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As election nears, Pa. voter registration office extends hours

September 28, 2000

As election nears, Pa. voter registration office extends hours



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Franklin County Voter Registration Office will be open the next two Saturdays, Sept. 30, and Oct. 7, as the deadline to register for the Nov. 7 general election nears.

The office, in the courthouse at 157 Lincoln Way East, will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each Saturday to accommodate those wishing to register in person, or change their party affiliation, name or address, according to a press release from the office. The deadline to register is Monday, Oct. 10, and all mail-in applications must be postmarked not later than that date.

In addition to the presidential contest between Texas Governor George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore, voters in Franklin County will also be able to cast ballots in races for the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives and the Pennsylvania House and Senate.

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In the U.S. Senate race, incumbent Republican Rick Santorum is running for a second term against the Democratic nominee, U.S. Rep. Ron Klink. U.S. Rep. Bud Shuster is running unopposed for re-election.

Democratic State Rep. Jeff Coy, whose 89th District includes portions of Franklin and Cumberland counties is running for re-election against GOP nominee Kenneth Gill. The county's other two state representatives, Republicans Patrick Fleagle and Allan Egolf, and State Sen. Terry Punt, are all unopposed for re-election.

There are also statewide elections for attorney general, auditor and treasurer.

As of the end of August, there were 70,961 registered voters in the county, according to Voter Registration Office figures. There were 41,024 Republicans, 22,323 Democrats and 7,614 people registered as independents, or with other parties.

Since the last general election in November 1999, 1,983 people have registered as Republicans, according to the figures. Another 990 people registered as Democrats and 705 people registered as independents or with other parties.

Absentee ballot applications for those not able to go to the polls because of absence from their municipality, illness or physical disability, may be obtained from the Voter Registration Office by calling 261-3886, or 261-3887. The last day to apply for an absentee ballot is Tuesday, Oct. 31.

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