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.