This past week the state held its primary election. There were new voting machines and COVID-19 precautions included hand sanitizers, social distancing concerns and more than ever mail-in-ballots. But many in Venango County performed their constitutional duty by voting Tuesday. The courthouse annex was a busy place after 8 p.m. when poll workers returned with their materials and the votes to be counted.
Sabrina Backer, Venango County's Chief clerk, county administrator and director of elections gets ready to post the voting machine totals Tuesday night. The results of the primary, which consisted of virtually uncontested party races, won't be know until all the absentee and mail-in ballots are recorded.
Bill Pippin returns the hand-sanitizers, now a part of the election poll materials, to a box for storage until the supplies are needed again for the November elections.
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