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vote 2020 schuylkill county general election sample ballots

The 2020 General Election is getting closer.

While you can apply for a mail-in ballot in Pennsylvania, we know many of our readers are ready to head to the polls on Election Day and cast their vote for President.

But that’s not the only big race on the ballot this year.

Voters get to choose candidates for several key state roles as well as Schuylkill County’s representative in Congress.

So, to get your ready for voting, we’ve compiled sample ballots from across Schuylkill County so you can review them and see what you’ll be getting when you walk into your local polling location on Nov. 3.

Remember, polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

Schuylkill County 2020 General Election Sample Ballots

There are actually 4 different ballots in Schuylkill County for the 2020 General Election, depending on which state legislative district you live. We’ve picked some random ballot for the 123rd, 124th, and 125th legislative district in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. And we’ve also picked a ballot from Tamaqua because it’s a little different from the rest.

Now, every ballot across Schuylkill County will have the same 6 races on it and 1 race that varies by where you live.

The 6 races everyone will pick are:

  • President of the United States: Voters can choose between Republican Donald Trump, Democrat Joe Biden, or Libertarian Jo Jorgensen.
  • Pennsylvania Attorney General: Incumbent Democrat Josh Shapiro gets a challenge from Republican Heather Heidelbaugh, Libertarian Daniel Wassmer, and the Green Party’s Richard Weiss.
  • Pennsylvania Auditor General: Voters get to pick a new Auditor between Republican Timothy DeFoor, Democrat Nina Ahmad, Libertarian Jennifer Moore, and Green Party candidate Olivia Faison.
  • Pennsylvania State Treasurer: Candidates in this race are Republican Stacy Garrity, Democrat Joe Torsella, Libertarian Joe Soloski, and Timothy Runkle of the Green Party.
  • U.S. House of Representatives – 9th District: Incumbent Republican Dan Meuser faces challenger Democrat Gary Wegman.
  • Pennsylvania State Senator – PA 29th District: State Sen. Dave Argall, a Republican, runs unopposed.

Now, here’s where the ballots differ, by State Representative. Check out the sample ballots each voter gets in the 123rd, 124th, and 125th districts. All three represent different portions of Schuylkill County:

PA House of Representatives-123rd District Sample Ballot

Here’s the ballot voters in the 123rd State House district will get at the polling location or in the mail. This one, specifically, is for Shenandoah’s 3rd precinct:

0069 Shenandoah 3rd

The race for the House seat in the 123rd district is between the following 2 candidates:

  • Republican Tim Twardzik
  • Democrat PJ Symons

PA House of Representatives-124th District Sample Ballot (excluding Tamaqua)

Here’s the ballot voters in the 124th State House district will get at the polling location or in the mail. However, this is not the ballot Tamaqua residents will get. This is for Orwigsburg’s 1st precinct:

0132 Orwigsburg 1st

The race for the House seat in the 124th district is between the following 2 candidates:

  • Republican Jerry Knowles
  • Democrat Taylor Picone

PA House of Representatives-124th District Sample Ballot (Tamaqua)

The ballot for voters in Tamaqua looks slightly different. That’s because of a local referendum vote on the Bungalow Pool. Check out the ballot from Tamaqua’s 2nd precinct:

0109 Tamaqua 2nd

Of course, the Tamaqua ballot still have the race for the 124th District but it’s also got an exclusive referendum question:

  • “Should debt in a sum not to exceed 2.5 million dollars for the purpose of financing the rehabilitation and repair of the Bungalow Pool be authorized to be incurred as debt approved by the electors?”

In plain language, that means you’re supposed to vote “Yes” if you’re OK with the borough going into debt to finance a project to fix the pool. And you can vote “No” if you don’t think that’s a good idea.

PA House of Representatives-125th District Sample Ballot

Here’s the ballot voters in the 125th State House district will get at the polling location or in the mail. This one, specifically, is for Tremont:

0169 Tremont

Unfortunately for Democrat voters in the 125th District, the party did not get a candidate on the ballot, so it appears that Republican Joe Kerwin will walk away victorious.

 

 

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2 responses to Vote 2020 – Schuylkill County Sample Ballots

  1. Luke Spontak October 11th, 2020 at 8:53 am

    Will there be a piblic question on this years ballot ?

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    • Canary Commenter October 11th, 2020 at 11:05 am

      Only in Tamaqua, about the pool.

      Reply

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