Fayette County to begin mailing ballots in early October

Waiting for your mail-in ballot to come? Local county election offices expect to begin sending them out early this month.

Larry Blosser, director of Fayette County’s election bureau, said nearly 10,000 voters have requested mail-in ballots already.

“And they’re still climbing,” he said.

He noted the office has been receiving high numbers of calls from people who reapplied for mail-in ballots after the primary, but had already checked the box indicating they would like to vote by mail in future elections.

There is no need to re-register, he said, and their application may be denied because of that. He asked anyone who receives a duplicate ballot to disregard it.

Blosser said anyone who’s applied to vote by mail but does not receive a ballot by Oct. 9 should contact the election bureau at 724-430-1289.

Greene County has a similar timetable, said commission Chairman Mike Belding, who is also chairman of the election board. He said the elections office in Waynesburg scanned test ballots last week, and expected to send ballots out the first week of the month.

Blosser said Fayette officials expect to run test ballots this week to ensure there will be no issues processing filled out ballots once they are received.

Washington County, meanwhile, started sending ballots to the more than 25,000 who requested them on Friday. Elections Director Melanie Ostrander said she expects the number of requests to double by the Oct. 27 deadline to request a mail-in ballot.

Counties were permitted to begin printing ballots last month, after the Department of State certified them.

Mail-in ballots must be returned either via mail or in person to the county election office from which they were requested. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court extended the deadline for mail-in ballots postmarked by 8 p.m. on Election Day to arrive in elections offices. Republicans are appealing the new deadline of Friday, Nov. 6, to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The deadline to make the request online at votespa.com or at the election office is Oct. 27. Voters who prefer to cast a ballot in person have two options to do so. Traditional polling places will be open from between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3. Voters can also go to their county elections office, request a paper ballot and fill it out on the spot. State officials have recommended calling individual election bureaus to schedule a time to do so.

JONES APPEARS TO WIN NOMINATION

THE COUNTING OF WRITE-IN BALLOTS IN THE PENNSYLVANIA 51ST LEGISLATIVE DISTRCT PRIMARY ELECTION HAS BEEN COMPLETED IN FAYETTE COUNTY, AND KEVIN JONES APPEARS TO BE THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE IN NOVEMBER, CAPTURING A TOTAL OF 728 VOTES IN FAYETTE COUNTY.

INCUMBENT REPUBLICAN REPRESENTATIVE MATT DOWLING, WHO STAGED A WRITE-IN CAMPAIGN TO BE THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE AS WELL, RECEIVED A TOTAL OF 549 VOTES.

THERE WERE 150 WRITE IN VOTES THAT HAVE NOT BEEN COUNTED IN SOMERSET COUNTY, THOSE NUMBERS SHOULD BE AVAILABLE BY MONDAY, JUNE 15TH, BUT EVEN IF DOWLING RECEIVED ALL 150 VOTES HE WOULD STILL BE TRAILING THE VOTE TOTAL THAT JONES ACCUMULATED IN FAYETTE COUNTY.

THE GENERAL ELECTION IS NOVEMBER 3.

Auditor General

Democratic

  1. LAMB, MICHAEL E . 228,025 / 33.65
  2. AHMAD, NILOFER NINA 193,188 / 28.51
  3. HARTMAN, CHRISTINA M 85,370 / 12.60
  4. CONKLIN, HARRY SCOTT / 65.871 / 9.72
  5. FOUNTAIN, TRACIE LYNNE / 57,156 / 8.43%
  6. DAVIS, ROSE MARIE / 48, 107 / 7.10

Republican

DEFOOR, TIMOTHY L 697,191

Alt Delegate to Republican National Convention

In order of Most Votes / Projected Winners in BOLD

  • DAY, SCOTT R / 29,702 / 29.32%
  • URAM, THOMAS JOSEPH / 22,578 / 22.29%
  • PATTERSON, MELANIE S / 21,219 / 20.95%
  • STOPPERICH SULC, SONIA M. / 14,196 / 14.01%
  • GEHO, PATRICK JAY / 13,611 / 13.44%

Delegate to Republican National Convention

List in order by HIGHEST NUMBER OF VOTES (Projective Winners in Bold)

  • RESCHENTHALER, GUY / 34,805 / 29.24%
  • AVOLIO, SCOTT / 14,338/ 12.05%
  • TENNENT, ROSE SOMMA / 13.270 / 11.15%
  • VENTRE, JOHN / 12,694 / 10.67%
  • DAY, SCOTT R / 12,305 / 10.34%
  • MARIETTA, JON ROBERT JR / 8.670 / 7.28%
  • DEJEET, SUSANNA N. / 7,210 / 6.06%
  • URAM, THOMAS JOSEPH / 6,206 / 5.21%
  • PRICE, DARYL WILLIAM / 5,442 / 4.57%
  • SIVAVEC, ERIC J / 4.082 / 3.43%

Delegate to Democratic National Convention

In order of Votes (Bold Signifies Potential WINNER)

  • BOERIO, BIBIANA /25,610/19.98%
  • SESEK, CHRISTIAN ELIJAH / 25,566 / 19.95%
  • REGOTTI, NATHAN W / 22,797 / 17.79%
  • FOLEY, JANICE W / 13,152 / 10.26%
  • KONOPISOS , CASEY LYNN / 11,207 / 8.74%
  • CORDARO, MICHAEL GUY / 10.959 / 8.55%
  • MASON, ROBERT A / 10,20 / 7.96%
  • CAMPBELL, BRAYDEN ELLSWORTH / 8,667 / 6.76%

Representative in the General Assembly – 52nd Legislative District

For the 52nd Legislative District. Ryan James Warner and Harry Young Cochran will secure their party’s nominations for the Republican and Democratic parties respectively for the 52nd District in the General Election in the fall.

Representative in the General Assembly – 51st Legislative District

For the 51st Legislative District, Matthew David Dowling secured the Republican Nod while it is uncertain it is likely that a write in campaign of Kevin D. Jones will put him on the Democratic side of the ticket in the fall.

Representative in the General Assembly – 49th Legislative District

As for the Republican Nominiation, it is likely that Donald “Bud” Cook will likely acquire the nod for the Republican Party defeating Anthony James Bottino Jr. Whereas Randy J. Barli secured the Democratic nod for the 49th.