Specimen (sample) ballots for the Nov. 8th election are now online
Posted: 23 October 2016 07:55 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Specimen ballots for York County are available for the general election (Nov. 8) as well as the location of the polls for each Borough and Township (in case you’re not sure where to go to vote).  If you want to see what and who will be on the ballot on Nov. 8th, go to https://yorkcountypa.gov/voting-elections/2016-elec-info.html

One proposed Constitutional amendment will be on the ballot:
“Shall the Pennsylvania Constitution be amended to require that justices of the Supreme Court, judges, and magisterial district judges be retired on the last day of the calendar year in which they attain the age of 75 years?”

Initially, this proposal was to be on the primary ballot in April, but the Senate adopted House Resolution 783, which moved the ballot question from the April primary election to the November general election to provide time to clarify and simplify the language that would appear on the ballot. 

I think the original question was much more informative.  Here is how it was worded in April: 
“Shall the Pennsylvania Constitution be amended to require that justices of the Supreme Court, judges and justices of the peace (known as magisterial district judges) be retired on the last day of the calendar year in which they attain the age of 75, instead of the current requirement that they be retired on the last day of the calendar year in which they attain the age of 70?”

· The amendment to the mandatory retirement age would be applicable to all judges and justices in the Commonwealth, including the justices of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, judges of the Commonwealth Court, Superior Court, county court of common pleas, community courts, municipal courts in the City of Philadelphia, and magisterial district judges.

Please be informed about the candidates when you go to the polls.  Know who you are voting for and how they stand on the issues.  In some countries, people are literally dying to be able to cast a ballot and make a difference.  You should vote because it’s your right, a great freedom and because you can.  If you don’t vote, you may wake up one day in a country where you can’t.

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