Coroner, treasurer not up for election

From staff reports

The treasurer and coroner are not up for election in Clinton County in 2019.

A story in Wednesday’s edition was incorrect in listing these two offices as open in the primary and general elections this year. The Express made the error and apologizes.

“The position of treasurer and Coroner are four year terms but they are on a different cycle than the other county row offices,” county Voter Registrar Maria Boileau told the newspaper. “The schedule changed in 1945 for the coroner and 1949 for the treasurer.”

Those positions go on the ballots in 2021.

Currently serving are Michelle Kunes as county treasurer and Zach Hanna as coroner.

Other row offices in Clinton County — sheriff, prothonotary, register-recorder and the three auditor seats — are all open for election this year.

So are the positions of commissioner — all three seats — along with district attorney.

Boileau said a complete list of municipal offices up for election this year will be available in early February.

She said those seeking office, whether incumbents or challengers, may contact her office at 570-893-4019 with any questions about petitions, deadlines or other issues.

Those wishing to get their name on the primary election ballot may begin the process on Feb. 19, the first day to circulate and file nomination petitions. The last day to circulate and file nomination petitions is March 12.

For those not registered to vote in the primary, April 22 is the last day to register to vote and May 14 is the last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot.

The spring Primary Election is May 21.

All of these forms are available at the Clinton County Voter Registrations and Elections Office in the county’s Piper Building.

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