May 17, 2011 Primary Election Day, don’t forget to exercise your right to vote!

Voting is a privilege that many in America take for granted.  Every vote does count, and the local races impact our lives on an everyday basis much more than our national races such as for President.  During the 2011 Primary we will choose candidates for our Fall ballot for township supervisor and borough council, school board, and county row offices to name a few.  We will also be choosing candidates for state judges.  Please be informed and get out and exercise your right to vote!  The polls are open from 7:00 am – 8:00 pm.   The Snyder County Election results will be posted as they come in on the website.

Tuesday, May 10th is the last day to apply for an absentee ballot

The last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot is May 10.  If there is a chance you will not be able to vote on Primary Election Day (May 17th, 2011) you should cast your vote by absentee.  Do you know someone who will be needing an absentee?  A student, a truck driver, a doctor or nurse who may be on call and get called in, someone who has trouble getting around, or someone going on vacation.

Do you know someone who needs to register to vote? A person must be registered by 4/18/2011 to vote in the Primary Election

Do you know someone who will be 18 years of age by May 17th, 2011 and is not registered to vote?

Do you know someone who is registered independent and would like to vote in the Primary Election on May 17th?  (They can change their party back to Independent on May 18th.)

In order to vote in the PA Primary Election a person must be registered as a Republican or Democrat by April 18th, 2011.  A person can register to vote on-line at or download a voter registration application, fill it out, and put into snail mail at

“It’s not the hand that signs the laws that hold the destiny of America.  It’s the hand that casts the ballot.” ~ President Harry S. Truman.

On Wednesday, March 16, 2011, the Snyder County Board of Elections held the drawings for ballot positions for the May 17th, 2011 Primary Election. The results for Prothonotary & Clerk of Courts are as follows:

Snyder County Prothonotary & Clerk of Courts Republican Ballot:

1) Irene C. Harris –

2) Teresa Berger

Snyder County Prothonotary & Clerk of Courts Democrat Ballot:

No democrat candidates filed.