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February 12, 2013

You can get nomination petitions next week

NEW CASTLE — If you want to run for office in the May primary, you can pick up nomination petitions beginning Feb. 19.

That also is the first day candidates can begin circulating petitions, according to Lawrence County elections director Ed Allison.

The filing deadline for petitions is March 12.

Voters will elect candidates to county, municipal and school board seats this year.

The county offices of district attorney, sheriff and register and recorder will be on the May 21 ballot.

In New Castle, voters will elect three candidates to city council — two to four-year terms and one to a two-year term — and a treasurer.

Supervisors will be elected in the townships and mayors and council members will be elected in the boroughs.

Voters also will elect tax collectors and auditors in those municipalities.

In each of the county’s eight school districts, four seats will be filled.

In addition, voters will elect district judges in two magisterial districts. The terms of Melissa A. Amodie and Scott A. McGrath expire this year.

Allison said the offices of all judges and inspectors of elections in all of the county’s precincts also will be on this year’s ballot.

The deadline to register to vote is April 22 and the last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot is May 14.

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