Several offices open in Forest County

A number of positions are open in Forest County for the Primary Election on Tuesday, May 21.

Forest County Director of Elections and Voter Registrar Jean Ann Hitchcock said Barnett Township has no one running for the judge of elections and inspector of elections positions.

Other open positions in Forest County include:

Hickory Township, two inspectors of elections, one from each party.

Howe Township, two inspectors of elections, one from each party.

Jenks Township, one inspector of elections for the Republican Party.

The Judge of Elections positions pays $110 for the day, and the Minority and Majority Inspector both receive $80 for the day.

In order to get on the ballot in the November election, candidates will need to have a minimum of ten write-ins of their party. The candidate with the most votes in the same party will be placed on the ballot.

There is also change in the polling place in Green Township from the Grange Hall to the Green Township Building, 765 Nebraska Rd., Tionesta.

“It’s more than what we normally have open; we have some people who want to retire,” Hitchcock said.