Ron Southwick | October 3, 2019, Harrisburg Patriot News
If you’re hoping to cast a ballot in the November election and you haven’t registered to vote, time is running out.
The deadline to register to vote in the fall election is Oct. 7. Next month, voters will cast ballots in judicial, county, municipal and school board races. It may be an “off-year” since the presidential election is a year away, but these races determine who will set local property tax rates, oversee schools and protect the public.
Voters will also be asked if they want to amend the constitution to clarify the rights of crime victims.
Julian Routh | Thursday, May 16, 2019, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
For voters in Western Pennsylvania, the municipal primary elections on May 21 are a chance to have a say in the day-to-day governing of city and county governments and school boards and in who becomes judges.
Even though there’ll be a general election in November, many of the candidates that voters choose in the primary will be on a fast track to power, with no official challengers declared on the other side. Pittsburgh City Council seats? The Democrats who win their primaries next week will almost certainly be sworn in next January. Allegheny County District Attorney? Same thing.