Magisterial District Judge

Candidate List

Magisterial district judges issues arrest and search warrants, and also emergency protection orders when the county courthouse is closed. They oversee arraignments, set bail, and hold criminal preliminary hearings.

Lycoming County Sheriff

Candidate List

The sheriff's office is responsible for carrying out the orders of the Court to enforce Injunctions, serve warrants, the service of Out of County* Protection From Abuse Orders, Writs of Summons and Complaints, Subpoenas, and Writs of Attachment / Garnishments.

City Council

Candidate List

Council members are tasked with representing the interests of their constituents. In addition to proposing, passing, and ratifying laws and ordinances, city councils manage budgets and investigate city agencies when necessary.

  • Three contested positions

School Board

Candidate List

Pennsylvania school boards are required to: Adopt courses of study in consultation with the superintendent. Establish the length of the school term, adopt textbooks, and adopt the annual budget. Elect superintendents and hire necessary employees.

Constable

Pennsylvania constables have the right in Pennsylvania to arrest by warrant and to conduct warrantless arrests for felonies and breaches of the peace, including warrantless arrests for felony violations of the drug laws.

Judges of the Commonwealth Court

Cases heard by the Commonwealth Court are generally determined by what the case is about, and the identity of the parties to the lawsuit. This is a different way of determining the type of case heard by an appellate court than in other states, where the distinction is usually between civil matters and criminal matters.

Borough Mayor

The Borough code authorizes the mayor to preserve order, enforce ordinances and resolutions, remove nuisances, exact a faithful performance of the officers appointed, and perform such duties as assigned by law or ordinance. In preserving order, he or she directs the activities of the police department.

Tax Collector

Elected or appointed municipal collectors are typically responsible for collecting county, municipal, and school district property taxes.

Judge of the Superior Court

The Superior Court hears appeals in criminal and most civil cases from the Courts of Common Pleas and on matters involving children and families. Although different panels of three judges may sit to hear appeals, there is only one Superior Court

Township Supervisors

Townships of the second class are governed by a board of supervisors, elected at large by the electorate of the whole township for overlapping six-year terms. The number of supervisors can be increased to five by referendum. Townships of the first class, by contrast, have a board of commissioners.

Auditor

The auditor examines the accounting records and accounting practices of the organization or agency under review to enable him to give an informed opinion on the balance sheet and the statement of revenues and expenditures prepared from the books and records.

Justice of the Supreme Court

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is the state's court of last resort and has seven judgeships. The current chief of the court is Thomas Saylor. The court was established by the Pennsylvania Provincial Assembly in 1722 as a successor to the Provincial Court established in 1684. It is the oldest appellate court in the United States.

OCTOBER 18: Last day to register before the General Election. 

OCTOBER 26: Last day to apply for a mail-in or civilian absentee ballot.

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Q&A: Lycoming County commissioner candidates weigh in on drug epidemic

By On the PULSE | October 21, 2019

EDITOR’S NOTE: On the PULSE asked the Lycoming County commissioner candidates three questions pertaining to the county deficit, the drug epidemic and local opportunities for youth. We will publish their responses to one of the questions each week leading up to Election Day. This is the second week: The drug epidemic continues to plague Lycoming…

Sticker campaigns discouraged for Lycoming County write-in candidates

By On the PULSE | September 18, 2019

Write-in candidates eyeing this year’s new paper ballot voting system are prompted by the Lycoming County Voter Services to forgo handing out voting stickers, fearing paper jams could disrupt votes.  “Please do not affix stickers, labels, stamps, or other additional material to a ballot to cast a write-in vote,” according to a Voter Services statement.…

Voting machine funds remain a mystery

By On the PULSE | September 3, 2019

Pennsylvania’s fall legislative session will address the mystery of funding for new state-mandated voting machines.  At the local level, officials say straight-party voting is a major cause for confusion at the polls and this year’s new challenge will be what to do with over 100,000 paper ballots flooding the election system.    Lycoming County approved over…

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