democratic Committeewoman
  • Republican Committeemember
    • Twila K. Young
    • Robert A. Smith, Sr.

District  #2

  • Harry V. Joseph – Democratic Committeeman
  • Rose Ann Joseph – Democratic Committeewoman
  • Republican Committeemembers
    • Gregory Chrash
    • Melany Chrash

District #3

Jason Scott – Democratic Committeeman

Springfield Township

District #1

  • No Candidate Filed

 District #2

  • No Candidate Filed

Springhill Township

District #1

  • No Candidate Filed

 District #2

  • No Candidate Filed

Stewart Township

  • No Candidate Filed

Uniontown City

Ward #1

  • Dana L. Fayock – Republican Committeemember

Ward #2

  • No Candidate Filed

Ward #3

  • No Candidate Filed

Ward #4

  • No Candidate Filed

Ward #5

  • Republican Committeemember
    • Vickee B. Altman
    • Gary N. Altman

Ward #6

  • No Candidate Filed

 Ward #7

  • No Candidate Filed

Upper Tyrone Township

  • Charles B. Cook – Democratic Committeeman

Vanderbilt Borough

  • No Candidate Filed

 Washington Township

  • Joe Grata – Democratic Committeeman

Wharton Township

Republican Committeemember

  • Gail R. Carlins
  • Richard A. Carlins
Polling Place Information

Special BOE Meeting to be held on Thursday regarding the Bullskin #2 Polling Location

Notice is hereby given that the Fayette County Board of Elections will hold a meeting on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 9:00 am at the Public Service Building, 22 East Main Street, Uniontown, PA 15401, to discuss changing the location of the polling place for Bullskin Township, District 2,

from the current location at

bullskin-2

Bullskin Township VFD Social Hall
260 Keefer Road
Connellsville, PA 15425

to

0425031201-1

Bullskin Fairgrounds
Route 982
938 Pleasant Valley Road
Mount Pleasant, PA 15666

or

0417008601-2

Wooddale Bible Brethren Church
982 Pleasant Valley Road
Mount Pleasant, PA 15666.

County Board of Elections
Fayette County, PA
Angela M. Zimmerlink
Mark A. Rowan
Mark M. Mehalov

Polling Place Information

Hearing – Consolidation of Masontown Borough Precincts #1 and 2

A pettition was raised by Masontown Residents to consolidate the voting districts from two to one. Presently, the voting in Masontown takes place at the VFW Faith-McArdle Gray Post on River Avenue and the Saint Francis of Assissi Gym on West Church Street (About four-five blocks distance from each,
 
The hearing will be regarding consolidation of  the two wards, with the Saint Francis Gym being the polling place for the borough.
 
The Hearing Will take place in Courtroom No 4  of the Courthouse (61 East Main Street, Uniontown) on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 1:15 PM
09.07.17 Masontown Hearing
Information Articles, Polling Place Information

National election playing havoc with local races

By Christine Haines chaines@heraldstandard.com

Published Tue Nov 08, 2016 2:15 AM EST

The presidential election is a wildcard in area legislative races, with some political leaders thinking it may help their candidates, while others doubt there are any coattails to ride.

One thing is certain — voter registration has swelled in recent weeks in both Washington and Westmoreland counties, with temporary staff brought in to help process the paperwork in a timely fashion.

In Washington County, 14,000 new voters registered in the past year, with a net increase of 10,000 voters over last year.

“Over 5,000 of those new registrations were dumped on us on deadline day. We brought in extra help. We couldn’t close out our books for the election until those were processed,” said Wes Parry, the assistant director of the Washington County Elections office.

Parry said there is one polling place change to note in California Borough. Precincts 1 and 2 will move back to the borough building to vote. Those precincts had been voting at St. Thomas Aquinas Church because of construction at the borough building, but that is now complete.

Westmoreland County Elections Director Beth Lechman said there are no changes in her county.

“We did not change any polling places this election from the last election. They’ll still have the same voting machines and we trained our poll workers the same way,” Lechman said.

Because of increased voter registration, there will be a few more voting machines in place and extra poll workers will be on hand, Lechman said. The county usually puts out 850 voting machines, but will be using about 880 this election. With 246,000 registered voters, Westmoreland County is at an all-time high.

“The margin between Democrats and Republicans is closer than it has been,” Lechman said.

The senatorial race, much like the presidential race has been contentious since the start with incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Toomey and former state Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection Katie McGinty, a Democrat, criticizing one another’s record as they crisscross the state seeking voter support.

U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Everett, will again face his primary challenger, Art Halvorson of Manns Choice, who now will appear on the Democratic side of the ballot in the 9th Congressional District race.

Although he lost the GOP nod to Shuster, Halvorson received enough Democratic write-in votes to secure the party nod.

While not on the ballot, Uniontown psychologist Adam Sedlock, who has the backing of the Democratic party, is waging a write-in campaign for the seat.

In the state legislative race, Westmoreland County Republican Party Chairman Michael Korns said he expects Justin Walsh to do well in the race for the seat in the 58th Legislative District.

“I think Donald Trump is going to do well in Westmoreland County and very well in the 58th District. I think it will help Justin, but Justin’s also been out working for himself,” Korns said.

Korns said Trump’s popularity in the county offers two advantages locally.

“It helps get more Republicans out and it also helps us in making a pitch to traditional Democrats who may not have considered us before,” Korns said.

Walsh is running against Democrat Mary Popovich, with both vying to replace retiring state Rep. Ted Harhai, D-Monessen.

Westmoreland County Democratic Party chair Lorraine Petrosky said it’s hard to predict how the national election will affect local races.

“I’ve been looking at some of the early voting and exit polls that are going on and is there going to be ticket splitting? Possibly. I’m at a loss for words on how this is going to go,” Petrosky said.

Petrosky said Popovich has had strong support in the district.

“We feel very good about Mary Popovich. She is a very good candidate and she has worked really hard for this,” Petrosky said. “You need to have cooperation in the state House and the Senate. You need people who understand compromise.”

Petrosky said as the election nears, the campaign is continuing to knock on doors and make telephone calls.

Washington County Democratic party chairman Ron Sicchitano said that’s the way campaigns are won in this region, face-to-face, with eye contact and a handshake, a technique he admits both his candidate in the 49th Legislative District, Alan Benyak, and Republican candidate Donald Bud Cook, have both been doing plenty often. The men are running for the seat held by longtime state Rep. Pete Daley, who is retiring.

“I anticipate a tight race. On Bud Cook’s side, he’s been campaigning very hard. On Mr. Benyak’s side, he’s very qualified and he’s also worked very hard,” Sicchitano said. “I anticipate a four point difference between them election night.”

Sicchitano said he doesn’t expect the presidential election to have as much impact on the legislative race as it could.

“In the presidential race they’re deadlocked right now, so there won’t be any coattails. This is an election unlike any that has occurred. They’ll be writing books about this election for years, because of the lack of civility. It’s no holds barred. It’s been in the gutter,” Sicchitano said. “There are no champions. The lesser of two evils will be elected.”

Washington County Republican Party chairman Scott Day said he’s expecting a high voter turnout locally.

“There seems to be a lot of energy for Trump in this area and I think it’s going to help the local Republican candidates on the ballot,” Day said.

Day noted that the state Republican committee has also taken an interest in the local races, particularly the race for the 49th Legislative District.

“Bud has not raised near the money Benyak has, but the state Republican Committee has pumped a lot of money into that race as well. They feel it’s a seat that can be won,” Day said.

For his part, Day said, Cook has been working the district hard, knocking on an average of 90 doors a night, expecting to reach some 21,000 households before Tuesday.

Day said the Republican Party has been gaining momentum in Washington County, gaining steadily on the Democrats who had enjoyed a 3-to-1 registration advantage over the Republicans 30 years ago.

Day said the current ratio is 1.2-to-1, with the registration rapidly approaching the point where the two parties are even. Day said that growth is also showing in the number of Republicans being elected to the state legislature from the county.

“We’ve done quite well over the past five to six years,” Day said. “A lot of the people who are moving into the area for the oil and gas industry are Republicans.”

Day said he is hoping on the national level for a decisive victory for one side or the other, not a vote decided by a slim margin that will result in challenge after challenge.

“We’re going to be bogged down in lawsuits. It’s nothing I want to see. It’s going to be a long, drawn-out affair,” Day said.

Voters will also pick the state’s next attorney general, auditor general and state treasurer, and decide whether the state’s constitution should be amended to allow justices serving at the Supreme Court level, along with other judges and magisterial district judges be permitted to serve until the age of 75. The current retirement age is 70.

The polls will be open today from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Information Articles, Polling Place Information

Election office directors talk poll watchers, voting rules

By Mike Tony mtony@heraldstandard.com

Published Mon Nov 07, 2016 2:00 AM EST

The heated rhetoric of the 2016 presidential election has in recent months escalated on a number of fronts, one of them being the legitimacy of the democratic process.

Republican nominee Donald Trump has cast doubt over the integrity of that process in rallies since August, telling audiences that they should watch the polls on Election Day for signs of attempted voter fraud.

But in southwestern Pennsylvania, a pivotal battleground for both Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, directors of election offices said they were not aware of any prior voter fraud happening in their respective counties and predicted that the atmosphere at local polls would remain untroubled Tuesday, as in past elections.

Directors of election offices in Fayette, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland counties said voter fraud and voter suppression – discouraging or preventing people from exercising their legal right to vote – were nonexistent locally in recent elections.

Washington County Elections Office Assistant Director Wes Parry noted that per state statute, each candidate may appoint two watchers for each election district where that candidate is on the ballot. Each political party may also appoint three watchers at any general, municipal or special election for each election district where a candidate of such party is on the ballot, per state statute.

“They’re supposed to be part of the décor of the room,” Parry said of poll watchers, emphasizing the low profile they must keep within a polling place. “Even if there is an issue, they’re still not allowed to engage the voter.”

But in the event of a challenge, according to state law, the burden of proof would be on the challenged voter to produce proof of identity and residency. If the judge of elections “cannot determine in good faith the residency or identity of the voter,” the voter is then allowed to find a witness who lives in the same precinct to sign an affidavit vouching for the voter’s identity and residence, or vote on a provisional ballot.

Parry said his office discourages the use of provisional ballots since the office is only allotted so many.

“I’d hate to burn through them all by 11 a.m.,” Parry said.

Only one poll watcher per party and one per candidate may be inside a polling place at any given time, and those watchers are permitted to inspect the poll book and numbered lists of voters when voters are not present.

Parry and other local election office directors said there is no deadline for applying to be a poll watcher, but per state law, those watchers must be identified in advance and assigned to specific precincts.

Greene County Office of Elections Director Tina Kiger said she hands out required watching certificates set aside for candidates a week before an election.

A federal judge on Thursday denied the Pennsylvania Republican Party’s requested injunction to allow poll watchers from anywhere in the state monitor precincts on Election Day, according to the Associated Press.

“That would have been a headache,” said Larry Blosser of the requested injunction.

“I don’t think it would be beneficial,” Kiger said. “Watching people in your county, you’d have a better chance of knowing who they are.”

The directors also said that it was rare that disruptions inside polling places required law enforcement to intervene, and Beth Lechman, director of Westmoreland County’s elections office, added that complaints from voters were more commonly in response to overly aggressive electioneers with campaign literature outside of polling places.

“They would contact our office first,” Kiger advised if voters experience intimidation at or outside of their polling place. “We don’t usually have too many problems.”

Instead, each of the four county election offices are touting the importance of voter patience above all else, with turnout expected to be high in a presidential election year.

“We ask for a lot of patience,” Parry said.

“Poll workers are by and large volunteers, and don’t get paid much.

“Have a little bit of good will toward your fellow man.”