Primary Elections Today
Today is primary election day in the State of Pennsylvania. Most elections taking place are for local candidates and will determine the nominees for each party who will run for Sheriff, Judgeships, County Commissioners, City Council, and School Board, among others. Polling places open at 7AM and will remain open until 8PM, and anybody who is in line to vote before the cutoff will still be allowed to cast a ballot. If you are voting at a new polling station you must provide identification which can be in the form of a State or Federally Issued Photo Identification Card or Student ID; if you cannot provide photographic identification you may provide a current utility bill, firearm permit, bank statement, or official check that contains both your full name and address. You can find more information at votespa.com and can report any voting related problems to the PA Department of State at (877)868-3772.
Man Suspected of DUI
An unidentified Franklin man was arrested under suspicion of DUI after crashing his Ford Escape Sunday night. The man was traveling through Venango County’s Jackson Township along Highway 427 when he left the road, drove up an embankment, and collided with a utility pole and a fence.
PA is RealID Compliant
The United States Department of Homeland Security confirmed yesterday that Pennsylvania is now officially compliant with Federal RealID standards. RealID compliant licenses are optional in Pennsylvania but will be required to get a passport, take a domestic flight, or enter certain federal buildings by October of 2020. Visit penndot.gov/REALID for information on RealID.