Tuesday, May 18, Pennsylvania will hold a special general election to fill the seat for the 12th Congressional District vacancy left by the passing of Congressman John Murtha. The 12th Congressional District consists of all of Greene County, and parts of Allegheny, Armstrong, Cambria, Fayette, Indiana, Somerset, Washington, and Westmoreland Counties.
The candidates in this election are:
- Mark S. Critz, Democratic
-Tim Burns, Republican
-Demo Agoris, Libertarian
In addition to the 12th Congressional District special election, Pennsylvania voters will also cast ballots for a variety of other offices including: governor, lieutenant governor, state senator and representative, U.S. senator and U.S. representative.
If you are eligible to vote in this election, and requested and received a ballot for the November 4, 2008 presidential election, you should have received an absentee ballot by now, unless your mailing address has changed.
Completed absentee ballots must be postmarked no later than May 17, 2010. Voted absentee ballots from members of the military must be postmarked no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, May 17, and received by the County Board of Elections by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 25. To make sure your ballot arrives by the deadline, vote and return your ballot IMMEDIATELY upon receiving it!
If you reside in the 12th Congressional District and requested your ballot prior to April 19, you should use the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (FWAB) to vote in the special general election that will also be held along with the Primary Election on May 18, 2010. Everything you need to complete a FWAB is available at www.fvap.gov; just follow the instructions for using the FWAB in Pennsylvania. The FWAB is also available from your Voting Assistance Officer. You can find a candidate list or what is included on the ballot by going to www.votespa.com.
Your FWAB must be postmarked no later than May 17, 2010. Voted FWABs from members of the military must be postmarked no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, May 17, and received by the County Board of Elections by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 25. Send your FWAB to your County Election Official.
If you live in one of the 12th District Counties, you can mail your FWAB and other materials directly to your local election official. Their contact information is below.Allegheny County:
For More Information: For more information on voter registration, call the Department of Stateís toll-free hotline at 1-877-VOTESPA (1-877-868-3772), or visit www.votespa.com or visit FVAP at www.fvap.gov.
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