Sunday, April 30, 2017

Voting dates for Pennsylvania for 2017

Pennsylvania’s polls are open from 7 am to 8 pm on Election Day.

2017 Election Dates

  • Primary Election: Tuesday, May 16, 2017
  • General Election: Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Vote By Absentee Ballot

Pennsylvania allows voters who can’t make it to the polls on Election Day to vote by absentee ballot. Learn more about voting by absentee ballot.

Register To Vote

In order to vote, you must be registered to vote by the voter registration deadline that is approximately 30 days before Election Day. Click here to learn how to register to vote.

Find Your Polling Place

Click here to find your polling place.


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Current Pennsylvania Candidates for U.S. Senate 2018 Midterm Elections

U.S. Senate Candidates Thus Far 2018 Midterms
Either declared or filed with FEC:

Democratic primary
Candidates:
Declared
Bob Casey, incumbent U.S. Senator

Republican primary
Candidates:
Declared
Jeff Bartos, real estate developer
Jim Christiana, State Representative
Rick Saccone, State Representative
Andrew Shecktor, Berwick Borough Councilman

Libertarian Party
Nominee:
Dale Kerns, Former Swarthmore Borough Councilman

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

State lawmaker joins 2018 GOP primary field for U.S. Senate

Times Leader
April 12th, 2017 - 9:47 am - updated: April 12th, 2017 - 10:06 am.
Staff and wire reports

A five-term state representative from western Pennsylvania is the third Republican to say he’ll seek the nomination next year to take on Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey.

According to an Associated Press story, Rep. Jim Christiana said he’ll emphasize his work bringing people together, developing the state’s economy and making government more transparent.

The 33-year-old lives outside his hometown of Beaver, where he was elected to the borough council as a 21-year-old college student.

Other announced Republican candidates are Allegheny County state Rep. Rick Saccone and Berwick borough councilman Andrew Shecktor.

Casey plans to seek a third six-year term next year. He’s a Scranton native and the son of the former state governor with the same name.

Next year’s primary and general election races for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania are likely to be very costly.

Read more at: https://timesleader.com/news/local/651023/state-lawmaker-joins-2018-gop-primary-field-for-u-s-senate




Monday, March 6, 2017

Senate Race 2018 information from AP

Ex-Trump Delegate From Pennsylvania to Run for US Senate

Another Republican is in the running to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey in next year's election.


March 1, 2017, at 10:49 a.m. 

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Another Republican is in the running to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey in next year's election.

Andrew Shecktor, who ran successfully last year as a delegate for Donald Trump to the Republican National Convention, said he will formally announce his campaign for the Republican nomination in the coming days. Shecktor has filed candidacy paperwork with the Federal Election Commission.

The 60-year-old Shecktor also is a Berwick borough councilman in northeastern Pennsylvania. This would be his first race for statewide office.

Also running is Republican state Rep. Rick Saccone of suburban Pittsburgh.

In the meantime, some members of Congress and top state lawmakers are gauging their chances against Casey or considering running for governor next year against Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf.




Monday, December 19, 2016

2017 is the year of local elections. Be sure to vote!


Your vote in your local elections is almost more important that your vote in federal elections. What happens at the local level affects you directly in the form of taxes and quality of life. Please be sure to vote this year in your local elections!


Sunday, November 6, 2016

Election fraud - Making sure your vote counts!

Some say election fraud exists and is rampant, some choose to ignore it and declare it non-existent. The truth lies somewhere in between.

There have indeed been incidents of people assuming the roll of a dead person, as well as people with multiple homes voting in multiple states.

In a really tight election, these votes can indeed sway an election, but the percentage of intentional fraud is actually very small.

A lot of what people call fraud is more persuasion - Calling people, asking if they voted, do they need a ride, etc. There is nothing illegal about this, and indeed this can bring out a large number of voters who would have otherwise stayed home.

Then there is the concern of actual election process fraud and tampering. In this case, paper ballots may be the least reliable and may be the largest problem when it comes to election fraud. Paper ballots are easily destroyed, and even though most machines have paper tape or other backup, unless a recount is held, the public will never be aware of the missing ballots.

There may be other forms of fraud going on, such as tampering and fraudulent votes placed by poll workers themselves, but this is incredibly difficult as both Parties and the Judge of Elections are always present.

In Pennsylvania and some other states that use electronic voting machines there has been a concern regarding votes changing. While the manufacturer insists that it is a "calibration error" I don't believe that for a moment! I have personally witnessed this where you check the candidate you want and the checkbox shows up correctly (no calibration error here - the right box got checked), but then you reach the final "submit" screen only to find your selections have changed! If you submit without going back and correcting the error, you will vote for the wrong candidate! A few friends of mind have told me they had to go back two or three times and one had to get the Judge of Elections to unplug and restart the machine!

So, when using an electronic voting machine, all you have to do is make sure that the last screen is correct before you submit your vote. That screen will be accurately counted - It is almost impossible to record a different vote at that point because the counties check these machines before the election and make sure they are tallying correctly!

This year in particular all Parties will be closely watching the election and the vote totals. If you see something not right when you go to vote, or hear of election fraud, tell the Judge of Elections at your polling place immediately!



Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Candidates running for Treasurer in Pennsylvania

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Otto Voit (R)
President of Keystone Dental Group since 1987


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Joseph Torsella (D)
U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, 2011-2014


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James Babb (Lib.)
Advertising consultant



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Kristin Combs (Green Party)
Green Party state chair

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