IMPORTANT 2019 PENNSYLVANIA ELECTIONS DATES TO REMEMBER
May 22: First day to REGISTER after primary
August 1: Last day to circulate and file nomination papers
August 8: Last day for withdrawal by candidates nominated by nomination papers
August 12: Last day for withdrawal by candidates nominated at the primary
October 7: Last day to REGISTER before the November election
October 29: Last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot
November 1: Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted civilian absentee ballots
November 5: MUNICIPAL ELECTION
November 6: First day to REGISTER after November election
November 12: Last day for County Board of Elections to receive voted military and overseas absentee ballots (submitted for delivery no later than 11:59 PM on November 4)
Clarion County Commissioner Candidates Debate
When: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Where: Main Street Center, 516 Main Street, Clarion, PA 16214
This informative debate of the four candidates for Clarion County Commissioner is open to the public. Attending the debate gives the community the opportunity to submit written questions to the candidates about issues that they are particularly interested in. After an opening statement and answering a pre-debate question from the LWVCC, the candidates will answer submitted audience questions.
County commissioners make decisions that have a direct effect on our community. Come and find out the candidates’ goals for the County and what they are planning. In addition to the debate, all candidates for other Clarion County offices in the primary who attend will be introduced.
If you are unable to attend the event, Explore Clarion will be broadcasting the debate live. You can access the broadcast at 7pm on October 16th at www.exploreClarion.com or Facebook.com/exploreClarion.
CCRC Fall Banquet
The Clarion County Republican Committee will be hosting their annual Fall Banquet on Thursday October 24th at Trinity Point Church of God social hall. Social hour starting at 5:00 PM, followed by dinner at 6:00 PM. All Republicans are invited to attend. Meet candidates that are seeking local and state office.
Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler of Lancaster County will be the keynote speaker at the annual Fall Banquet. Other GOP leaders scheduled to attend the annual event include State Senator Scott Hutchinson of Venango County and State Representative, Clarion, who represents the 63rd District. Also scheduled for the evening will be drawing of winners for prizes of gifts from friends of the GOP.
Persons wishing to make reservations for the dinner may contact CCRC secretary Cindy Curran at email@example.com or by phone at 814-797-1321 or CCRC Chairman Rick Rathfon at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 814-227-5692. The meals are $25 per person, and reservation payment may be made at the door on the evening of the event.
Pennsylvania Urges Voters to Request Absentee Ballots Early
HARRISBURG, Pa. – Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar on Wednesday encouraged Pennsylvanians to submit requests for absentee ballots well before the October 29 deadline.
State law requires applications for absentee ballots to be submitted no later than one week before Election Day. For this year’s Tuesday November 5 municipal election, the deadline falls on Tuesday, October 29. Absentee voters must return their voted ballot to their county election office by Friday, November 1.
This is the first election that Pennsylvania voters can apply online for an absentee ballot, which makes the process faster, more convenient and more accessible. In the three weeks since the application site’s launch, more than 13,000 voters have used it to request an absentee ballot, representing one-third of all absentee ballot applications received.
Voted absentee ballots must be returned by mail or hand-delivered so that county elections offices receive the ballots by 5:00 p.m. on the Friday before the election. A timely postmark is not sufficient.
Deployed members of the military, Pennsylvania students attending out-of-state colleges or universities, individuals with illnesses or disabilities, and individuals who will be away from their municipality on business on Election Day are eligible to vote by absentee ballot. Comprehensive information about absentee ballots, including a downloadable request form, can be found on the department’s votesPA.com website.
Absentee ballot applicants must supply basic voter registration information, specify a reason for applying to vote absentee and provide their driver’s license of PennDOT ID number. If they do not have a driver’s license or PennDOT ID, they must give the last four digits of their Social Security number. If a voter has neither, they must present a copy of an acceptable photo ID. A list of approved alternative types of identification is available at votesPA.com.
An absentee voter can designate an agent to deliver the absentee ballot application and completed ballot if he or she is physically unable to do so. Certification of Designated Agent forms are available online.
On November 5, Pennsylvania voters will elect judges and county and local officials. A proposed constitutional amendment on crime victims’ rights, known as Marsy’s Law, also will be on the ballot.
For additional information, call 1-877-VOTESPA (1-877-868-3772) or visit votesPA.com.
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The Clarion County Republican Committee is seeking qualified women and men to run for elected office at the township, borough, school district, and county level. This is an excellent opportunity to serve the local community as precinct co-chairs, polling place officials, tax collectors, auditors, township supervisors, borough council members, mayors, and school directors.
Clarion Co. Young Republicans
The Clarion County Republican Committee is beginning to organize a Young Republicans group for adults between the ages of 18 and 40 years old. For more information contact Tom McConnell at (814) 227-8119.
Clarion University College Republicans
If you are a student at Clarion University and want to be a part of an organization that recruits, trains, mobilizes, and engages college-aged students to win elections and advocate for conservative ideals. Every year, College Republicans from all across America join together to help elect Republican candidates, support the Republican agenda, and become the future leaders of the conservative movement. Your efforts—whether disseminating campaign literature, canvassing neighborhoods, placing lawn signs, or calling voters—make the difference in Republican victories and drive our party forward.
We meet every Wednesday in STC 243 @ 6:30 PM
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