Ballot printing error being corrected

The Susquehanna County Courthouse was built in the Greek Revival style – one of the architectural styles prominent in the Montrose Historic District which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2011. STAFF PHOTO/STACI WILSON

A printing error cut off the last name of a candidate on the November ballot, causing concern for some county residents.

The last name of candidate for Lieutenant Governor Carrie Lewis DelRosso – running on the ticket with Republican gubernatorial nominee Doug Mastriano – was left off the ballot, according to visitors at the county commissioners’ meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 12.

Commissioner Elizabeth Arnold said that the ballots had been reviewed and “were fine on our end,” but an error occurred in the printing.

“Why is it in the purview of the printer to eliminate a name?” questioned one audience member, and later added that the election board – comprised of the three commissioners – should have caught the error.

Arnold said the printing company has been contacted about the error and that the company is reprinting those ballots.

The commissioners approved a contract with Strollo Architects for a needs, space and condition assessment of the Susquehanna County Correctional Facility, at a cost not to exceed $40,000.

The commissioners also approved the following:

*an addendum with Zito Business to perform conduit work and repair, at a cost not to exceed $7,775;

*a memorandum of understanding between the District Attorney’s office and the Blue Ridge School District for the school resource officer program and funding, effective for the 2022-23 school year;

*appointment of Loren Stone to the Susquehanna County Economic Development Advisory Board, effective through Dec. 31;

*accepted the resignation of Bradley Ellsworth from the position of Director of 911, effective Oct. 7;

*appointment of Ryan Tator to the position of Acting Director of 911/Public Safety and GIS Database Analyst, effective Oct. 3;

*transfer of John Karakash from the position of Corrections Sergeant/Shift Commander to the position of Deputy Warden, effective Oct. 11;

*transfer of Michelle Collett from the position of Corrections Officer to Corrections Sergeant/Shift Commander, effective Oct. 10;

*approved federally required Fair Housing resolutions;

The following proclamations were also issued by the commissioners:

*October 17-22 as National Business Women’s Week;

*October 24 as World Polio Day;

*proclaiming Susquehanna County support for Operation Green Light for Veterans.

Commissioner Alan Hall participated in the meeting via telephone.

The Susquehanna County Commissioners meet on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, at 9 a.m., in the meeting room of the Courthouse, Lake Ave., Montrose. Salary board, election board, and retirement board meetings are held, as needed, at those times.

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