2018 ELECTION CENTRAL
Important Dates & Information
Last day to register to vote before the General: October 9, 2018
Last day to apply for absentee ballot: October 30, 2018
Primary Election day: November 6, 2018
The following positions will be up for election in 2018:
U.S. House of Representatives
PA House Representative
Read below for more information on each position, including the candidates running for election.
Voters in Pennsylvania will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in 2018. Each U.S. Senator serves for a six-year term and there are no term limits.
Democrat Bob Casey, Jr. will be defending his seat, which he has held since 2006.
U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES: 15TH DISTRICT
Each of Pennsylvania's 18 Representatives to the U.S. House will be up for election in 2018. Representative serve a two-year term and there are no term limits.
Clarion County was previously divided into two Congressional Districts (the 3rd and 5th Districts- represented by Mike Kelly and Glenn Thompson respectively). After the PA Supreme Court ruling on February 19, 2018, Clarion County is now part of the new 15th District. The current representative for the 15th District is Glenn Thompson (R).
GOVERNOR & LT. GOVERNOR:
Pennsylvania will hold elections for Governor and Lieutenant governor in 2018. In Pennsylvania, major party candidates for governor and lieutenant governor appear on the same ticket in the general election, but are nominated in separate primary elections.
The Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is an elected constitutional officer, the head of the executive branch and the highest state office in Pennsylvania. The Governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and is limited to two consecutive terms.
The Lieutenant Governor of the State of Pennsylvania is an elected constitutional officer, the second ranking officer of the executive branch and the first officer in line to succeed the Governor of Pennsylvania. The lieutenant governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and is limited to two consecutive terms.
The sitting governor is Tom Wolf, a Democrat elected in 2014. The current lieutenant governor is Mike Stack, a Democrat elected in 2014.
Pennsylvania State Representatives serve two-year terms, with all seats up for election every two years. All 203 House seats are up for election in 2018.
Clarion County is part of the 63rd Legislative District of the House of Representatives (the 63rd also includes part of Armstrong and Forest Counties). Representative Donna Oberlander (Republican) currently represents the 63rd District.
Judge Carolyn Nichols