It’s Time to Get Out and Vote
On Tuesday, May 16 there will be a primary election in Montgomery County, including two Township Commissioner seats here in West Norriton Township.
In the County, there are three County Commissioner positions up for election as well as 10 County departments. Each department is headed by an individual elected directly by the voters every four years.
According to the Montgomery County website, “These 10 officials are commonly referred to as ‘Row Officers,’ a term that came about many years ago when the 10 departments were first listed in a row on the election ballot.”
Most of the offices are uncontested but there are several highly contested seats. There are five Democrats and three Republics vying for three seats as County Commissioner. Register of Wills and the Coroner offices are also contested seats. All the Row Office races, except prothonotary and district attorney, have a candidate from both parties.
The County Row Officer positions are:
- Clerk of Courts
- District Attorney
- Recorder of Deeds
- Register of Wills
In addition to the Commissioners and Row offices there are also candidates for State Supreme Court, Superior Court, the Court of Common Pleas and Magisterial District Judges.
I encourage you to register to vote if you haven’t done so already. To vote in PA you must register to vote at least 15 days before the election; that means May 1 is the deadline for the May primary. You can register to vote online or request an absentee or vote by mail ballot at www.vote.pa.gov . There are a number of government agencies where you can register in person including PennDOT Photo License and Driver’s License Centers.
Exercise your right to vote either by mail or in person. The primary election is Tuesday, May 16. The General Election is Tuesday, November 7.