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Township Supervisor Borough Council

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BOROUGH

GRADE LEVEL / YEAR

DREAM : FUTURE ARTIST

These local elected officials represent citizens in governing their municipalities.  These are not full-time positions; they involve evening meetings.    

March

November

August

The # of signatures you need is 2% of the highest vote total for any one candidate in the last municipal election.  Signers must be eligible to vote for you; they can be from any political party.  

TOWNSHIP

Running for

PA has 1,454 townships and 939 boroughs.  All will hold municipal elections in 2019.  Not all seats will be open.

Must have been resident in borough or township for at least a year

Must be registered as a Green 30 days before the primary

May not hold other elective office

Make policy decisions

Enact legislation

Borrow money

Levy taxes

Oversee provision of public services

Attend meetings at least twice a month

Be available to citizens

Annual salary is capped & ranges from $1875 - $5000

Terms: 6 years for township supervisor; 4 years for township commissioner & borough councillor

Election Day

A brief campaign finance statement must be filed with the county even if no expenses are incurred. Expenses over $250 must be itemized and regularly reported.

Greens do not run in the April primary, only in the November general election.

Circulate nominating papers

Campaign

Find out if there will be an opening in your voting area; attend a meeting to observe.

Not sure if you live in a township or  a borough? Click on the icon at right to find your municipality!

ELIGIBILITY

DUTIES

HOURS & PAY

Regulate land use

Must file financial statement

TIMELINE

December

Jan - Feb

Form an election committee (you will need a chair & a treasurer); develop your theme, message & strategy

Research

Prepare

COMMISSIONER

COUNCIL,

SUPERVISOR

or

TOWNSHIP