The much talked about “Mid Term” elections are upon us. This Tuesday, November 6, registered voters will have an opportunity to decide the composition of Congress, and on the state level, who will run Pennsylvania the next four years and who will represent us.

WAYNE & PIKE - The much talked about “Mid Term” elections are upon us. This Tuesday, November 6, registered voters will have an opportunity to decide the composition of Congress, and on the state level, who will run Pennsylvania the next four years and who will represent us.

Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

Note: If you are voting in Pennsylvania for the first time or if you are voting at a new polling place, you bring a photo or non-photo I.D.

Registration increase

Wayne County, Pa. has 32,795 registered voters. These include 9,634 Democrat, 17,889 Republican; 70 Green; 194 Libertarian and 5,008 “other.”

Pike County, Pa. has 42,396 registered voters. These include 14,540 Democrat; 18,759 Republican; 72 Green; 300 Libertarian and 8,725 “other.”

Registrations are up by about 500 in Wayne County and around 1,000 in Pike County over the spring primary. Cindy Furman, director of elections in Wayne County and Nadeen Manzoni, who heads the Elections Office in Pike, each said that the increase in numbers is fairly evenly spread among parties.

There are no municipal races this time around. Voters of any party can choose whomever they prefer. If you are Democrat, Republican, Green or Libertarian, you have the option to vote “straight party” or split your ballot and vote for individual candidates.

Who’s on the ballot?

Those on the November 6, 2018 ballot are listed below. The only difference on the ballots in Wayne and Pike Counties is the ballot choices for state representative. Depending on where you live, you are either in the 111th, 139th or 189th District.

Also note, the Congressional district that includes Wayne and Pike Counties is now the 8th District rather than the 10th.

On this list, D = Democrat; R = Republican; G = Green and L = Libertarian.

An asterisk (*) has placed next to those currently holding the office.

UNITED STATES SENATOR

Bob Casey, Jr. (D)*

Lou Barletta (R)

Neal Gale (G)

Dale R. Kerns, Jr. (L)

Write in _____

GOVERNOR and LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

Tom Wolf, Governor*/ John Fetterman, Lt. Governor (D)

Scott R. Wagner, Governor/ Jeff Bartos, Lt. Governor (R)

Paul Glover, Governor/ Jocolyn Bowser-Bostick, Lt. Governor (G)

Ken V. Krawchuk, Governor/ Kathleen S. Smith, Lt. Governor (L)

Write in ____

REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS 8TH DISTRICT

Matt Cartwright (D)

John Chrin (R)

Write in _____

SENATOR IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 20TH DISTRICT

Lisa Baker (R)*

John J. Sweeney (G)

Write in _____

REPRESENTATIVE IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

111TH DISTRICT

Becky Kerr-Kinney (D)

Jonathan Fritz (R)*

Write in _____

139TH DISTRICT

Orlando Marrero (D)

Mike Peifer (R)*

Write in _____

189TH DISTRICT

Adam Rodriguez (D)

Rosemary Brown (R)*.