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This post is for the May 2019 Adams County Primary Election. 

Please click here for the November 2019 Municipal Election Update.

Who is Running for Adams County Offices?

View the ballot you will see on election day.

Where do I vote?

The Adams County municipal primary election is Tuesday, May 21.

May 14 is the last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot.

Registration for the primary closed on April 22.

Here is some information about the election:


Sen. Rich Alloway has announced his retirement, leaving an open seat.

On May 21, there will be a special election to choose who will fill the vacancy through the remainder of his term to the 2020 election.

Candidates are:

Sarah Hammond, Democrat

Doug Mastriano, Republican

The 33rd District covers Adams County, Hanover Borough and West Manheim and Penn townships, most of Franklin County and parts of Cumberland County.


The four-year terms of Jim Martin, Randy Phiel and Marty Qually expire at the end of this year.

Here are the candidates:

Marty Qually, Democrat

Sara Murphy Laird, Democrat

Jim Martin, Republican

David Bolton, Republican

Randy Phiel, Republican

The two candidates from each party with the most votes will then move on to the general election, then the three candidates with the most votes will become the next commissioners.



John Phillips, Republican

Paul Kellett, Democrat


Two seats need to be filled in 2019: Ward 2 and the at-large seat.

Current Slate and Candidates:

Ward 1: One seat up for election (Wesley Heyser, incumbent)

The seat of incumbent Republican Wesley Heyser is up for reelection. Heyser is running unopposed. Contact Heyser at Wesley.Heyser@gmail.com or 717-850-8210.

Not up for reelection (Patricia Lawson, incumbent)

Ward 2: One seat up for election (Chris Berger will not seek reelection)

John Rice (D) is a candidate

Matt Moon (D) is a candidate. Listen to podcast interview with Moon.

Ward 3: One Seat Up for election (John Lawver; Charles Strauss, incumbents)

The seat of incumbent Republican John Lawver is up for reelection. Lawver is running unopposed.

At-large seat: (Current at-large councilmember Susan Naugle will not seek reelection)

Harry Stokes is a candidate

Jake Schindel is a candidate


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