What you should know before voting in the Pennsylvania primaries


(WBRE/ WYOU)- Pennsylvania’s primary election is scheduled for Tuesday, May 21.
As many local seats are still up for grabs. 

“If you want to make the change. Voting is how you make the change,” Hugh Reiley, Schuylkill County Democratic Chairman said.

The primary elections are swiftly approaching with Pennsylvania primaries less than a month away.

Schuylkill County Democratic Chairman, Hugh Reiley says that every election, especially local elections matter.

“Regardless of who you vote for, just please vote for somebody. Please get out there and have a say,” Reiley said.

District 12th congressman, Tom Marino’s seat is also on the table following his resignation in January.
We asked people on Facebook if they plan to vote.

Laura said ‘yes. I vote every election.’

William said, ‘Why? Neither side will fix anything and both sides will just steal more money.’

Jeff Buchanan, registered independent said, “It’s a responsibility as an american to vote. Yes it’s a choice. Yes, it’s an option, but it is also a responsibility.”

The state is trying to make it easier for people who run into an emergency that prevents them from casting their votes. 

Whether it’s work, medical reason or other duties, if you have an emergency that prevents you from  getting to your polling place to cast your vote, you may be able to get an emergency absentee ballot. 

The deadline to submit an application is 8 p.m. on Election Day.

If you do plan to vote here are some important deadlines to remember:
– last day to apply for an absentee ballot is May 14.
– the last day for county board of elections to receive absentee ballots is May 17.
– and first day to register for the November general election is May 22.

 We will have complete coverage on the election at your local news leaders headquarters.

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