2017 Important Dates to Remember

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT

OF STATE BUREAU OF COMMISSIONS, ELECTIONS AND LEGISLATION

2017 PENNSYLVANIA ELECTIONS IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

First day to circulate and file nomination petitions … ……………………………………….February 14
Last day to circulate and file nomination petitions  ……………………………………………March 7
First day to circulate and file nomination papers ……………………………………………….March 8
Last day for withdrawal by candidates who filed nomination petitions ………………..March 22
Last day to REGISTER before the primary ………………………………………………………April 17
Last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot………………………………………………….May 9
Last day for County Board of Elections to receive voted civilian  absentee ballots  ……………………………………………………………………………………………May 12
MUNICIPAL PRIMARY  ……………………………………………………………………………May 16
First day to REGISTER after primary ……………………………………………………………..May 17
Last day for County Board of Elections to receive voted military and  overseas absentee ballots (submitted for delivery no later than  11:59 P.M. on May 15)  …………………………………………………………………………………May 23
Last day to circulate and file nomination papers ……………………………………………….August 1
Last day for withdrawal by candidates nominated by nomination papers ……………..August 8
Last day for withdrawal by candidates nominated at the primary ………………………..August 14
Last day to REGISTER before the November election ………………………………………October 10
Last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot………………………………………………….October 31
Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted civilian absentee ballots …………………………………………………………………………………………….November 3
MUNICIPAL ELECTION …………………………………………………………………………..November 7
First day to REGISTER after November election ……………………………………………..November 8
Last day for County Board of Elections to receive voted military and  overseas absentee ballots (submitted for delivery no later than  11:59 P.M. on November 6) …………………………………………………………………………..November 14

Note: All dates in this calendar are subject to change without notice.

Register To Vote!

Deadline to apply to register to vote is 30 days prior to each election!

“With all the millions of people who vote in any given election, does my vote really count?” Perhaps you feel like you can’t really make a difference, so why bother? The truth is that your vote does count and you do make a difference every time you vote!

Your vote holds your local and national leaders responsible for the decisions they make. Your vote sends a message about the issues you think are important. Your vote affirms our rights as free citizens to elect our government and take part in democracy. Without voting, there could be no democracy.

2017 Primary Election Candidates

2017 Municipal Primary Election Candidates

Justice of the Supreme Court –

Judge of the Superior Court – T

Judge of the Commonwealth Court – Hon, Christine Fizzano Cannon

Court of Common Pleas– John J. Whelan

County Council– David J. White

County Council– John J. Perfetti

County Sheriff – Mary McFall Hopper

County Controller – Robert W. Kane

County Register of Wills – Jennifer Holsten Maddaloni

Magisterial District Court 32-2-38 Judge– Diane Holefelder

Aston Commissioner 2nd Ward– Carol Graham

Aston Commissioner 4th Ward– Jon Firlein

Aston Commissioner 6th Ward– James Stigale

Aston Tax Collector– Joseph E. DeVuono

Penn Delco School Director– Cathy Hilferty

Penn Delco School Director– Katie Denney

Penn Delco School Director– Dawn Jones

Penn Delco School Director– Collenn Powell

Judge of Election in each ward

Inspector of Election in each ward

Municipal Primary Election – May 16, 2017

I Am A Republican Because…

  • I believe that the proper function of government is to do for the people those things that have to be done but cannot be done, or cannot be done as well, by individuals, and that the most effective government is government closest to the people.
  • I believe that good government is based on the individual and that each person’s ability, dignity, freedom and responsibility must be honored and recognized.
  • I believe that free enterprise and the encouragement of individual initiative and incentive have given this nation an economic system second to none.
  • I believe that sound money management should be our goal.
  • I believe in equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity for all, regardless of race, creed, age, sex or national origin.
  • I believe we must retain those principles of the past worth retaining, yet always be receptive to new ideas with an outlook broad enough to accommodate thoughtful change and varying points of view.
  • I believe that Americans value and should preserve their feeling of national strength and pride, and at the same time share with people everywhere a desire for peace and freedom and the extension of human rights throughout the world.
  • Finally, I believe that the Republican Party is the best vehicle for translating these ideas into positive and successful principles of government.