The 2019 Non-Partisan Voters Guide 

League of Women Voters Pike County

2019 Municipal Election November 5, 2019
Polls open 7 A.M. to 8 P.M.
Voter Guides may be taken into the voting booth.

​​VOTER GUIDE
The Guide is divided into three sections as noted by the buttons above: 

  • the Vote411.org online information system;
  • the actual sample ballots for Pike County as provided by the Pike County Board of Elections; and
  • Pike County Candidate Voter Guide containing information which was compiled by the League of Women Voters of Pike County from information forms submitted by candidates themselves.  Explanations of which candidates are listed and in which order is found in the Voter Guide.

​Unlike previous Voter Guides where all information was formatted exclusively for printout, we have chosen to disseminate this information through digital means as widely as possible.  If you choose to printout the information, you may take the materials into the polling place with you.  In 2021 when the next local elections are held, it is the intention of the LWV Pike County to join in the Vote411.org database which allows candidates to enter their materials directly on line. 


PURPOSE AND POLICY OF THE LEAGUE
The purpose of the League of Women Voters of Pike County is to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government. The League is nonpartisan:  it neither supports nor opposes any political parties or candidates. Nothing in these guides should be construed as an endorsement of any candidate by the League of Women Voters of Pike County.

ABSENTEE VOTING
On September 16, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania instituted the ability to fill out online Absentee Ballot Applications here.  Applications may also be downloaded from the Pike County Elections Office website.  Registered voters who are ill, disabled, or will be absent from the municipality on Election Day may vote by absentee ballot.  Completed applications for civilian absentee ballots must be received by the county Board of Elections by 5 P.M., October 29, 2019.  Completed civilian absentee ballots must be received back at the Board of Elections by 5 P.M. on Friday, November 1, 2019. If an emergency arises (unexpected illness or business trip) after the Tuesday application deadline, call your county Board of Elections for information on emergency absentee voting.  Proof of emergency may be required. An emergency application and ballot can be obtained and voted by 5 P.M. on Friday, November 1, 2019.  Any disabled voter having questions regarding the accessibility of a polling place should consult the county Board of Elections.

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. 

IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR NEW VOTERS
If you are a new voter or if you are voting at a polling place for the first time, then you must bring your voter ID card or a photo ID such as a driver's license, student ID or some other form of Federal or State government issued ID.  Some forms of non-photo ID are also acceptable such as a firearm permit, current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or government check.  If you do not have any acceptable ID then you must be allowed to vote by provisional ballot.