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Election Day: Voters Head to the Polls Across State College Area

by on November 04, 2014 6:50 AM

The debates, the electioneering and those non-stop TV ads are all coming to an end today.

It's time for the 2014 General Election.

After months of campaigning by candidates of all political stripes, voters will decide a number of races at the local, state and federal level.

In Centre County, all polling places will open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. You won't need an ID to vote unless this is the first time you've voted.

You can locate your polling place by clicking HERE.

Bad weather can sometimes keep people away from the ballot box but that shouldn't be an issue today. AccuWeather is calling for partly sunny skies and a high of 65 degrees.

In Pennsylvania, one of the most important races is the battle for the governor's office. Gov. Tom Corbett (R) is facing a strong challenge from Tom Wolf (D).

In the 5th Congressional District, Rep. Glenn Thompson (R) is looking to win a fourth term in a race against challenger Kerith Strano Taylor (D). 

In Pennsylvania's 77th Legislative District incumbent Scott Conklin (D) is seeking a fifth term. He is opposed by libertarian candidate and Charles Martin.

Kerry Benninghoff (R) is running unopposed for his ninth term in the state house, representing the 171st Legislative District.

Jake Corman (R) is running unopposed for his fifth term representing Pennsylvania’s 34th Senatorial District.

In a referendum vote Patton Township residents are being asked to approve an increase in property taxes so that $3.5 million can be spent to preserve open space.

Be sure to check with StateCollege.com for complete election day coverage. We'll post the election results as soon as they're available.

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Steve Bauer was the Managing Editor of StateCollege.com. Steve and his wife Trina are longtime area residents. They reside in State College along with a wacky Golden Retriever named Izzy.
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