What You Need to Know Before Voting in Today's Election

Candidate profiles, polling locations and more.

Today, November 8, is Election Day -- the day to make your choice for local officials such as school board members who decide how your hard-earned tax dollars will be spent.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Local Races

Nazareth School Board

Nazareth School Board has one open seat for election this year in “Region 1” (Bushkill Township, Tatamy and Palmer Township/Upper, West) and two candidates are running.

Here is one more look at your Nazareth School Board candidates, .


Nazareth Borough Council

has two seats open for election this year in "Ward 2" and three candidates are running.

Here is one more look at your Nazareth Borough Council candidates:


County Races

On the countywide ballot, Republican Northampton County Councilman Michael Dowd is facing a challenge from Robert Werner, a Democrat.

There's also a race for county controller: Steve Barron, the man who's held the job since 2008, is being challenged by Steve Salvesen, a Hanover Township supervisor.

And lastly, voters will be asked if they want to retain county judge Edward Smith.


Where Do I Vote?


  • Nazareth (Ward 1): , 159 W. Center St.
  • Nazareth (Ward 2): (Prospect Street entrance)
  • Nazareth (Ward 3): (Prospect Street entrance)

Upper Nazareth Township

  • Upper Nazareth Township (Eastern District):
  • Upper Nazareth Township (Western District): Joseph Thoder Building, Gracedale

Lower Nazareth Township

  • Lower Nazareth Township (District #1):
  • Lower Nazareth Township (District #2):


  • Stockertown Borough: Stockertown Borough Municipal Building, 209 Main St.


  • Tatamy Borough: Hope Lutheran Church, 240 S. 8th St.

Bushkill Township

  • Bushkill Township (Center District): cafeteria
  • Bushkill Township (Cherry Hill District): cafeteria
  • Bushkill Township (Clearfield District):

Plainfield Township

  • Plainfield Township (Belfast District): Edelman’s Sportsman Club, 474 Sportsman Club Road, Belfast
  • Plainfield Township (Delabole District): St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church, 1440 Verona Drive, West Bangor
  • Plainfield Township (Kesslersville District): Benders Mennonite Church, 975 Benders Church Road
  • Plainfield Township (Church District): St. Peters Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1422 Church Road

Still not sure where you should go to vote? Go to the Pennsylvania Department of State website where you can enter your exact address to find out.

If you encounter any problems at the polls (such as voting machines that malfunction), let us know so we can check into it -- contact Mallory Vough at Mallory.Vough@patch.com or at (610) 390-9770.

Patch will report local election results as soon as they become available. Check back tonight for updates after the polls close.


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