Election Tuesday; Polls Open 7AM-8PM

From Potter County Today

election-dayPotter County Director of Elections Sandra Lewis reports that all is in place for the 2012 primary election on Tuesday, April 24. Polls in all voting districts open at 7 am and close at 8 pm. Only registered Republicans and Democrats are eligible to cast ballots.

Martin Causer is unopposed for the Republican nomination for another two-year term representing the 67th District in the Pa. House of Representatives. There are no candidates for the Democratic nod. Likewise, Republican Joe Scarnati is unopposed the party’s nomination to run for another four-year term representing the 25th District in the State Senate. The Democratic ballot is blank. Congressman Glenn Thompson, a Republican from Centre County, is running for another two-year term. He’s unopposed for the GOP nomination Tuesday. Running unopposed for the Democratic nomination is Charles Dumas, also from Centre County.

U.S. Senator Bob Casey Jr. faces opposition for the Democratic nomination from Joseph John Vodvarka of Allegheny County. Seeking the Republican nomination are David Alan Christian, Bucks County; Mark Scaringi, Cumberland; Steve D. Welch, Chester; Tom Smith, Armstrong; and Sam Rohrer, Berks. Other statewide offices on Tuesday’s ballot are: treasurer, Diana Irey Vaughn (R), Robert M. McCord (D); auditor general, Frank A. Pinto (R), John Maher (R), Eugene A. DePasquale (D); attorney general, David J. Freed (R), Kathleen G. Kane (D), Patrick Murphy (D).

President Barack Obama is running for re-election, unopposed for the Democratic nomination, and there are six candidates running for seven delegate seats at the Democratic National Convention. Republicans will choose from among Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul and Rick Santorum (withdrawn) for their Presidential nomination. There are six candidates for three Republican National Convention seats.

Poll workers will be asking all voters to show a photo identification when they show up to cast ballots on Tuesday. Those who do not produce one will still be able to vote this time, but in the November election a photo ID will be required. Acceptable forms of identification (expiration dates required) include:

  • Photo IDs issued by the federal or state government, such as a driver’s license, passport, or military ID
  • Employee photo ID issued by the federal, state or county government
  • College or university photo ID
  • Photo ID card issued by a care facility

Potter County Today is a timely information site courtesy of the Potter County Commissioners. Reprinted with Permission.


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