2019 Election, Nov 5th
What's on the Ballot for Perkasie, Sellersville, E/W Rockhill?
Pennridge Area Ballot Breakdown
Register of Wills
Clerk of Courts
*All three Bucks County commissioners are up for election, but you can only vote for two.
Constitutional Amendment for
3 Council Seats (at large)
1 Ward1 Council Seat
2 Ward2 Council Seats
1 Ward3 Countil Seat
0 Supreme; 0 retention
0 Commonwealth + 2 retention
2 Superior (contested) + 3 retention
3 Court of Common Pleas
* A retention election means that a sitting judge is asking for another 10 year term. There is no opponent in a retention election.
Pennridge Municipal and School Board
There are several competetive local races in the Pennridge area this year.
There are five seats open for the School Board. The candidates on the Democratic ticket are running a united campaign called "One Pennridge". The candidates on the Republican ticket are also running a united campaign called "Pennridge First".
West Rockhill and East Rockhill both have contested races for thier respective Supervisor elections. David Collingwood is a very strong candidate challenging Don DuVall in West Rockhill and Gary Volovnik has been a strong supervisor for many years.
Niether Perkasie nor Sellersville have competetive races for the borough seats. There could be an independent that registers or a write-in campaign but those will be long-shot races.
Bucks County Commissioner & Row Officers
The elections at the county level are extremely competetive and exciting. Bucks county is governed by three Commissioners. Every four years, all three of those seats are open for election. Each party can only have up to 2 representatives on the board. The Democrats have two very strong candides for commissioner this year.
State and County Judgeships
The above candidate list information is from the Buck County Election Office's Unofficial Candidate List. You can download the PDF list here.
There is one Ballot Measure on the November 5th ballot in 2019. This measure is called "Crime Victim Rights (Marsy's Law)", and it reads:
Shall the Pennsylvania Constitution be amended to grant certain rights to crime victims, including to be treated with fairness, respect and dignity; considering their safety in bail proceedings; timely notice and opportunity to take part in public proceedings; reasonable protection from the accused; right to refuse discovery requests made by the accused; restitution and return of property; proceedings free from delay; and to be informed of these rights, so they can enforce them?
The "Plain English Statement of Attorney General" goes into greater depth about what this ballot question means, including what specific rights would exist for victims. It is definitely worth the read.
The table below lists the current office holders for the municipal and school board in the Pennridge area. The office holders highlighted below are up for election this year (2019).