In East Union, North Union and Kline townships and Borough of McAdoo all registered voters will have a rare chance to go to their polling places to cast a vote in the primary election on Tuesday, April 24, but for some it will be on a restricted basis.

Those registered Republican or Democrat will be able to vote for the candidates listed on the ballot as well as on the Hazleton Area School District's Library Question pertaining to a slight tax increase to fund the Hazleton Free Public Library. Those registered with other parties will only be allowed to vote on the referendum question.

The purpose of the ballot question is to determine whether electors would approve the elimination of the annual allocation of funds from the Hazleton Area School District, which are in response to its funding cuts from the state.

The intent of the assessment is to insure that the Hazleton Area Public Library will be consistently and adequately funded to continue services at its current level at a minimum. The question response shall be "Yes" or "No" with a simple majority of electors needed for passage or rejection of the question. The three townships and borough are part of the Hazleton Area School District.

The referendum question on the ballot will read as follows:

"Do you favor supporting the Hazleton Area Public Library by eliminating the current funding allocation system and establishing a real estate tax levied by the Hazleton Area School District establishing an annual assessment of 0.1879 mills in Luzerne County ($0.1879 per every $1,000 of assessed real property value), 0.6381 mills in Schuylkill County ($06381 per every $1,000 of assessed real property value) and 0.6092 mills in Carbon County ($0.6092 per every $1,000 of assessed real property value) on taxable real estate located within the Hazleton Area School District.)"

The official vote registration for these voting districts is as follows:

East Union Township - 1,021 voters; Democratic 515, Green 2, Independent 22, Libertarian 4, No Affiliation 43, No Party 1, Non-Partisan 31 and Republican 403.

Kline Township - 1,046 voters; Democratic 444, Green 2; Independent 13, Liberal 1; Libertarian 4; No Affiliation 31, No Party 1, Non-Partisan 20, Republican 530, Socialist 1.

North Union Township - 775 voters; Democratic 248, Green 3, Independent 23, Libertarian 3, No Affiliation 35, No Party 1, Non-Partisan 42, Republican 420.

McAdoo Borough - First Precinct, 574 voters; Constitution 1, Democratic 280, Green 2, Independent 6, Libertarian 2, No Affiliation 15, Non-Partisan 15, Republican 253.

McAdoo Borough- Second Precinct, 72 voters; Communist 1, Democratic 400, Green 1, Independent 12, Libertarian 2, No Affiliation 25, Non-Partisan 17, Republican 269, Socialist 1.

Other districts

The official vote count for other area voting precincts in which only those affiliated with the Republican and Democratic parties will have a vote in the primary election are as follows:

Blythe Township - 590 voters; Democratic 329, Independent 4, Libertarian 6, No Affiliation 9, Non-Partisan 14, Republican 228.

Delano Township - 290 voters; Democratic 165, Green 1, Independent 3, Libertarian 2, No Affiliation 7, Non-Partisan 8, Republican 104.

Middleport Borough - 256 voters; Democratic 125, Green 1, Independence 1, Independent 7, Libertarian 1, No Affiliation 12, No Party 1, Non-Partisan 5, Other 1, Republican 102.

New Philadelphia Borough - 685 voters; American 1, Democratic 443, Independent 8, Libertarian 4, Mutual 1, No Affiliation 17, No Party 1, No Preference 1, Non-Partisan 21, Other 1, Republican 187.

Ryan Township - 1,018 voters; Constitution 1, Democratic 380, Green 1, Independent 15, Libertarian 3, No Affiliation 31, No Party 1, Non-Partisan 34, Republican 552.

Coaldale Borough -East Precinct - 471 voters; Democratic 201, Green1, Independent 13, Libertarian 2, No Affiliation 20, Non-Partisan 19, Other 1, Republican 214.

Coaldale Borough - West Precinct - 817 voters; Democratic 332, Green 1, Independent 18, Libertarian 4, No Affiliation 47, No Party 2, Non-Partisan 39, Other 1, Republican 373.

East Brunswick Township - 1,135 voters; Democratic 287, Green 2, Independent 18, Libertarian 17, No Affiliation 45, No Party 3, Non-Partisan 68, Republican 695.

New Ringgold Borough - 173 voters; Constitution 1, Democrat 52, Independent 1, No Affiliation 3, Non-Partisan 11, Republican 105.

Rush Township - East District - 1,073 voters; Democratic 352, Green 6, Independent 22, Libertarian 3, No Affiliation 35, No Party 1, Non-Partisan 38, Republican 616,

Rush Township- West District - 997 voters; Constitution 2, Democratic 338, Green 1, Independent 12, Liberal 1, Libertarian 5, No Affiliation 26, Non-Partisan 49, Other 2, Republican 561.

Rush Township - Elixir District - 285 voters; Bull Moose 1, Democratic 110, Independent 7, Libertarian 2, No Affiliation 5, No Party 1, Non-Partisan 8, Republican 151.

Schuylkill Township - 759 voters; Constitution 2, Democratic 325, Independent 10, Libertarian 1, Moderate 1, No Affiliation 14, No Party 1, Non-Partisan 24, Other 1, Republican 380.

Tamaqua Borough - 1st Precinct - 1,025 voters; Democratic 377, Green 1, Independent 18, Independent Democrat 1, Liberal 1, Libertarian 9, No Affiliation 46, No Party 2, Non-Partisan 52, Other 1, Republican 516, Unknown 1.

Tamaqua Borough - 2nd Precinct - 988 voters; Democratic 385, Green 1, Independent 28, Libertarian 6, No Affiliation 33, No Party 2, Non-Partisan 52, Open 1, Other 1, Republican 479.

Tamaqua Borough - 3rd Precinct - 1,003 voters; Constitutional 1, Democratic 336, Green 3, Independent 13, Liberal 1, Libertarian 8, No Affiliation 31, No Party 2, None 1, Non-Partisan 34, Republican 570, Uncertain 1, Undecided 2.

Tamaqua Borough - 4th Precinct - 808 voters; Constitution 3, Democratic 345, Green 1, Independent 25, Libertarian 5, No Affiliation 24, No Party 2, Non-Partisan 32, Patriot 1, Republican 370.

Walker Township - 617 voters; Democratic 135, Independent 18, Libertarian 5, No Affiliation 12, Non-Partisan 23, Republican 424.

West Penn Township - 1st Precinct - 1,328 voters; Constitution, 2; Democratic 349; Green 2, Independent 30, Independent Republican 1, Libertarian 7, No Affiliation 43, No Party 4, Non-Partisan 60, Republican 829, Unknown 1.

West Penn Township - 2nd Precinct - 640 voters; Democratic 182, Independent 17, Libertarian 1, No Affiliation 20, No Party 1, Non-Partisan 22, Reform 1, Republican 396.

West Penn Township - 3rd Precinct - 901 voters; Christian 1, Democratic 234, Green 1, Independent 13, Libertarian 3, No Affiliation 30, No Party 2, Non-Partisan 28, Reform 1, Republican 587, Tea Party 1.