How you need to vote

If you thought I was going to tell you who to vote for you were wrong.  I am going to help you get informed and vote as an educated voter.  If you read my previous posts you know I am heavily focused on local politics, specifically West Pennsboro Township in western Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.  This blog will be from my local prospective.  I assume similar information is available for your location.

The first step is to figure out who will be on your ballet.  The Cumberland County Bureau of Elections has a website that is a great place to find this information along with other information such as where to vote and election deadlines.  Here is a direct link for the Cumberland County Candidate Listings.  Sample ballots are also available.  It may be too late to reach out and make personal contact with candidates but most of them will probably have a website or Facebook page.  If you have questions, try to reach out anyway.

Take some time and look into the candidates.  You may be surprised with what you find, especially if you look beyond the party affiliation.  I am a registered Libertarian because I had enough of the Republican party.  There are issues where I side with Republicans and other issues where I side with Democrats.  Both Republicans and Democrats share a lot of the same values but disagree on how to accomplish things.  Further, in my opinion the more local your government the less party affiliation maters and the more the person matters.  For example I am personally far more concerned about how my state representative views zoning than their view on healthcare.  That is why I reached out and ask them zoning questions and posted the responses to Facebook.  . I may weigh some political views differently from you, AND that’s ok! Our individual experiences is why every opinion and vote matters

If you are going to vote take some time an do a little research and vote for people not parties.

Cumberland County PA – Bureau of Elections:  https://www.ccpa.net/66/Bureau-of-Elections

Cumberland County PA – Candidate Listing:  https://www.ccpa.net/DocumentCenter/View/31144/Official-Candidate-Listing?bidId=

These are the Candidates that will be on my Ballet in West Pennsboro Township:

  • US Senator:
    • BOB CASEY JR (D)
    • LOU BARLETTA (R)
    • NEAL GALE (G)
    • DALE R KERNS JR (L)
  • US House:
    • BRENT OTTAWAY (D)
    • JOHN JOYCE (R)
  • Governor/Lt. Governor:
    • TOM WOLF / JOHN FETTERMAN (D)
    • SCOTT R WAGNER / JEFF BARTOS (R)
    • PAUL GLOVER / JOCOLYN BOWSER-BOSTICK (G)
    •  KEN V KRAWCHUK / KATHLEEN S SMITH (L)
  • PA Senator 30th District:
    •  EMILY BEST (D)
    • JUDY WARD (R)
  • PA House 199th District:
    • SHERWOOD MCGINNIS (D)
    • BARBARA GLEIM (R)
    • CHARLES M BOUST (L)

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