Voters Head to the Polls in Tuesday’s General Election

| November 8, 2016

VoteVENANGO COUNTY, Pa. (EYT) – Tuesday is general election day across the country. Pennsylvania voters will choose candidates to fill eight positions in Federal and State government, including the President of the United States.

Venango County director of elections Denise Jones asks voters to have patience and take their time when at the polls tomorrow.

“I would ask for the voters’ patience,” Jones said. “Some people only vote once every four years, so we’re probably going to have some lines.”

All voters will cast their ballot electronically unless 50 percent or more of the machines are down in a polling location.

“Your vote is your voice. You are choosing people who are going to represent you,” Jones stated. “It is one of the most important things, to me, that anyone could do.”


Presidential Race


In the race for President, voters have the choice of the Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, the Republican candidate Donald J. Trump or a third party candidate: Gary Johnson (Libertarian), Jill Stein (Green), or Darrell Castle (Constitution).

U.S. Senate


U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R) will go against third party candidate Edward T. Clifford III (Libertarian) and Kathleen McGinty (D).

U.S. Representative (Pennsylvania Fifth Congressional District)

US Rep

Kerith Strano Taylor (D), will go up against U.S. Representative Glenn “G.T.” Thompson (R) who is running for reelection.

State Representative


State Rep. R. Lee James (R) will run against John Kluck (D) and Michael Bagdes-Canning (Green) for District 64 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

State Auditor General

Northampton County Executive John Brown (R) and third party candidates Roy A. Minet (Libertarian) and John J. Sweeney (Green) will run against Auditor General Eugene Anthony DePasquale (D).

State Attorney General

Montgomery County Commissioners Chairman Josh Shapiro (D) will run against State Senantor John Rafferty (R).

State Treasurer

Joe Torsella (R), former U.S. Representative to the United Nations for Management and Reform, and Third Party candidates James Babb (Libertarian) and Kristin Combs (Green) will run against current State Treasurer Otto Voit (D).

State Senator

State Senator Scott E. Hutchison (R) will run for reelection to represent the 21st district.

Pennsylvania Judicial Retirement Age Amendment

The amendment would increase Pennsylvania’s mandatory judicial retirement age from 70 to 75.


You can find your polling location at


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


If you are a First-Time Voter, be sure to check what you will need to bring with you on election day.

In addition to proper identification, you may choose to bring the following items with you to the polls:

– A list of candidates on the ballot
– A list of key issues or specific proposals that are on the ballot

Pennsylvania Election Information

Venango County Election Information

Clarion County Election Information

Forest County Election Information

Jefferson County Election Information


The Voting Rights Act of 1965

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 makes it illegal for any state or local government to discriminate against racial or ethnic minority groups by denying them the right to vote. It also protects against discrimination of people in language minority groups. The Voting Rights Act was extended in 1970, 1975 and 1982.

Assistance in Voting at the Polling Place

Under federal and Pennsylvania law, if you cannot enter the voting booth or use the voting system due to a disability, you can select a person to enter the voting booth with you to provide assistance. You can choose anyone to assist, except for your employer, an agent of your employer, an officer or agent of your union or the Judge of Elections. The first time you use assistance, you will have to complete and sign a form provided by the Election Officials at the polling place. After the first time, your registration record will include notation of your request for assistance.


League Of Women Voters Of Pennsylvania Voters Guide (PDF)


Venango County: 814-432-9514
Clarion County: 814-226-4000
Clearfield County: 814-765-2641
Crawford County: 814-333-7300
Forest County: 814-755-3537
Jefferson County: 814-849-1631
Warren County: 814-728-3406

For more information on voting in Pennsylvania, visit


(Photos courtesy of Ballotpedia, The Party of Prinicple, Pennsylvania General Assembly and Facebook)

Copyright © 2019 EYT Media Group, Inc. All rights reserved. Any copying, redistribution or retransmission of the contents of this service without the express written consent of EYT Media Group, Inc. is expressly prohibited.


Category: Local News, News, Politics