Voters Guide | Introduction

State College - Centre Daily TimesNovember 2, 2013 

2013 MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS: POLLS ARE OPEN FROM 7 A.M. TO 8 P.M. TUESDAY

For more information: Contact the county Board of Elections at 355-6703 or visit http://centrecountypa.gov/index.aspx?NID=238. The League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania Citizen Information Center also provides election information. Call toll free: 800-692-7281.

ABOUT THIS GUIDE

The material in this guide was compiled by the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania-Citizen Education Fund. This material may not be altered or reprinted without the permission of the league. Each candidate’s reply has been printed as submitted, except to use standard abbreviations and by editing from the bottom when a candidate’s reply exceeded the word limit. The candidates listed are those whose names appear on the ballot as of Sept. 26. They are listed according to their ballot order. Additional information about judicial candidates and voter information, including “Polling Place Lookup,” can be found by going to www.smartvoter.org and typing in your address and ZIP code.

PURPOSE, 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: It does not support or oppose any political parties or candidates. Nothing in this guide should be construed as an endorsement of any candidate by the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania-Citizen Education Fund.

WRITE-IN VOTING

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 at the polling place, the judge of elections at the polling place should telephone the county Board of Elections. The problem could be resolved by phone if your name appears on the county records. If it does not and you want to try to resolve the problem, then 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. Problems at the polls can be reported to the Department of State at www.votespa.com and to the Election Protection Hotline, 866-OurVote or www.866ourvote.org.

Forms for voter absentee ballots, emergency absentee ballots and alternative ballots can be downloaded from the Resource Center at www.votespa.com.

If you’re voting for the first time, the information below can help you ensure you’re prepared once you arrive at the polls. All voters who appear at a polling place for the first time must show proof of identification. Approved forms of photo identification include Pennsylvania driver’s license or PennDOT ID card, ID issued by any commonwealth agency, ID issued by the U.S. government, U.S. passport, U.S. armed forces ID, student ID and employee ID.

If you do not have a photo ID, you can use a non-photo identification that includes your name and address. Approved forms of non-photo identification include confirmation issued by the county Voter Registration Office, non-photo ID issued by the commonwealth, non-photo ID issued by the U.S. government, firearm permit, current utility bill; current bank statement; current paycheck; and government check.

If you do not have any acceptable ID then you must be allowed to vote by provisional ballot. If you are a registered, longtime voter, you do not have to show an ID.

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 State’s Bureau of Elections unofficial ballot.

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