General election takes place Nov. 3


Oct. 26, 2015

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Although the Nov. 3 general election doesn't have the appeal of a presidential election, officials at the Butler County Bureau of Elections say there are still key local issues to be decided.

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In both Slippery Rock Borough and Slippery Rock Township, voters will elect three justices of the Supreme Court, a judge of the Superior Court, a judge of the Commonwealth Court and entire new board of county commissioners. Current Republican Commissioners William McCarrier and Dale Pinkerton chose not to seek re-election, and current Democratic Commissioner James Eckstein was defeated in the primary. Voters will have five candidates from which to choose two.

In races for the county treasurer, prothonotary, recorder of deeds, register of wills, district attorney and district judge only one candidate appears on the ballot, although election officials are quick to point out, you can always write-in a name for the position. Voters in both areas will also be asked if Timothy McCune should be retained for an additional term as judge of the Court of Common Pleas, 50th Judicial District.

Voters in Slippery Rock Township will also be electing two school directors, one six-year supervisor and a six-year auditor.

In Slippery Rock Borough, voters will be asked to elect four, four-year council members, two school directors and a constable, a position for which no candidate is listed on the ballot.

Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Voters in Slippery Rock Borough vote at the Slippery Rock Community Recreation Center, 320 N. Main St. Voters in Slippery Rock Township vote at the Township Community Building at the corner of Branchton and Harmony.

Because SRU is split between the Borough and the Township, election officials encourage voters to check with their office at 724.284.5308 to make sure you are voting at the correct poll location.

To view a sample ballot for Slippery Rock Township and the Borough visit:

If you are not yet registered to vote, it's too to late do so for this election. Registration closes 30 days prior to every primary and general election.

Officials note there are numerous ways to register to vote, including a new online option. For information about registering online, visit:

Or, to review all your options, visit:

The county is always looking for poll workers, officials said. Poll workers are completely trained in all aspects of the election process including the operation of the voting equipment. Duties include being at the polling place from 6-6:30 a.m. to approximately 8:30 or 9 p.m. on Election Day, twice a year. Poll workers are reimbursed for their time at the polls and are paid between $130 and $155 per day depending on the position. Anyone interested in serving as a poll worker should call Butler County Bureau of Elections at 724.284.5308.