Voter's Guide: May 15 PA Primary Elections

Among the most anticipated nominations will be those for governor and 12th Congress.

Polls open at 7:00 am and close at 8:00 pm.

The deadline to request a vote-by-mail ballot is 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

This will also be the first election after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a new congressional map.

We're less than one month away until Virginia voters head to the polls in several hotly contested primary races.

If a voter did not receive a ballot they were expecting or a County Voter Information Guide, they should call Elections at (800) SBC-VOTE or (805) 568-2200 to verify their registration status.

"This is the map that many people think is natural for Pennsylvania, which is a 50-50 state, a classic battleground, but hasn't performed that way in terms of congressional elections for decades", he said by telephone. Four Republicans are also running. Will he become the next House Republican to fail in his bid for higher office? Democrats are Jordan Buck and Cheryl Key.

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The 15th House seat features three candidates.

Tuesday is primary election day in Idaho and Oregon. However, since then, three Republicans have resigned, leaving two seats vacant for now and another filled in a special election by Democrat Conor Lamb.

For U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith's 21st Congressional District seat- Republicans will vote for either Chip Roy or Matt McCall. If they both win tonight and in the fall, this could be a rare political feud that may end up as a win for both candidates.

At the Spokane County level, incumbent Republican Mary Kuney is getting a primary challenge for her county commission seat from Treasurer Rob Chase.

In 2014, there was a paltry 16 percent turnout in Berks County despite a contested Democratic primary for governor. He has become one of the party's most reliable campaign financiers, shoring up GOP committees and candidates with more than $370,000 in 2017 alone. And Representative Scott Taylor is now being challenged by Karen Mallard and Elaine Luria for his seat.

"The big question right now that most people are asking is what is the relationship between the Republican primary victor and their support or lack of support for President Trump", said G. Terry Madonna, Ph.D., the Franklin & Marshall College pollster and political analyst. CNN now rates the seat as a tossup.

Primaries are a good indication of where the parties are headed, and have often rendered the November general elections anti-climatic, and even unnecessary.

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