2018-11-03 / Front Page

Will you vote in Tuesday’s election?

Political observers in Potter and Cameron counties are expecting a modest turnout of voters for the Tuesday, Nov. 6 General Election. Polls are open from 7 am to 8 pm in all voting precincts.

The absence of local races is one factor in the forecast of a subdued turnout. At the same time, one local party official points out that some voters are “stirred up by the cable news channels’ frenzied coverage and social media buzzing” over mid-term elections for U.S. Senate and House seats.

There’s also a modicum of interest in the Pennsylvania governor’s race. Candidates include Democratic incumbent Tom Wolf with running mate John Fetterman for lieutenant governor; Republicans Scott R. Wagner and Jeff Bartos; Green Party candidates Paul Glover and Jocyln Bowser- Bostick; and Libertarians Ken B. Krawchuk and Kathleen S. Smith.

Running for U.S. Senate are incumbent Bob Casey Jr., Democrat; Lou Barletta, Republican; Neal Gale, Green; and Dale R. Kerns Jr., Libertarian.

Cameron County voters will choose between Democrat Susan Boser and Republican incumbent Glenn GT Thompson for U.S. House of Representatives from the Pa. 5th District;

In Potter County, candidates for the Pa. 12th District seat are Democrat Marc Friedenberg and Republican incumbent Tom Marino. Most of Cameron and Potter counties are in the 67th Legislative District, where the candidates for a two-year term in the House are Democrat Maryann Cole and Republican incumbent Martin T. Causer.

For Galeton Borough and Pike Township in Potter County, the choices are Democrat Carrie Heath or Republican Clint Owlett for the 68th District seat.

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