Tomorrow (Tuesday, April 24) is Pennsylvania’s primary election day. Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Please remember to vote.
Pennsylvanians will be voting in primaries for US President and Congress, the Pennsylvania General Assembly, for statewide offices (Attorney General, Auditor General and Treasurer), and there will also be a handful of Special Elections to replace legislators who have stepped down or moved to other positions in the last year.
It is now too late to register to votefor the PA Primary Election; however you still have plenty of time to register for the general election.
For both the primary and general elections, APSCUF’s Committee for Action through Politics (CAP) makes endorsement recommendations. You can find the complete list of APSCUF-endorsed primary candidates at the bottom of this post. The list is also available on APSCUF’s website.
It is also the trial run for the new Voter ID law. When you go to your local polling place, you will be asked to show photo identification. For the primary, if you do not have proper ID, you will still be able to cast your ballot. For the general election in November, you MUST have a valid photo ID to vote. If you do not, you will be asked to complete a provisional ballot.
According to the new state law, a valid ID must have the person’s name and photograph. It must also have an expiration date. Although student ID cards are considered an acceptable form of ID under the law, PASSHE student IDs do not currently have expiration dates. The universities are looking at different options to ensure that student IDs will be acceptable forms of identification. You can visit the Department of State’s online voter resource center if you have questions or concerns about acceptable forms of ID.
For more information about the Voter ID law, visit http://www.votespa.com.