SUNBURY — Polling sites in Jordan Township and Northumberland Borough both lost power during a stormy primary election day Tuesday.
Northumberland County Election Bureau Director Alisha Elliot said workers were using flashlights in Jordan Township while the fire company in Northumberland brought in
generators. Her department sent emergency ballots to the locations.
It was otherwise a rather mundane election day, with 9,397 voters, about 18 percent of those registered in the county, casting ballots, including 6,009 Republicans and 3,388 Democrats. The county has 52,206 registered voters, though that includes those from all parties, and the primary involves just Democrats and Republicans.
The only races of note for Northumberland County were those for the 107th and 108th legislative districts. In the 107th, four-termincumbent Republican Kurt Masser won the Republican nomination; he was unopposed. This fall, he’ll face political newcomer Sarah Donnelly, who was unopposed for the Democratic nomination. Both candidates reside in Elysburg.
There were 2,124 votes cast for Masser and 15 write-in votes on the Republican ticket. There were 12 write-ins on the Democratic ticket, and Donnelly had 1,536 votes.
While voters in the 107th Legislative District will have a choice in November, voters from the 108th will likely see only one name on the ballot. Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver ran unopposed on the Republican ticket Tuesday, and Democrats were given no options to send a representative of their party to the General Assembly, apart from 39 write-in votes. Culver is seeking her fifth term in office.