February 01, 2023

Candidate Packets To Run For Local Offices Now Available

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – Candidate packets are now available to be picked up in the Franklin County Commissioners’ Office between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. Please note: the Commissioners’ Office is located in the Franklin County Administration Building, 272 N. Second St., Chambersburg, at the intersection of North Second and Grant streets in Chambersburg.


Offices up for election this year include county commissioners, clerk of courts, controller, coroner, district attorney, prothonotary, register and recorder, sheriff, magisterial district judges #39-2-01, #39-3-02, #39-3-05 and #39-3-06, township supervisors, auditors, councilpersons and school directors.


The first day to circulate a nomination petition to have a name placed on the Municipal Primary ballot is Feb. 14 and the last day to file a petition with the Commissioners’ Office for any of these local offices is March 7 at 4:30 p.m. Those candidates that file a nomination petition by the deadline will have their names placed on the May 16 Municipal Primary ballot.


A copy of the Information for Candidates handout, which gives detailed instructions on running for public office, including the number of signatures required for each office as well as filing fees, is available on the county’s website, www.franklincountypa.gov under Voter & Election Information/ Candidate Election Information. Information on qualifications, duties and responsibilities of various elected offices can be found at www.NewPA.com under Local Government – Publications & Documents - Library.


Questions about running for public office should be directed to the Franklin County Election Board at (717) 261-3810.


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