Early voting for US District 2 runoff election begins today, May 14

The Statewide Direct Primary Election is Tuesday, June 5, 2018

On Tuesday, Pennsylvanians will head to the polls and vote.

The deadline to register to vote in the primary is May 21.

Am I eligible to vote? Now, down to the major races: Democrats will vote either Andrew White or Lupe Valdez to face Governor Greg Abbott in November.

May 29: The last day to request a vote-by-mail ballot.

75 - Candidates for the 24 state Senate seats up for election this year. Per the U.S. Constitution, all the seats for the U.S. House of Representatives are up this year.

12 - Republican candidates for House District 81 in Edmond.

For the Democratic Party, the only office to be decided on the runoff ballot is the statewide race for Governor. Goforth is new to the legislature, having won a special election in February to replace former Republican Rep. Marie Rader, who resigned.

In the 13th District, Sue Walker is running unopposed in the Democratic Primary; Rep. John Lawrence is running unopposed in the Republican Primary.

Return voted vote-by-mail ballots directly to the Elections Department or place in one of the postage-free official ballot drop boxes located in front of the Elections Department office, Redding City Hall, Anderson City Hall, and the Shasta Lake Community Center.

It's also the first election since the Pennsylvania Supreme Court redrew the state's congressional districts after ruling that old maps were unconstitutionally gerrymandered. Scott Wagner of York; businessman and Army veteran Paul Mango; and attorney Laura Ellsworth, who are both from Allegheny County. The victor will face Democrat Malcom Cherry. The Republican primary is also contested.

HD 71, five Republicans have signed on to hold an open seat that Democrats have been trying to flip for a decade. In the Senate there are 34 Republicans and 16 Democrats.

To view a sample ballot based on your address, see here. In any case, there are many serious candidates running in this year's congressional primaries, and some question the fairness of the process. The 18th district includes Pittsburgh, the Mon Valley, and other areas south and east of Pittsburgh.

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