People Above Politics

Litz brings Local Government, Small Business, and Conservation Experience to the Table.

   Jo Ellen is a 5-term Lebanon County Commissioner who is the Boots on the Ground for local government implementing programs to Protect Children, Serve Families, Secure Justice, Manage Emergencies, and Safeguard Elections.  In short, Commissioner Litz Safeguards the Public Trust.

Whether it was the 2004 Campbelltown Tornado, Tropical Storm Lee in 2011, Jonas 30" Snowstorm 2016 , or the Summer Storm of 2018,

I've been here for you.

Litz was elected by her peers from across the state of Pennsylvania to serve as the 2012 president and 2013 chairman of the Board for the statewide commissioner's association. 

Litz is about starting a conversation from public structures like roads and bridges, water and sewer, schools, and energy.  A sound infrastructure is the basis of a sound economy.  Litz believes we need these Economy Boosting Jobs to put money into the pockets of people so that they can buy homes, cars, and goods.  Litz supports a transportation plan to make our roads and bridges safe.  In this way, we will create good paying jobs, get people to these jobs, our goods to market, and children to schools. 

Jo Ellen served as the chair of the MPO (2012-15)--Metropolitan Planning Organization for Lebanon County--where she helps to prioritize local road and bridge projects with PennDOT and the Federal Highway Administration. 

Keep Litz doing the People's Business.


As We Ignite our Generation 2015 - Duration- 3 minutes, 59 seconds


County Commissioner Jo Ellen Litz speaks to voters- Duration- 78 seconds


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bullet "No Wrong Door"-2016 Lebanon County Resource Guide

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Invest in my campaign for commissioner.  As a TEAM, we can overcome Big Money, and make this a People's Campaign.  Are you with me?

Each of us is at a different place in our life.  Some people can volunteer time.  Other people can provide financial support--$5, $50, or $500 a month.  Whatever your situation, your contribution of time and or money is gratefully appreciated.   

Your early and/or monthly donation will help Jo Ellen to get elected by printing literature, reserving media buys, ordering signs….  

Thank you for your help and support during this campaign.  Your unwavering commitment is the wind beneath my wings.

On election day, every vote matters.  You matter!  And I can't win this race without you.


Volunteer  today  Jo Ellen Litz


Thank you for your support and for all that you do.

Sincerely, Jo Ellen

People Above Politics

Team Litz:  Treasurer, Cathy Garrison

Honorary Chair:     Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll --a woman who broke the glass ceiling and contributed greatly to PA politics; born in 1930, died November 12, 2008.

Jo Ellen Litz Campaign Video

Swatara Watershed Association 


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American Business Women's Association

Lebanon County Commission for Women


Woman's Club of Lebanon


Web site paid for by Jo Ellen Litz. 


PA Ethics Commission

Election Day Procedures (abbreviated)



Register to Vote, Print: 

House and Congressional District breakdown in Lebanon PA

For more information on the Lebanon County Elected Officials List go to

Michael Anderson  is Chief of the Voter Registration office.   

Individuals possessing the following qualifications are entitled to register to vote:

bulletThey will be at least 18 years of age on the day of the next election
bulletThey will have been a citizen of the United States for at least one month prior to the next election
bulletThey will have resided in the Commonwealth of PA and in their election district for at least 30 days prior to the next election
bulletThey have not been confined in a penal institution for the conviction of a felony within the past five years


Under the PA Voter Registration Act of 1995, persons applying for a driver's license or renewal or change of address at the Motor Vehicle Boards will automatically be registered to vote unless they so decline.  Also, persons served by public assistance offices, the marriage license bureau, military recruiting offices and offices with state-funded programs for the disable will be asked to register to vote.

Federal or State mail registration forms will be available at post offices, libraries, municipal buildings and party offices.  You may also appear at the Voter Registration Office, Room 209, Municipal Building, Lebanon.

Any weekday, new voters can practice on a real voting machine outside the Voter Registration Office on the second floor of the Municipal building.

After your registration is processed, you will receive an acknowledgement notice from the Voter Registration Office stating your pertinent registration information and your polling place.

Under the NVRA of 1993 the law prohibits removal of a voter's name from the rolls simply for not voting.  A voter's name may be removed for the following reasons:

bulletUpon the death of the elector as reported by the Department of Health
bulletAt the request of the elector
bulletUpon confirmation that the elector has moved outside the country
bulletIn accordance with one of the two voter removal programs

ABSENTEE BALLOTS:  Any registered voter who is unable to vote at his polling place because of illness or absence from Lebanon County, may apply in person, or in writing, to Voter Registration Office, Municipal Building, Lebanon PA  17042, to request an application for absentee ballot.  This application must be returned before the absentee ballot is issued.  The absentee ballot may be obtained no earlier than 50 days and no later than 7 days before the primary election.  The ballot must be returned to the County Board of Elections before 5PM on the Friday before the election.

Yard Signs shall only be displayed in a yard or from a structure and in no case shall the display area exceed sixteen (16) square feet.  Additionally, all signs shall not be displayed more than sixty (60) days prior to an election and removed within two (2) weeks after an election.  No signs of any type are allowed on utility poles, traffic signal poles....  Likewise, signs may not be erected in any portion of the City right-of-way, including sidewalks, planting strips, shrub areas along streets, and islands between streets.  Call the building/zoning officer with questions at 273-6711 between 8AM and 4 PM Monday through Friday.

Polling Place Survey  & Poll Comments


In Pennsylvania, a VOTER HALL OF FAME was established acknowledging and honoring Pennsylvanians who take their right of citizenship seriously.  Only Pennsylvanians who voted consecutively in every November election for at least 50 years are eligible.  If you think you are eligible, or know someone who may be eligible, please contact the Lebanon County Voter Registration Office for an application at 274-2801 extension 2243.