The numbers add up to a momentous primary election


Early Voting: Those without a vote-by-mail or absentee ballot can vote in-person from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Elections Office, starting May 7th.

75 - Candidates for the 24 state Senate seats up for election this year. In February, the state Supreme Court redrew the districts after ruling in a gerrymandering case that Republicans who controlled state government in 2011 had unconstitutionally drawn the districts to benefit their party's candidates.

Pennsylvania is a hotly contested swing state, and the redistricting is expected to boost Democrats' chances of winning several of the U.S. House seats in the state in November.

The ballot includes all countywide offices including the District Attorney and Superintendent of Schools, a Bay Area-wide transportation measure, Regional Measure 3, the primary for California Governor and other state offices, state Assembly and U.S. Senate. Four Republicans are also running. There are no other candidates on the ballot in this district, but WESA's An-Li Herring has reported that it will probably be a competitive race. Casey is one of 10 Democratic senators running for re-election in states won by President Donald Trump in the 2016 election.

Democratic voters can vote for up to four male candidates and up to four female candidates for the state Democratic Committee.

If you voted in a party primary, you're eligible to vote in that primary's runoff. However, since then, three Republicans have resigned, leaving two seats vacant for now and another filled in a special election by Democrat Conor Lamb.

Democrats must gain 24 seats nationwide to take control of the House from Republicans.

The majority of the county is in the 15th Congressional District. Polls open at 7:00 am and close at 8:00 pm.

To view a sample ballot based on your address, see here.