Pennsylvania – Tuesday is the Pennsylvania Primary Election, which sets the stage for the General Election in November.
The majority of what you’ll see on the ballot are state seats, including representatives, senators, and even the governor.
2018 is a mid-term election year. That means it takes place two years after the last presidential election (2016). Mid-term elections are significant because about one-third of all U.S. Senators (who serve six-year terms) are up for re-election and every member of the U.S. House of Representatives (who serve two-year terms) is up for re-election.
In the presidential election of 2016, around 70 percent of people voted. However, when it comes to midterm elections and especially primaries during off-years, the turnout can drop as low as around 25 percent. Your vote can make the difference.
Who is on the ballot?
Check your specific ballot by going to vote411.org and typing in your address on the left. You’ll see a sample ballot and will be able to compare where each candidate stands on various issues.
Throughout the state:
Governor: Tom Wolf is running unopposed on the Democrat ballot. Republicans will be choosing between Scott Wagner, Laura Ellsworth, and Paul Mango.
Lieutenant Governor: Republicans will choose between Diana Vaughn, Kathleen Coder, Jeff Bartos, Joseph Gale, and Marguerite Luksik. Democrats will choose between John Fetterman, Mike Stack, Nina Ahmad, and Kathi Cozzone.
US Pennsylvania Senator: Democrat Bob Casey Jr. is running unopposed. Republicans will choose between Lou Barletta and Jim Christiana.
US House of Representatives for District 15: Republican Glenn “GT” Thompson will be running unopposed. Democrats will choose between Susan Boser and Wade Jodun.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives for District 75: Republican Matt Gabler is running unopposed. There is no Democrat candidate on the ballot.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives for District 66: Republican Cris Dush and Democrat Kerith Strano Taylor are both running unopposed.
When can I vote?
Polls open Tuesday at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Registered voters who are in line at 8 p.m. will still be allowed to vote.
Where can I vote?
Your polling place depends on where you live. Most polling places are public buildings where large crowds can gather, such as town halls, fire stations, schools, church centers or community centers. To find your exact polling location, check your location on your voter registration card or visit votespa.com and click on the “Find my polling place” link on the right side of the page.
City of DuBois:
- First Ward – Friendship Hose House
- Second Ward – Christ Lutheran Church
- Third Ward – DuBois Hose House No. 3
- Fourth Ward – Fourth Ward Hose House
- Fifth Ward – Goodwill Fire Hall
- Falls Creek area – Adrian Sandy Fire Company
- West Sandy Township – West Sandy Fire Hall
- Oklahoma area – Oklahoma Fire Company
- Treasure Lake area – Treasure Lake Fire Company
- Sabula area – Hickory Grange
- Reynoldsville – Reynoldsville Fire Hall
- Brady Township – Brady Community Building
- Union Township – Union Township Fire Hall
- Bloom Township – Blown Township Building
- Edge of Reynoldsville / Winslow Township – Winslow Township Municipal Building
- Sykesville – Town Hall
- Big Run – Big Run War Memorial
- Brookville – Heritage House
- Edge of Brookville / Polk Township – Polk Township Municipal Building
- Edge of Brookville / Pine Creek Township – Pine Creek Fire Department
- Brockway – Brockwayville Depot
What do I need to bring?
You do not need your voter registration card, but you will need to have previously registered and be able to know your voting location. If you are voting in an election district for the first time, you will need an approved form of identification, either photo or non-photo. No other voter will be asked to present an ID.
Remember, if you have recently moved or changed your name, you’ll have to update your voter registration. You will not be registered in time to vote in the primary election, but you can then vote in the general election in on Nov. 6, 2018.
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