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Franklin County election briefs

September 12, 2008

Largest voting area in Franklin County split



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Franklin County's largest precinct, Southampton-Mount Rock, is being split in two in time for the Nov. 4 election.

In the April 22 primary, there were 3,206 registered voters in the district to the west of Shippensburg, Pa. On Tuesday President Judge John Walker signed a court order approving the split, said county solicitor Shawn Meyers.

"The room is not large enough to accommodate the large number of voters expected in the upcoming presidential election," Deputy Chief Clerk Jean Byers said of the polling place for Southampton-Mount Rock.

Mount Rock voters will still go to the Southampton Township Municipal Building at 705 Municipal Drive. The polling place for the newly created Southampton-East District is the Living Faith Chapel, 8770 Possum Hollow Road, according to the Voter Registration Office.

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The district will be split along the Olde Scotland, Mount Rock and Rice roads, a section of Molly Pitcher Highway and Clearfield Road. To the west of that line will be the new Mount Rock precinct. East of the line will be the Southampton-East District.

All Southampton-East District voters will be receiving new voter identification cards which will also include the address of the new polling place, according to the Voter Registration Office.




Franklin County GOP holds corn rally



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Franklin County Republican Committee will hold its 52nd annual Corn Soup Rally at the Marion Festival Grounds on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.

Scheduled speakers include Attorney General Tom Corbett, U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster and state Rep Todd Rock.

Political literature, signs and bumper stickers will be available.

Corn soup will be served along with burgers, hot dogs, hot sausage and fries. There will be music all day, games for the kids, and prize awards every hour.

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