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What offices are up for election in November?

The upcoming election, to be held on Nov. 7, is largely a municipal election.

This means most of the offices that are up for grabs are for things like school board, township supervisor, mayor, magisterial district judge and borough council.

Most of the county’s row offices including clerk of courts, register of wills and prothonotary are up for election.

There are no federal offices on the ballot.

However, judgeships for the state’s Commonwealth, Superior and Supreme courts — the state’s three appellate courts — will be.

In one of the more unusual races this election cycle, incumbent Carlisle Mayor Tim Scott, a Democrat, is being opposed by Republican nominee Scott Robinson.

Robinson, who garnered more than 700 votes in May, was arrested the day of the primary election on charges including burglary and resisting arrest. He has remained in Cumberland County Prison since.

Robinson is still listed as a candidate despite his incarceration, according to county records.

Several events to help constituents get to know the candidates are schedule in Cumberland County.

At 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23, the League of Women Voters of the Carlisle Area will host a Carlisle Borough Council candidates’ forum at Carlisle Borough Hall, 53 W. South St.

Candidates for clerk of courts, register of wills, prothonotary and recorder of deeds will debate at 4 p.m. Oct. 29 at Good Hope Middle School, 451 Skyport Road, Mechanicsburg.

An unofficial candidates listing is available by visiting and look for an election preview in the Nov. 4 edition of The Sentinel.

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