Franklin County Election Board Press Release for the week of April 12, 2021

This is one of several press releases that will be emailed to you weekly concerning the upcoming Municipal Primary Election scheduled for Tuesday, May 18, 2021.   If you have any questions, you can contact the Franklin County Election Board at (717) 261-3810.

Hello Fellow Democrats:

Pennsylvania’s 2021 Election Season Has Begun! 

While it is not a presidential or congressional year it is equally important to all of us as we will be voting for statewide judicial races.  These courts hand down appeal decisions that can help us fight against flawed legislation, discrimination, gerrymandering of our legislative districts and voting rights issues.  

 There are seats open on the following courts:
 PA Supreme Court – 1               Superior Court – 1            Commonwealth Court – 2

Supreme Court:
                           Judge Maria McLaughlin
                                   (endorsed by the PA Democratic Committee)

Superior Court:
Jill Beck
                           Judge Timika Lane
                          Bryan Neft

Commonwealth Court:                          
                          Judge David Spurgeon
                                   (endorsed by the PA Democratic Committee)
                          Amanda Green–Hawkins
                          Judge Lori Dumas
                          Judge Sierra Street

Franklin County Democratic Committee  
P O Box 126                                                                   Facebook: PA Franklin County Democratic
Fayetteville, PA 17222                                                                  Committee

Trish Cordell
PA State Democratic Committee – for Franklin County

PRESS RELEASE                                                                             FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Commissioners’ Office/County Board of Elections
340 North Second St.
Chambersburg, PA 17201

Candidate Packets Now Available

            The 2021 Municipal Primary election season is upon us and the following offices are up for election this year:

                                                            County Treasurer
                                                            Magisterial District Judges #39-3-03 & #39-3-07
                                                            Tax Collectors
                                                            Township Supervisors
                                                           School Directors
                                                           Judges & Inspectors of Election

            If an individual is interested in running for any of the offices up for election this spring, they will need to request a candidates’ packet from the Franklin County Commissioners’ Office located at 340 North Second Street, Chambersburg (across from the Corpus Christi Church) up through February 17th. On February 18th, the Commissioners’ Office will be moving to the Administration Building located at 272 N. Second Street, Chambersburg.  

For all township, borough and school board positions, a minimum of ten signatures of registered voters is required on their nomination petition in order for their name to be placed on the May 18, 2021 Municipal Primary ballot.  There is no filing fee required for most of these offices.  The last day to file a petition with the Commissioners’ Office for any of these offices is March 9th at 4:30 p.m.

            Available on the County’s website ( under the Voter & Elections’ homepage is a copy of the Informational Packet for Candidates which gives detailed instructions on running for public office, a handout entitled “Explanation of Rejected and Challenged Petitions” and a 2021 Election Calendar under the tab titled Candidate Election Information. There is also additional links to information about registering to vote, absentee balloting, voting wards, past election results, campaign finance, etc.

            Information on qualifications, duties and responsibilities of various elected offices can be found at under Local Government Support – Publications/Library.  If an individual has any questions about running for public office, they should contact the Franklin County Election Board at (717) 261-3810.