The Erie County Board of Elections wants running for office to be as simple as possible. Today, it hosted its annual Candidate Forum.
The workshop is geared towards candidates running for office and people thinking about running. Those in attendance can learn about the process, pick up nominating petitions and get their questions answered by the clerk of elections.
Doug Smith, Erie County Clerk of Elections, tells us, “Running for office isn’t easy. If you’ve never done it, it’s hard to appreciate the amount of detail and the different legal aspects that come into play and it’s easy to make a mistake. Sometimes, those mistakes are fatal to somebody’s ability to get on the ballot.”
There are several local offices on the ballot this year.
Offices on the ballot this year include: District Attorney, County Council, County Coroner, County Controller, Erie City Council, Erie City Treasurer, 1-1 & 1-2 City of Erie Magisterial District Judge, City of Corry Council, Corry Treasurer; some School Board Directors, Township Supervisors, Borough Council, and Auditors.