Despite inclement weather overnight, the election in Franklin County, Pa., got off to a smooth start Tuesday morning.
At around 1:30 p.m., county election officials received a call reporting a power outage at Guilford Township 1's voting precinct. Those voters submit ballots at the Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A generator was en route to the site.
Power was restored by 2:35 p.m.
Deputy Chief Clerk Jean Byers said she received calls with a few questions, but nothing that disrupted the 7 a.m. start to voting.
“We’re getting lots of calls from Independents not understanding why they can’t vote,” Byers said.
In Pennsylvania’s primary elections, only Republicans and Democrats can cast votes for members of their own party. The top vote-getters will proceed to the Nov. 8 municipal election in which school board members, township supervisors, county commissioners and borough council members will be decided.
Polls are open until 8 p.m.
Information about polling places and voter status can be found at www.pavoterservices.state.pa.us or by calling the Voter Registration Office at 717-261-3886 or the Franklin County Election Board at 717-261-3810.