The office of county treasurer, held by Republican Chris Bender, is the one full-time county office up for election. The position pays $54,107 this year, according to county salary figures.
Because there is one Republican and one Democratic jury commissioner, the winners will be decided in the primary. Allen V. Twigg is the Republican jury commissioner and Rowe B. Byers is the Democrat. The positions pays $11,385 a year.
The six-year terms of district justices Gary L. Carter in Chambersburg, Larry G. Pentz in Waynesboro, Pa., Shirley Shatzer in Greencastle, Pa., and David E. Hawbaker in Mercersburg, Pa., all expire at the end of this year. District justices' salaries are $64,669 this year, according to the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts.
Five of the 10 borough council seats in Chambersburg are up for election, four each in Greencastle, Pa., Mercersburg, and Waynesboro, two in Orrstown, Pa., and one seat in the Franklin County part of Shippensburg.
All seven borough council seats in Mont Alto are up for election, according to Borough Secretary Patricia Kocek. Three of those council seats normally would not be decided until 2007, but are filled by appointees who have to be elected to fill out the remainder of those terms, she said.
Byers said all 22 municipalities will have assessor positions on the ballot, but people rarely run for the office. Nancy Holmes of Letterkenny Township is the only municipal assessor in the county.
"It doesn't pay very much and I think that's why people don't bother with it," said Holmes. She said her primary duties are assessing mobile homes for tax purposes.
District Justice and school board candidates may crossfile to run for nominations in both parties, according to state election law. While a district justice candidate can personally circulate both Democratic and Republican petitions, school board candidates can only circulate the one for the party with which they are registered, Byers said.
School board candidates wishing to crossfile will have to find someone from the other party to circulate their petitions, she said.
To file for a county office, the candidate must get 100 signatures of registered voters and pay a $100 filing fee, Byers said. A district justice candidate needs 100 signatures on each party petition and pays a $50 filing fee for each.
Candidates for borough council, township supervisor, school board seats and other municipal offices need 10 signatures, but state law no longer requires they pay a filing fee, Byers said.