FOR ELECTION INFORMATION
Contact your county Board of Elections, the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania Citizen Information Center at 800-692-7281, or Smart Voter at: www.SmartVoter.org
ABOUT THIS GUIDE
Most of the material in this guide was compiled by the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania-Citizen Education Fund. It may not be altered or reprinted without permission of the League. Each candidates reply has been printed as submitted, except to use standard abbreviations and by editing from the bottom when a candidates reply exceeded the word limit. The candidates listed are those whose names appear on the ballot as of Sept. 5, and they are listed according to their ballot order.
PURPOSE AND POLICY OF THE LEAGUE
The purpose of the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania-Citizen Education Fund is to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government. The League is nonpartisan. Nothing in this guide should be construed as an endorsement of any candidate by the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania-Citizen Education Fund.
Registered voters who are ill, disabled, or will be absent from the municipality on Election Day may vote by absentee ballot. Completed applications must be received by the county Board of Elections by 5 p.m. Tuesday. Completed ballots must be received at the Board of Elections by 5 p.m. Friday. If an emergency arises after the application deadline, call your county Board of Elections for information on emergency absentee voting. Proof of emergency may be required. Qualified electors who become physically disabled or ill between 5 p.m. on the Friday before Election Day and 8 p.m. on Election Day or who find out after 5 p.m. on the Friday before Election Day that they will be absent from their municipality of residence on Election Day may receive an emergency absentee ballot. They must complete and file with the Court of Common Pleas in the county where they are registered to vote an emergency application or other signed document, which includes the same information as that provided on the emergency application. Disabled voters having questions regarding the accessibility of a polling place should consult their county Board of Elections.
Information for write-in voting will be available at the polling place
ELECTION DAY PROBLEMS
If your right to vote is challenged at the polls on Election Day and the problem cannot be resolved, the judge of elections at the polling place should call the county Board of Elections. The problem could be resolved by phone if your name appears on the county records. If it does not, you can go in person to the county Board of Elections where a judge from the Court of Common Pleas will be on duty to resolve election problems. Alternatively you can ask for and vote by provisional ballot. If it is later determined that you were eligible to vote your ballot will be counted. You will be given instructions on how to determine if your vote was counted.
The Pennsylvania courts have delayed full implementation of the voter ID law until after the Nov. 6 election. Poll workers will still ask voters for a photo ID under the first-time voters law, but no voter will be prohibited from voting if he or she doesnt have one.
ONLINE VOTERS GUIDE
The Voters Guide and other useful information for voters can be found on the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania home page: www.palwv.org
*CERTIFICATION NOTE* As of the publication date of this guide, the slate of candidates listed is accurate based upon the Pennsylvania Department of States Bureau of Elections unofficial ballot.