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LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS GUIDE BUCKS COUNTY GENERAL ELECTION 2013

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS GUIDE BUCKS COUNTY GENERAL ELECTION 2013

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The non-partisan League of Women Voters Guide, Bucks County, Pa. General Election 2013 includes state, county and local school board and municipal races.
The non-partisan League of Women Voters Guide, Bucks County, Pa. General Election 2013 includes state, county and local school board and municipal races.

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LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS
®
 OF BUCKS COUNTY
CITIZEN EDUCATION FUND
100 Doyle Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 215-230-9986
 – 
Making Democracy Work 
® 
 Grassroots leadership since 1920 
 
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF BUCKS COUNTY CITIZEN EDUCATION FUND NONPARTISAN VOTERS GUIDE Municipal Election November 5, 2013
(C) Copyright 2013 LWVPA
 – 
 CEF
Polls open 7 A.M. to 8 P.M.
This Voters Guide may be taken into the voting booth.
FOR ELECTION INFORMATION
Contact your county Board of Elections. The League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania Citizen Information Center also provides election information. CALL TOLL FREE: 1-800-692-7281
ABOUT THIS GUIDE
The material in this Guide was compiled by the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania-Citizen Education Fund. This material may not be altered or reprinted without the permission of the League. Each candidate's reply has been printed as submitted, except to use standard abbreviations and  by editing from the bottom when a candidate's reply exceeded the word limit. The candidates listed are those whose names appear on the ballot as of September 26, 2013. They are listed according to their  ballot orde
r. Additional information about judicial candidates and voter information including “Polling Place Lookup” can be found by going to 
www.smartvoter.org and typing in your address and zip code. Allegheny, Delaware and Montgomery County residents will see additional information on local candidates at www.smartvoter.org as well.
PURPOSE AND POLICY OF THE LEAGUE
The purpose of the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania-Citizen Education Fund is to promote  political responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government. The League is nonpartisan: it does not support or oppose any political parties or candidates. Nothing in this guide should be construed as an endorsement of any candidate by the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania-Citizen Education Fund.
ABSENTEE VOTING
Registered voters who are ill, disabled, or will be absent from the municipality on Election Day may vote by absentee ballot. Completed applications for civilian absentee ballots must be received by the county Board of Elections by 5 P.M., Tuesday, October 29, 2013. Completed civilian absentee ballots must be received back at the Board of Elections by 5 P.M. on Friday, November 1, 2013. If an emergency arises (unexpected illness or business trip) after the Tuesday application deadline, call your county Board of Elections for information on emergency absentee voting. Proof of emergency may be required. An emergency application and ballot can be obtained and voted by 5 P.M. on Friday,  November 1, 2013. Any disabled voter having questions regarding the accessibility of a polling place should consult the county Board of Elections.
 
 
WRITE-IN VOTING
Information for write-in voting will be available at the polling place.
ELECTION DAY PROBLEMS
If your right to vote is challenged at the polls on Election Day and the problem cannot be resolved at the  polling place, the judge of elections at the polling place should telephone the county Board of Elections. The problem could be resolved by phone if your name appears on the county records. If it does not and you want to try to resolve the problem, then you can go in person to the county Board of Elections where a judge from the Court of Common Pleas will be on duty to resolve election problems. Alternatively you can ask for and vote by provisional ballot. If it is later determined that you were eligible to vote your ballot will be counted. You will be given instructions on how to determine if your vote was counted. Problems at the polls can be reported to the PA Department of State at www.votespa.com and to the Election Protection Hotline, 1-866-OurVote or  www.866ourvote.org.  Forms for voter absentee ballots, emergency absentee ballots and alternative ballots can be downloaded from the Resource Center at www.votespa.com. 
IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR NEW VOTERS
 
If you’re voting for the first time in an upcoming election, the infor 
mation below can help you ensure
you’re prepared once you arrive at the polls. All voters who appear at a polling place for the first time
must show proof of identification. Approved forms of photo identification include:
Pennsylvania driver’s license or P
ennDOT ID card ID issued by any Commonwealth agency ID issued by the U.S. Government U.S. passport U.S. Armed Forces ID Student ID Employee ID If you do not have a photo ID, you can use a non-photo identification that includes your name and address. Approved forms of non-photo identification include: Confirmation issued by the County Voter Registration Office  Non-photo ID issued by the Commonwealth  Non-photo ID issued by the U.S. Government Firearm permit Current utility bill Current bank statement Current paycheck Government check If you do not have any acceptable ID then you must be allowed to vote by provisional ballot. If you are a registered, long time voter, you do NOT have to show an ID.
ON-LINE VOTERS GUIDE
The Voters Guide and other useful information for voters can be found on the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania homepage: www.palwv.org. It is also posted on the League of Women Voters of Bucks County website, www.lwvbucks.org (go to the Voters Guide Page).
*CERTIFICATION NOTE*
As of the publication date of this guide, the slate of candidates listed below is accurate based upon the
Pennsylvania Department of State’s Bureau
of Elections unofficial ballot.
 
 
 JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT
JOB DESCRIPTION
The Superior Court was established in 1895. It is one of Pennsylvania's two statewide intermediate appellate courts. The Superior Court is often the final arbiter of legal disputes. The Supreme Court may grant a petition to review a decision of the Superior Court, but most petitions are denied and the ruling of the Superior Court stands. Cases are usually heard by panels of three judges sitting in Philadelphia, Harrisburg or Pittsburgh, but may also be heard
en banc
 by nine judges. The Superior Court often travels to locations throughout Pennsylvania to hear cases and is responsible for: Appeals in criminal and most civil cases from the Courts of Common Pleas Appeals on matters involving children and families The Superior Court consists of 15 judges who serve 10-year terms. The president judge of Superior Court is elected to a five-year term by his or her colleagues.
Term: 10 years
 — 
Salary: $188,337 (Vote for 1) 
Victor P. Stabile (Republican)
 
Home address: Carlisle, PA Campaign Website: vicstabile.com Date of Birth: September 14, 1957 Candidate for: Superior Court of PA EDUCATION:1982, Dickinson School of Law, J.D., Law Review 1979, SUNY Stonybrook,
cum laude,
 B.A. CURRENT OCCUPATION: Partner and managing member 
 – 
 Dilworth Paxson LLP, Harrisburg, PA QUALIFICATIONS FOR THIS OFFICE: Over 30 years of significant trial and appellate experience, former Appellate Judicial Clerk, Former Deputy Attorney General, recognized for exemplary community and pro bono work.
QUESTION:
 Because of some public concern about the amount of money being spent on statewide  judicial elections, would you support an amendment to the Pennsylvania Constitution changing the method of selecting statewide judges to a merit selection process? Why or why not?
ANSWER:
 I have been involved in both the election and merit selection of judges. While election may depend heavily on funding, merit selection may eliminate qualified candidates for political reasons.  Neither system is a panacea. Some combination of the best parts of each system that enables the best qualified candidates to be selected by the citizens of Pennsylvania and provides a method for fair and accessible competition would, in my opinion, improve the current system of judicial selection.
 Jack McVay, Jr. (Democrat)
 
Home address
, Pittsburgh, PA 15232 Business address: Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, Pittsburgh, PA Email address mcvayforsuperiorcourt@gmail.com Date of Birth: June 28, 1956 Candidate for: Superior Court Judge EDUCATION: Duquesne University School of Pharmacy
 – 
 Bachelor of Science 1980 University of Pittsburgh
 – 
 summer classes Duquesne University School of Law - Juris Doctorate 1984 CURRENT OCCUPATION: Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge, Family Division

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