Pa. primary elections 2019: A voter’s guide for Allegheny County and beyond

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.

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Deadline nears to register to vote in Pa. primary election

Ron Southwick | Thursday, April 18, 2019, Harrisburg Patriot News

If you haven’t registered to vote and want to cast a ballot in the primary election, time is running out.

The deadline to register to vote for the primary is Monday, April 22. The primary elections take place on May 21, but you must be registered by April 22 to cast a ballot.

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