Area Officials Unsure What to Expect for Election Turnout

| May 21, 2019

VENANGO CO., Pa. (EYT) – With seven individuals vying for the County Commissioner seats, officials aren’t sure what to expect for voter turnout in Venango County today.

While so-called “off-year” primary elections traditionally see a low turnout, often with less than 20% of registered voters casting a vote, today’s election may be different.

Venango County residents will be voting for County Commissioners in today’s election with the three seats being contested between two incumbents and five challengers leaving officials unsure of what to expect in terms of turnout.

“We’re just hoping everyone gets out there and votes and hoping for a good turnout,” Venango County Elections Coordinator Jamie Kirkwood told

Clarion County residents have more key local positions up for grabs this year than any of our surrounding counties, with the Common Pleas Judge, the District Attorney, and the County Commissioners all on the ballot, plus District Magisterial Judges in two areas of the county.

“I’m not really sure what to estimate,” Clarion County Director of Elections Cindy Callihan said.

“As far as what we’re hearing from absentee voters now, there seems to be a lot of interest. It seems to be the county and judicial races that have everyone interested in the election.”

Polls are open on election day from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

For additional information on polling locations check the Department of State Polling Place Search Tool.

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