Welcome to The Borough of 

Jersey Shore!

Jersey Shore, located along the West shore of the Susquehanna River, was once called Waynesburg. It is said that it was named after Anthony Wayne, a famous Revolutionary War General who served at Valley Forge in 1777 under General George Washington. In the late 1770s, the town’s first doctor, James Davidson, settled in Waynesburg and also served under General Washington.

The Scotch-Irish families that began settling on the Eastern branch of the Susquehanna River referred to Waynesburg as the Jersey shore as most of the settlers in Waynesburg were from New Jersey who moved to the area to own farmland after the Revolutionary War. For over 30 years, the two names were used to describe the settlement. However, as more and more people came to settle here, the name Jersey Shore won! In 1812, surveyors made a complete map of town streets; in 1826, Jersey Shore was formally incorporated as a town. Many of the historic homes are still standing today.

Jersey Shore, located in Southern Lycoming County, close to the Clinton County border, is approximately 15 minutes from Williamsport and Lock Haven. With Route 220 to its North, Jersey Shore provides easy access to not only Lock Haven University and the Pennsylvania College of Technology, but also many recreation opportunities along the Susquehanna River, Pine Creek, and Larry’s Creek, as well as downhill and cross-country skiing, trout fishing, hiking, mountain biking, camping, snowmobiling, hunting, outlet shopping, and much, much more.

With its small-town atmosphere and picturesque location, Jersey Shore is a unique, pleasant place to both call home and visit.



2nd Ward
(1 Seat)

3rd Ward
(2 Seats)

4th Ward
(1 Seat)



Nomination Petitions and Casting of Lots for Ballot Position

May 16, 2023

Municipal Primary



Notice to Candidates and Circulators

The filing instructions and documents provided by Voter Services are intended as introductory information and do not constitute legal advice. Voter Services cannot provide legal, tax, or accounting advice. Additionally, all information provided about running for local offices is subject to change at any time by new state or federal laws or court rulings. Candidates and circulators who download, print, reproduce, circulate, and/or file the instructions and documents provided herein assume responsibility for the correctness and completeness of filed documents; Voter Services is not responsible for errors and omissions in filed documents. Candidates and circulators are strongly advised to solicit advice from a licensed professional in the appropriate field in advance of statutory deadlines and before filing documents.

The filing instructions and documents provided by Voter Services are only usable by candidates who are running for local offices in Lycoming County. If you are running for office in a different county, you must contact that county's Board of Elections to obtain filing instructions and documents.

Candidates running for local offices in Lycoming County are strongly advised against obtaining filing instructions or documents from outside sources. Voter Services cannot guarantee that documents obtained from outside sources are current or accurate.

Filing Instructions

Filing instructions for all local offices that will appear on the primary ballot are provided below. The instructions vary by office, so be sure to download the correct set of instructions. Always use the current instructions for the current municipal election year; do not re-use instructions from previous years, because the requirements for filing petitions are subject to legislative changes and court rulings.

Candidates for state judicial offices (including Judge of the Court of Common Pleas) do not file Nomination Petitions with Voter Services; they must contact the Pennsylvania Department of State to obtain Nomination Petitions and filing instructions.

Instructions – Borough and Township Offices

Nomination Petition

The Nomination Petition must be printed two-sided (front-and-back) on plain white, 8.5” x 11” letter-sized paper. Voter Services will not accept Nomination Petitions that have been re-sized or modified in any way, or that have been improperly printed or reproduced. If you are unable to correctly print or reproduce the Nomination Petition.

Candidates are strongly advised to contact Voter Services to obtain a list of registered voters who are eligible to sign their Nomination Petitions.

Candidate’s Affidavit and Campaign Finance Waiver

The Candidate’s Affidavit and Waiver of Expense Account Reporting Affidavit must be printed on plain white, 8.5” x 11” letter-sized paper. They may be printed single-sided, or they may be printed back-to-back on a single sheet. Voter Services will not accept Affidavits that have been re-sized or modified in any way, or that have been improperly printed or reproduced. If you are unable to correctly print or reproduce the Affidavits.

All candidates must complete the Candidate’s Affidavit, sign the document in the presence of a Notary Public, and attach it to the Nomination Petition when filing with Voter Services. 

All candidates who do not intend to form a political committee or receive contributions or make expenditures in excess of $250.00 during their campaigns are strongly advised to complete the Waiver of Expense Account Reporting Affidavit, commonly referred to as a Campaign Finance Waiver. Candidates who complete the Waiver are exempt from filing regular campaign finance reports during the election cycle. Candidates who receive contributions or make expenditures in excess of $250.00 must file regular campaign finance reports and should review the contents of the Campaign Finance Reporting section of the Voter Services website.

 Statement of Financial Interests Statement of Financial InterestsStatement of Financial Interests

All candidates must complete a Statement of Financial Interests. The candidate must file the original Statement with the municipality or school district and attach a copy to the Nomination Petition. See petition filing instructions (above) and the instructions included with the Statement for details.