The 2019 Non-Partisan Primary Voters Guides 

League of Women Voters Pike County

2019 Municipal Primary Election May 21, 2019
Polls open 7 A.M. to 8 P.M.
Voter Guides may be taken into the voting booth.

FOR ELECTION INFORMATION
Contact the Pike County Board of Elections at  570-296-3427 or go to their website by clicking here.

ABOUT THE GUIDES
The Democratic Primary Guide and the Republican Primary Guide were compiled by the League of Women Voters of Pike County and are available by clicking the appropriate button above. This material may not be altered or reprinted without the permission of the League.  Each candidate's reply has been printed as submitted, except for editing when a candidate's reply exceeded the word limit. The candidates listed are those whose names appear on the Democratic and Republican ballot as of April 30, 2019. They are listed according to their ballot order. Candidate names appearing in italics indicate that that additional information is available by clicking on the page reference to the right of their names.  The information was submitted directly by the candidates through either the Vote411.org system or via forms promoted on social media, local print and broadcast media, and available on this website.  All candidate submissions received are reflected in these voter guides.

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
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., May 14, 2019.  Completed civilian absentee ballots must be received back at the Board of Elections by 5 P.M. on Friday, May 17, 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, May 17, 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. 


REMINDER:  NEW VOTING MACHINES IN PIKE COUNTY WILL GO INTO USE IN THIS PRIMARY.

To see a video demonstration of the new system, go to our Home Page.