The Adams County Elections & Voter Registration Office has wrapped up its work administering and counting the votes from last Tuesday’s primary election.
Elections Office Director, Angie Crouse, said the work had included counting write-in votes and closing and then reopening the canvassing procedure to recount mail-in ballots for people who had not signed or dated their submissions. This work was done in relationship to a lawsuit that may require additional ballots to be counted. Crouse said the team found 8 unsigned and 9 undated ballots.
Crouse said the overall primary election turnout of 40 percent was higher than expected, including 42 percent of registered Republicans and 36 percent of registered Democrats.
A total of 23,890 ballots were cast; 70 percent by Republicans and 30 percent by Democrats.
23 percent of the ballots (5,592) were mail-in. Democrats voted to a greater extent by mail (51 percent) than Republicans (12 percent)
Democratic senatorial candidate John Fetterman took 80 percent of the Adams County vote and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro (running unopposed) took 98 percent.
For the lieutenant governor spot, Democrat Austin Davis won 60 percent of the Adams vote.
Democratic candidate Marty Qually, who ran as a write-in candidate for Representative in the General Assembly 91st District, received 811 votes, enough to put him on the fall ballot against incumbent Dan Moul.
Mark Critz, who ran as the Democratic write-in candidate for Representative in Congress 13th District received 672 votes. Critz will likely make the fall ballot as he needs 1,000 votes across his districts to be on the ballot against Republican incumbent Torren Ecker.
On the Republican side, senatorial front-runners Mehmet Oz and Dave McCormick took 32 percent and 26 percent respectively.
Local state senator Doug Mastriano pulled in 67 percent of the gubernatorial vote while Lt. Gov candidate Jeff Coleman received 23 percent of the vote and Carrie Lewis DelRosso drew 22 percent.
For representative in the U.S Congress, incumbent Republican John Joyce received 99 percent of the vote and will run unopposed in the fall election.
Incumbent Dan Moul, candidate for Representative in the General Assembly 91st District received 98 percent of the votes cast and Torren Ecker, Republican candidate for Representative in the 193rd district in the PA state assembly received 99 percent of the votes.
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The 2022 U.S. midterm elections will be held on Tuesday, November 8. All 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 seats in the Senate will be contested.