Several weeks ago, Judge Fredric Ammerman of the Clearfield County Court of Common Pleas issued an order granting the request by several citizens of Bradford Township, supported by the Bradford Township Supervisors, to change the voting precinct boundaries in Bradford Township.
Once the order was issued, the Clearfield County Board of Elections accepted the order and map, then, as required by law, submitted the information to the Pennsylvania Department of State for review.
In a press release, the board stated:
“As of Monday, April 15, the Pennsylvania Department of State has not yet notified Clearfield County of their acceptance or rejection of the changes requested by the citizens of Bradford Township and granted by Judge Ammerman.
“As it is necessary for the Clearfield County Election and Voter Registration Office to prepare for the May 21 Municipal Primary Election, there will not be sufficient time for the county to mail legal notification to all impacted voters.
“Therefore, the precinct boundary changes will not be implemented until the November general election – pending notification of acceptance by the Pennsylvania Department of State.
“For the May 21 Municipal Primary Election, registered voters in Bradford Township should report to vote at the same precinct where they voted for the November of 2018 general election.”