Three temporary Carbon County Election Board members will be appointed in February.

During the county commissioners' meeting on Thursday, Commissioner William O'Gurek, chairman, said that three election board members will need to be appointed for 2011 since the commissioners cannot serve on the board when they are up for reelection.

All three commissioners, who currently serve on the election board, are up for reelection this year. That means that the county salary board, which will meet on Feb. 3, will set the salaries of the three positions. Carbon County President Judge Roger Nanovic will then appoint three individuals to fill those positions for the year.

The Carbon County Election Board's responsibilities include overseeing that the primary and general elections are conducted properly; and work with Election Director Lisa Dart on election matters that arise during the year.

In a related election matter, the 2011 Pennsylvania Elections Important Dates to Remember have been announced. They include:

Ÿ Feb. 15: First day to circulate and file nomination petitions.

Ÿ March 8: Last day to circulate and file nomination petitions.

Ÿ March 9: First day to circulate and file nomination papers.

Ÿ March 23: Last day for withdrawal by candidates who filed nomination petitions.

Ÿ April 18: Last day to register before the primary election.

Ÿ May 10: Last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot.

Ÿ May 13: Last day for county board of elections to receive voted civilian absentee ballots.

Ÿ May 17: Primary election.

Ÿ May 18: First day to register after primary election.

Ÿ May 24: Last day for county board of elections to receive voted military and overseas absentee ballots.

Ÿ Aug. 1: Last day to circulate and file nomination papers.

Ÿ Aug. 8: Last day for withdrawal by candidates nominated by nomination papers.

Ÿ Aug. 15: Last day for withdrawal by candidates nominated at the primary election.

Ÿ Oct. 11: Last day to register before the November election.

Ÿ Nov. 1: Last day to apply for civilian absentee ballot.

Ÿ Nov. 4: Last day for county boards of elections to receive voted civilian absentee ballots.

Ÿ Nov. 8: November election.

Ÿ Nov. 15: Last day for county board of elections to receive voted military and overseas absentee ballots.