POTTSVILLE, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Eyewitness News is covering the Schuylkill County Commissioners race in Pottsville.

Our cameras were not allowed inside but ballots were being counted inside the S.T.S. Transportation facility in St. Clair.

The eight Republican candidates for commissioner were Maria Casey, Jeff Dunkel, Dan Evans, George Halcovage Jr., Barron “Boots” Hetherington, Ray Jones, Mary Jo Moss, and Larry Padora.

Hetherington and Halcovage are incumbents.

A lawsuit was filed against Halcovage in 2021 after four county employees claimed he sexually harassed them for years.

The only two democrats on the ballot are Rita Anczarski Baldino and incumbent Gary Hess.

Unless there is a write-in, they will be the party’s nominees.

On Tuesday, Eyewitness News spoke to the Director of Elections after the polls closed.

“I’m just glad for everybody that came out to vote. I’m glad they did what they were supposed to do, snd we just wish the best to all the candidates and we’re thankful for them to put their time and effort into this,” said Schuylkill County Director of Elections Albert Gricoski.

Greg Woll is a Libertarian candidate for commissioner, but the state’s closed primary system allows only Democrat and Republican voters to cast ballots.