Voters get good weather for trip to polls

crosenblum@centredaily.comMay 19, 2014 

It looks as though nobody can use the weather as an excuse for skipping the primary election.

Tuesday’s forecast calls for cloudy skies but no precipitation and a high of about 70 degrees.

“It’s supposed to be a beautiful day,” said Joyce McKinley, director of the Centre County Office of Elections and Voter Registration. “Get out and vote.”

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

State College Area School District voters will decide the fate of a referendum authorizing the district to borrow $85 million to finance a proposed new State College Area High School on the school’s current Westerly Parkway site.

Independents living in the district are eligible to vote on the referendum.

State Rep. Mike Fleck, R-Three Springs, has served eight years in the General Assembly, but because of redistricting, he’s running against write-in candidate Richard Irvin as a new face for voters in Taylor, Halfmoon and Worth townships; Port Matilda and parts of Ferguson and Patton townships.

U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Howard Township, is running unopposed in the primary, but two Democrats — Kerith Strano Taylor, a Brookville lawyer, and Thomas Tarantella, an Army veteran from Renovo — are vying to oppose him in the fall.

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