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WEBER APPEAL. (04/19/60)

April 19, 1960

WEBER APPEAL.


Appeal, No. 81, March T., 1960, from order of Court of Common Pleas of Mercer County, Dec. T., 1959, No. 115, in re election of supervisor in Springfiled Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania. Order reversed.

COUNSEL

William J. Joyce, with him Leroy R. Rickard, and Wiesen, Cusick, Madden, Joyce, Acker & McKay, for appellant.

No argument was made nor brief submitted for appellee.

Before Jones, C.j., Musmanno, Jones, Cohen, Bok and Eagen, JJ.

Author: Jones

[ 399 Pa. Page 38]

OPINION BY MR. CHIEF JUSTICE JONES.

At the municipal election on November 3, 1959, there were two candidates for the office of Supervisor in Springfield Township, Mercer County, whose names appeared on the ballot, viz., Fred M. Coryea, the nominee of the Democratic party, and Edward Weber, the nominee of the Republican party. John Kopf, whom Weber had defeated at the Republican Primary, became a write-in candidate at the election.

The Mercer County Board of Elections, sitting as the County Return Board, computed the votes cast for the office of Supervisor in the two Springfield Township election districts as follows:

Springfield Springfield

Twp. East Twp. West

Fred M. Coryea, Democrat 77 73

Edward Weber, Republican 91 96

John Kopf (Write-in) 25 ...


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