by Jonathan Weaver
Residents in a local municipality will vote in a different location during next month’s Primary Election.
However, Ford Cliff Borough registered voters will only have to walk or drive a block further to cast their votes.
County Director of Elections/Chief Registrar Wendy Buzard explained in a request to Armstrong County Commissioners yesterday morning.
“My office received a request from Ford Cliff Borough Council to change the polling place in Ford Cliff from the borough building to the firehall,” Buzard said. “The main reason for them asking is, parking is an issue at the borough building and most of the voters park in the fire hall parking lot anyway. The firehall is larger, is handicapped-accessible.”
Borough Council currently meets along Orr Avenue and the firehall is along Neale Avenue.
Buzard said notices will be posted throughout the Borough and notices will also be mailed to voters. She hoped for the notices to be mailed out by the end of next week.
April 20 is the last day to register to vote before the May 20 Primary Election. It is also the last day to make any address or political affiliation changes.
On the ballot will be those running for State offices, such as governor, lieutenant governor and congressional representative. Senator Don White and Representatives Joseph Petrarca, Jeff Pyle, Donna Oberlander will also be running for re-election in their respective positions.
Absentee ballot applications are currently available in the Elections office within the County Administration Building until May 13.
Through unanimous proclamation, April 6 begins “National Volunteer Week.” A joint recognition is scheduled during Older American’s Day May 7 throughout the 12 senior centers in Armstrong County.
According to Area Agency on Aging Executive Director Janet Talerico, there are more than 230 active volunteers that give of their time at the senior centers, including the Distant Senior Center that is run by volunteers when it is open once per week.
Commissioners also recognized volunteer firefighters and those that assist with the Community Action food bank.