Be prepared when you go to the polls or when you sit down to fill out your mail ballot!
In elections like this one, it can be confusing to know which judges, local officials, and school board candidates to vote for, but these elections can have the most impact on your life! And please remember to use it when you vote by mail or at the polls on November 7!! Voting for the right judges could make the difference for reproductive rights, voter rights, and democracy. Voting for the right school board candidates will help prevent book bans and bullying.
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Democratic Candidates Columbia County Voters will see on the 2023 ballot:
Columbia Countywide Candidates
Luther Black — County Auditor
Brenda Lupini — Register of Wills and Recorder of Deeds
Daniel Lynn — District Attorney
Ed Sanders III — County Commissioner (select 2)
Dave Kovach — County Commissioner (select 2)
Municipal Candidates (Township Offices)
Alice Ertwine — Benton Township Supervisor
Janet Smith — Benton Township Supervisor
Jerry Beishline — Fishingcreek Twp Supervisor
Paula Weatherill — Greenwood Twp Auditor
Frederick Klinger — Hemlock Twp Supervisor
Thomas Runge — Locust Twp Supervisor
Ralph DeFrain — Main Twp Supervisor
Roger Mowery — Mifflin Twp Supervisor
Charles Bennet — Montour Twp Supervisor
Linda Woodward — Montour Twp Supervisor
Kathleen Lynn — Scott Twp Supervisor
Tom O’Keefe — Sugarloaf Twp Supervisor
Municipal Candidates (Council Offices)
Robert Brewington — Benton Borough Council
Jeri Wozniak — Berwick Boro Council
Michelle Boone — Millville Boro Council
Jeffrey Reese — Millville Boro Council
Toni Bell — Bloomsburg Town Council
Jessica Jordan — Bloomsburg Town Council
Jaclyn Kressler — Bloomsburg Town Council
School Board Candidates
Liz O’Keefe — Benton School Board
Matt Yoder — Benton School Board
Kim Piermattei - Benton School Board (write-in candidate)
Nancy Hixson — Berwick School Board
Leah Zwolinski — Berwick School Board
Marc Nespoli — Berwick School Board
Stephanie Andreacci — Bloomsburg School Board
Karen Anselm — Bloomsburg School Board
Eric Miller — Bloomsburg School Board
Bryn Moore — Bloomsburg School Board
Ammon Young — Bloomsburg School Board
Charles Chyko — Central Columbia School Board
Virginia Klingerman — Central Columbia School Board
Eric Raski — Central Columbia School Board
Appellate Court Candidates
Dan McCaffery — Supreme Court
Jill Beck — Superior Court
Timika Lane — Superior Court
Matt Wolf — Commonwealth Court
Dave Kovach is currently serving as County Commissioner (since 2004) and will run for re-election. Voters may select 2 County Commissioner candidates. Full Bio Here
Ed Sanders III is a lifelong resident of Columbia County running for County Commissioner. Voters may select 2 County Commissioner candidates. Full Bio Here
Toni Bell is currently serving on Bloomsburg Town Council and will run for re-election. Bloomsburg voters may select 3 Town Council candidates. Full Bio Here
Jessica Jordan is running for Bloomsburg Town Council. Bloomsburg voters may select 3 Town Council candidates. Full Bio Here
Jaclyn Kressler is running for Bloomsburg Town Council. Bloomsburg voters may select 3 Town Council candidates. Full Bio Here
Luther Black is currently serving as County Auditor and is running for re-election in 2023.
Check your vote by mail status. Just because you were enrolled for VBM (vote by mail) in a previous year does not mean it rolled over - the board of elections would have sent you a post card asking you to opt in again.
Contact 570-389-5640 to update your status, or use the links below to handle it online!
You must be registered to vote before you apply for a mail-in ballot.
Click below to check your voter registration status.
Please keep your voter registration up-to-date with your current address, so you are ready when Democracy needs you!
If you have more detailed questions about vote by mail, here is a comprehensive resource, including FAQ on PA's VBM.
Our Committee screens and vets the information we share with you. We include the website votespa.com among the highest quality resources we can refer you to for voter information. Should you have questions our website leaves unanswered, we encourage you to use their up-to-date resources.
Our committee members are also available to assist you. Please call your local Democratic Committee member
Look up your polling place here: https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/pages/pollingplaceinfo.aspx
Voters DO NOT need to show identification at a polling place they have used to vote previously.
Poll workers will request ID from a person the FIRST time the person votes at THAT SPECIFIC polling location.
In this case voters need either photo identification OR a non-photo identification that contains the voter’s name and address.
Examples of approved identification are below.
Driver’s license or PennDOT ID card
ID issued by Pennsylvania
ID issued by the United States of America
United States of America Passport
United States of America Armed Forces ID
Student or employee’s card
Voter registration card issued by a PA County
Non-photo ID issued by Pennsylvania
Non-photo ID issued by the United States of America
Current utility bill
The new address is North Mountain Fire Company, 991 Elk Grove Rd, Benton.
Sugarloaf residents who previously voted at the Memorial Building, 88 School House Road, should now vote at North Mountain Fire Company.
The new address is Aristes Firehall, 350 Columbia Ave, Aristes, PA 17920. (Ashland)
Centralia residents who previously voted at Centralia Fire Station, 500 Columbia Ave, Aristes, should now vote at Aristes Fire Company.
Polling places will be open for the November 2, 2021 Election.
As provided above, use the address you registered to vote to look your polling place up at PA Voter Services.
The Columbia County Board of Elections can be reached at the County Courthouse by phone 570-389-5640.
Precint-by-precint detail is provided below for your convenience.