2011 Facts for Voters
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF MERCER COUNTY
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ELECTION CALENDAR 2011
First day to circulate and file nomination petitions
Last day to circulate and file nomination petitions
First day to circulate and file nomination papers
Last day for withdrawal for candidates who filed nomination petitions
Last day to REGISTER before the primary
Last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot
Last day for County Board of Elections to receive voted civilian absentee ballots
Last day for County Board of Elections to receive voted military and overseas absentee ballots (must be postmarked no later than May 18)
Last day to circulate and file nomination papers
Last day for withdrawal by candidates nominated at the primary or by nomination papers
Last day to REGISTER before the NOVEMBER election
Last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot
Last day for county Boards of Elections to receive voted civilian absentee ballots
Last day for County Board of Elections to receive voted military and overseas absentee ballots (must be postmarked no later than November 7)
REGISTER TO VOTE
At the county Courthouse, weekdays 8:30 AM-4:30 PM. Closed Saturdays and holidays.
At state offices that provide public assistance, services to citizens with disabilities, Armed Service Recruitment Centers, and Clerk of the Orphan's Court offices, including each marriage license bureau
At Department of Transportation photo license centers when applying for or renewing your driver license photo identification
Voter registration mail applications are available at your county voter registration office, and at many other locations within the county including public libraries, universities, post offices, municipal buildings, State Representative offices, Dept. of Welfare and State Employment offices and Magisterial Judges Offices, political party committees and many service organizations.
OR ON THE INTERNET...
You may download a voter registration mail application at http://www.dos.state.pa.us/voting
You must be citizen of the United State and be 18 years of age on or before Election Day.
If you move or change your name within Mercer County you must notify the Registration and Election Bureau by mail or in person.
You may change your party affiliation by mail or in person at the Courthouse.
Election and Absentee voting information is available at the Mercer County Registration and Election Bureau at the following address:
Director of Elections/Voter Registration
Mercer, PA 16137
Ph: 724-662-3800 Ext. 2240 or 724-962-5711, Ext. 2240
Charles Rice (D), Ph. 724-456-0685
Dr. David King (R), Ph. 724-699-7573
TIPS FOR COMMUNICATING WITH YOUR LEGISLATIVE REPRESENTATIVES
Every elected official is sensitive to grass-root opinion. Your participation in government should not stop with your vote, but there's an art of communicating with your representative.
* Inform your legislator of your stand on issues of particular interest to you--briefly and to the point.
* Refer to his position on the issues, if known.
* Thank him when he supports an issue of which you approve.
* Write promptly and plainly; a post card is acceptable.
* DON'T write too often to the same legislator during one session, even on different subjects.
* DON'T begin with "As a citizen and taxpayer," and DON'T apologize.
* DON'T write to legislators from another district.
* DON'T be discouraged by special interest lobbies. People can be a powerful lobby.
CAPITOL HILL TELEPHONE NUMBERS
White House Switchboard: 202-456-1414
White House Comments: 202-456-1111
Where to get Bills Committee Reports...
Bill Status: 202-225-1772
Senate Document Room, SH-B04, Washington, DC 20510
House Document Room, H-226, Washington, DC 20515
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
BARACK OBAMA (D)
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20500
VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
JOE BIDEN (D)
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20500
Address: The Honorable (name) at addresses above
Opening: Mr. President or Dear Mr. President (or Vice President)
Closing : Respectfully yours or Most Respectively yours
UNITED STATES SENATORS
6 year term
ROBERT P. CASEY, JR. (D)
393 Russell Senate Office Bldg, Washington, DC.20510
Ph: 202-224-6324, Fax: 202-228-6367,
Toll Free: 866-802-2833
PATRICK TOOMEY (R)
711 Hart Senate Office Bldg., Washington, DC 20510
Ph: 202-224-4254, Fax: 202-228-1229
Address: The Honorable (name) at addresses above.
Opening: Dear Sir/Madam or Dear Senator (last name)
Closing: Very truly yours or Sincerely Yours
UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVES
2 year term
JASON ALTMIRE (D)
332 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Ph: 202-225-2565, Fax: 202-226-2274
Farrell City Building
500 Roemer Blvd, Farrell, PA 16121
9 am to 1:00 pm - 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month
MIKE KELLY (R)
B-339 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515-3103
Ph: 202-225-5406, Fax: 202-225-3103
208 East Bayfront Parkway, Suite 102
Erie, PA 16507
Ph: 814-454-8190, Fax: 814-454-8193
108 East Diamond St
Butler, PA 16001
Address: The Honorable (first and last names)
Opening: Sir/Madam: or Dear Representative (last name): or Dear Mr./Mrs./Miss/Ms. (last name):
Closing: Very truly yours, or Sincerely yours,
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
For state legislative concerns, contact the Harrisburg office.
For local concerns, contact the District Office.
4 year terms
TOM CORBETT (R)
225 Main Capitol Bldg.,Harrisburg, PA 17120
Ph: 717-787-2500 Fax: 717-772-8284
JIM CAWLEY (R)
200 Main Capitol Bldg.,Harrisburg, PA 17120
Ph: 717-787-3300 Fax: 717-783-0150
ACTING ATTORNEY GENERAL
WILLIAM RYAN, JR (R)
Office of the Attorney General
Strawberry Square, 16th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17120
Ph: 717-787-3391 Fax: 717-787-8242
JACK WAGNER (D)
229 Finance Bldg., Harrisburg, PA 17120
Ph: 717-787-2543 Fax: 717-783-4407
ROBERT McCORD (D)
129 Finance Bldg., Harrisburg, 17120
Ph: 717-787-2465 Fax: 717-783-9760
STATE SENATE DISTRICT
4 year term
ROBERT D. ROBBINS (R)
Senate Box 203050, 337 Main Capitol Bldg.
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3050
Ph: 717-787-1322 and
259 Main Street, Greenville, PA 16125-2054
District covers: Part of BUTLER COUNTY consisting of the TOWNSHIPS of Lancaster and Worth; all of CRAWFORD county; part of LAWRENCE county, consisting of the TOWNSHIPS of Hickory, Neshannock, Perry, Plain Grove, Scott, Slippery Rock, Washington, and Wilmington, and the BOROUGHS of New Wilmington and Volant, and all of MERCER county.
Address: The Honorable (Name), The Senate, Harrisburg, PA 17120
Opening: Dear Senator:
Closing: Sincerely yours,
STATE HOUSE DISTRICTS
2 year terms
MARK LONGIETTI (D)
103 Irvis Office Building, PO Box 202007
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2007
Ph: 717-772-4035, Fax: 717-780-4785 and
2213 Shenango Valley Freeway, Unit 2-E
Hermitage, PA 16148
Ph: 724-981-4655 Fax: 724-981-6528
District covers: Part of MERCER COUNTY, consisting of the CITIES of Farrell, Hermitage, and Sharon and the TOWNSHIPS of Delaware, Lackawannock, Pymatuning, Shenango and South Pymatuning, and the BOROUGHS of Clark, Sharpsville, West Middlesex, and Wheatland.
RICHARD R. STEVENSON (R)
155B East Wing, PO Box 202008
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2008
Ph: 717-783-6438, Fax: 717-705-1949 and
1771 North Main Street Ext., Butler, PA 16001
Ph: 724-284-1431 and
234 West Pine Street, Grove City, PA 16127
Ph: 724-458-4911, 800-287-0085, Fax: 724-450-4104
District covers: Part of BUTLER COUNTY consisting of the TOWNSHIPS of Brady, Center, Cherry, Clay, Concord, Fairview, Franklin, Jackson, Lancaster, Marion, Mercer, Muddy Creek and Worth and the BOROUGHS of Fairview, Harmony, Harrisville, Karns City, Petrolia, Portersville, Prospect, West Liberty, West Sunbury, and Zelienople, and part of MERCER COUNTY consisting of the TOWNSHIPS of Findley, Liberty, Pine, Springfield, and Wolf Creek, and the BOROUGHS of Grove City and Mercer.
MICHELE BROOKS (R)
153B East Wing, PO Box 202017
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2017
Ph: 717-783-5008, Fax: 717-705-1948 and
3 Greenville Plaza, West Hadley Road, Greenville, PA 16125
Ph: 724-588-8911, Fax: 724-588-5464 and
16678 McMath Avenue, Meadville, PA 16335
Ph: 814-337-8132, Fax: 814-337-5055
District covers: Part of CRAWFORD COUNTY consisting of the TOWNSHIPS of East Fallowfield, Fairfield, Greenwood, North Shenango, South Shenango, Vernon, West Fallowfield, and West Shenango and the BOROUGH of Cochranton; Part of LAWRENCE COUNTY consisting of the TOWNSHIPS of Washington,and Wilmington and the BOROUGHS of New Wilmington and Volant, and part of MERCER COUNTY consisting of the TOWNSHIPS of Coolspring, Deer Creek, East Lackawannock, Fairview, French Creek, Greene, Hempfield, Jackson, Jefferson, Lake, Mill Creek, New Vernon, Otter Creek, Perry, Salem, Sandy Creek, Sandy Lake, Sugar Grove, West Salem, Wilmington and Worth, and the BOROUGHS of Fredonia, Greenville, Jackson Center, Jamestown, New Lebanon, Sandy Lake, Sheakleyville and Stoneboro.
Address: The Honorable(name), House of Representatives
Opening: Dear Representative: Dear Mr., Mrs., Miss, Ms. (last name):
Closing: Sincerely yours,
Mercer County Courthouse
Main Courthouse Number: 724-662-3800
Alternate Number: 724-962-5711
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS-4 yr. term
Brian Beader (D) - Jan. 2012
Kenneth R. Ammann (D) - Jan. 2012
John N. Lechner (R), Jan. 2012
CONTROLLER-4 yr. term
Tom Amundsen (D) - Jan. 2014
DISTRICT ATTORNEY-4 yr. term
Robert G. Kochems (D) - Jan. 2012
TREASURER-4 yr. term
Ginny Steese Richardson (R) - Jan. 2014
RECORDER-4 yr. term
Rhonda I. McClelland (R) - Jan. 2012
REGISTER OF WILLS, CLERK OF COURTS
AND CLERK OF ORPHANS' COURT-4 yr. term
Kathleen M. Kloos (D) - Jan. 2012
SHERIFF-4 yr. term
William Romine (D) - Jan. 2012
PROTHONOTARY-4 yr. term
Elizabeth F. Fair (D) - Jan. 2012
CORONER-4 yr. term
J. Bradley McGonigle (R) - Jan. 2012
JURY COMMISSIONERS-4 yr. term
Maurice Keaveny (D) - Jan. 2014
Edna Gibson (R) - Jan. 2014
JUDGES: COURT OF COMMON PLEAS-10 year term
Francis J. Fornelli - Jan. 2012
Thomas R. Dobson - Jan. 2016
Christopher J. St. John - Jan. 2014
John C. Reed - Jan. 2014
Correspondence to County officials should be addressed to:
The Honorable (Name) (Title), Mercer County Courthouse, 16137.
425 Idaho St.
Farrell, PA 16121
Farrell, Hermitage, Shenango,
West Middlesex, Wheatland
123 W. Market St.
Mercer, PA 16137
14 N. Race St., Suite 1
Greenville, PA 16125
1217 Hall Ave.
Sharon, PA 16146
D. NEIL McEWEN
574 Barkeyville Road
Grove City, PA 16127
500 Roemer Boulevard, Farrell, PA 16121
Ph: 724-983-2703 Fax: 724-983-2719
Jan.-May, Oct.-Dec.: 1st & 4th Mon.; June-Sept.: 4th Mon., 7 PM
800 North Hermitage Road, Hermitage, PA 16148
Ph: 724-981-0800, Fax: 724-981-2008
Work session meetings 3rd Thurs, and 4th Wed. at 6 PM followed by regular meetings.
155 West Connelly Blvd., Sharon, PA 16146
Ph: 724-983-3232 Fax: 724-983-1961
3rd. Thurs. of the month, 6:30 PM
Mayor address: The Honorable (first and last names),
Mayor of (city), City Hall, (city, state, zip)
Opening: Dear Mayor/City Manager (name):
Closing: Sincerely yours,
1st Tues. of each month, 2798 Winner Rd., Clark, PA 16113, Ph: 724-962-5821, Fax: 724-962-4268
2nd. Mon. of each month, 45 Water Street, P.O. Box 487, Fredonia, PA 16124, Ph: 724-475-2352, Fax: 724-475-1179
2nd Tues. of each month, 125 Main St., Greenville, PA 16125, Ph: 724-588-4193
3rd Mon. of each month, 123 W. Main St., Grove City, PA 16127, Ph: 724-458-7060, Fax: 724-458-4114
2nd Tues. of each month, 1229 Franklin Rd., Jackson Center, PA 16133, Ph: 724-662-2150, Fax: 724-253-2984
2nd Mon. of each month, 406 Jackson St., P.O.Box 188, Jamestown, PA, 16134, Ph: 724-932-5211, Fax: 724-932-3837
2nd Tues. of each month, 145 North Pitt St., Mercer, PA 16137, Ph: 724-662-3980, Fax: 724-662-3980, Email: email@example.com
3rd Tues. of each month, 4211 Mercer St., Sandy Lake PA, 16145,
Ph: 724-376-3865, Fax: same
1st Wed. of each month, 3271 South Main St., Sandy Lake, PA, 16145, Ph: 724-376-2676, Fax: 724-376-7046, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2nd Wed. of each month, 1 South Walnut St., Sharpsville, PA 16150,
Ph: 724-962-7896, Fax: 724-962-7395
3rd Thurs. of each month, at home of borough secretary, 3213 Perry Hwy, Ph: 724-253-3495 (secretary) and 724-253-4275 (council president), mailing address: Box 155, Sheakleyville, PA 16151
2nd Wed. of each month, 59 Lake St., P. O. Box 337, Stoneboro, PA 16153, Ph: 724-376-3541, Fax: 724-376-7052
3rd. Mon. of each month, 25 North St., P. O. Box 582, West Middlesex, PA 16159, Ph: 724-528-9931, Fax: 724-528-8550
1st. Wed. of each month, 71 Broadway Ave., Wheatland, PA 16161, Ph: 724-347-7060, Fax: 724-347-1518
1st Mon. of each month at Twp. Office Bldg., 852 N. Perry Hwy., Mercer, PA, 16137, 7 PM; Ph: 724-475-2010, Fax: 724-475-2245 Office Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 AM - 1 PM
1st Thurs. of each month at Twp. Office Bldg., 889 Milledgeville Rd., Hadley, PA, 16125, 8:00 PM; Ph: 724-253-3747; Office Hours: Mon. Noon to 3 PM, Tues. 10 AM to 2 PM and Thurs, 10 AM to 2 PM.
1st Wed. of each month at Twp. Bldg., 53 Oniontown Rd., Greenville, PA 16125, 7:00 PM. Ph: 724-588-2040, Fax: 724-588-2499, Email: email@example.com
2nd Tues. of each month at Twp. Bldg., 1019 Mercer-New Wilmington Rd., New Wilmington, PA 16142, 7:00 PM; Ph: 724-533-5171, Fax: 724-533-2300
1st Sat. for Feb. & Mar., 8 AM, 1st Wed. for Apr. thru Nov., 6:30 PM, Dec. meeting is advertised at Fairview Municipal Bldg., P. O. Box 183, 1578 N. Perry Hwy.,
Fredonia, PA 16124. Ph: 724-475-2082, Fax 724-475-3953,
1st Wed. of each month at Twp. Bldg., 369 McClelland Rd., Mercer, PA 16137, 8 PM.; Ph: 724-748-4808, Fax: 724-748-5668; Office Hours, Wed, Thurs., Fri., 10 AM to 4 PM
2nd Monday of each month at Twp. Bldg., 1415 Carlton Rd., Carlton, PA 16311,
7 PM; Twp Bldg. Ph: 814-425-3847, Twp. Bus. Ph: 814-425-2283
1st Mon. of each month at the Carr House, 107 Dowling Rd., Jamestown, PA 16134, unless otherwise advertised, 7 PM. Mailing address: PO Box 526, Jamestown, PA
1st Tues. of each month at Twp. Office, 278 South Mercer St., Greenville, Pa 16125, 7:30 PM; Ph: 724-588-5032, Fax: 724-588-6907;
1st Wed. of each month (except July 5) at Municipal Bldg., 51 North Foster Rd., P. O. Box 92, Jackson Center, PA, 16133, 8:00 PM; Ph: 724-662-2937
2nd Mon. of each month at Twp. Bldg., 7407 Lamor Rd., Mercer, PA, 16137, 7 PM, Ph: 724-662-3310, Fax: 724-662-0313; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2nd Tues. of each month at Twp. Bldg., 1742 Mercer-West Middlesex Rd., Mercer, PA 16137, 7:00 PM, Ph: 724-981-5055; Fax: 724-981-4290
2nd Mon. of each month at Twp. Bldg., 339 Strausser Rd., Stoneboro, PA, 16153,
8 PM, Office Hours: Tues., Wed., Thurs., 9AM to 1 PM, Ph: 724-376-7216,
1st Thurs. of each month at Twp. Bldg. 2873 Mercer Butler Pike, Grove City, PA 16127, 7:00 PM; Ph. and Fax: 724-794-1773, Office Hours, Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri., 8 to 11:30 AM. Email: libertytwp.@zoominternet.net
1st Mon. of each month at Twp. Bldg., 7:30 PM (unless a holiday, then next Mon same time & place) 3947 Sandy Lake Rd., Sandy Lake, PA 16145; Ph./Fax: 724-376-7009
2nd Mon. of each month at Municipal Bldg., 242 Sheakleyville Rd., Clarks Mills, PA 16114, Nov.-Mar., 6:00 PM; Apr.-Oct. 7:30 PM; Ph: 724-253-2868, Fax: 724-253-2141; Office Hours: Wed. 9 AM to 11 AM, and by appointment.
2nd Sat. of each month at Twp. Bldg., 235 Linn-Tyro Rd, Greenville, PA, 7 AM; Mailing address: 221 Henry Rd., Greenville, PA 16125; Ph. and Fax: 724-588-3600, Office hours: Tues. & Thurs., 9:00 AM to 1 PM. Email: email@example.com
1st Wed. of each month at Twp. Bldg.,1096 Fredonia Rd., Box 69, Hadley, PA 16130, 6:30 PM; Ph. and Fax, 724-253-4300, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
1st & 3rd Mon. of each month at Twp. Bldg., 545 Barkeyville Rd., Grove City, PA, 16127, 7:30 PM; Ph: 724-458-7229, Fax: 724-458-4070, Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Email: email@example.com
2nd Thurs. of each month at Twp. Bldg, , 256 Edgewood Dr. Ext., P.O. Box 108, Transfer, PA, 16154; Ph: 724-646-1134, Fax: 724-646-0479,
1st Wed. of each month at Secretary's home, 444 Osborn Rd., Hadley, PA 16130,
7 PM.; Ph: 724-253-2084
1st Mon. of each month at Twp. Bldg., 39 Lake Rd., Hadley, PA. 16130, 7:00 PM; Ph. and Fax: 724-253-3361: Office Hours: By appointment only.
1st Tues. of each month at Twp. Bldg., 3086 Sandy Lake-Grove City Rd., Sandy Lake, PA 16145, 7:30 PM; PH: 724-376-2213, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2nd Mon. of each month at Twp. Bldg., 3439 Hubbard-Middlesex Rd., West Middlesex, PA 16159, 6:30 PM; Ph: 724-528-9571, Fax: 724-528-4770. Hrs: 8 AM-4 PM.
2nd Tues. of each month at Twp. Bldg., 3483 Tamarack Dr., Sharpsville, PA, 16150, 7 PM; Ph: 724-962-7856, Fax: 724-962-2141,
1st Mon. of each month at Twp. Bldg., 1791 Perry Hwy., Volant, PA 16156, at 7:30 PM except Aug. & Sept., then 1st Tues; 2nd monthly meeting on the 3rd Mon. of each month at 9 AM as needed; Ph: 724-748-4999, Fax: 724-748-4439, Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM- 3:30 PM, Email: email@example.com;
1st Mon. of each month at Twp. Bldg., 359 Groover Rd., Greenville, PA 16125,
5 PM; Ph: 724-588-4143, Fax: 724-588-9445, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2nd Tues. of each month at Twp. Bldg., 610 Vernon Rd., Greenville, PA 16125,
8 AM; Ph: 724-588-2082, Fax: 724-588-2621, Email: email@example.com
2nd Wed. of each month at Twp. Bldg., Auction Rd., New Wilmington, PA 16142, 7:30 PM; Ph: 724-946-8074, Fax: 724-946-2903; Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8 AM to Noon.
2nd Mon. of each month at Twp. Bldg., 851 Centertown Rd., Grove City, PA 16127, 7 PM; Ph: 814-786-8102
1st Wed. of each month at Twp. Bldg., 739 Kilgore Rd., Jackson Center, PA 16133, 7:30 PM; Ph: 814-786-9342, Fax: 814-786-8867
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