Do you think YOU could run government better? Candidate applications available NOW in Franklin Co.

01 February 2023- Candidate packets are now available to be picked up in the Franklin County Commissioners’ Office between the hours of 8:30 am. – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday.  Please note:  the Commissioners’ Office is located in the Franklin County Administration Building, 272 North Second Street, Chambersburg which is at the intersection of North Second and Grant Street in Chambersburg.

Offices up for election this year include County Commissioners, Clerk of Courts, Controller, Coroner, District Attorney, Prothonotary, Register & Recorder, Sheriff, Magisterial District Judges #39-2-01, #39-3-02, #39-3-05 and #39-3-06, Township Supervisors, Auditors, Councilpersons, and School Directors.

The first day to circulate a nomination petition to have a name placed on the Municipal Primary ballot is February 14th and the last day to file a petition with the Commissioners’ Office for any of these local offices is March 7th at 4:30 p.m.  Those candidates that file a nomination petition by the deadline will have their name placed on the May 16, 2023 Municipal Primary ballot.

The County’s website ( – Voter & Election Information/ Candidate Election Information) includes a copy of the Information for Candidates handout which gives detailed instructions on running for public office, including the number of signatures required for each office as well as filing fees.  Information on qualifications, duties and responsibilities of various elected offices can be found at under Local Government – Publications & Documents – Library.

If an individual has any questions about running for public office, they should contact the Franklin County Election Board at (717) 261-3810.