(WBRE/WYOU-TV)     We are less than two weeks until the May 21st primary election in Pennsylvania.  Up for grabs are various municipal offices. Including mayor, school board and council seats. So- are you interested in the upcoming primary election?  

The Luzerne County Bureau of Voter Services is ground zero when it comes to making sure the upcoming primary runs smoothly. The folks here say voter registration is up.  

 “Our numbers have increased but they actually shifted. Our democrat numbers actually are on a steady decline. As far as the numbers go. The Republicans are increasing,” Said Marisa Crispell, Director of the bureau.

  And the deadline for applying for an absentee ballot is only days away.

   “We do advise you to apply sooner than next Tuesday if you apply for an absentee ballot we then have to process that and put it into the mail. The ballot is due back to us the Friday before the election next Friday. So the turnaround time period is a very short time frame,” Said Marisa Crispell.

 Jane Featherman came into the Bureau of Elections to ask some questions about the primary election. An election she insists– voters must get out to the polls.

  “I think it’s very important especially like on the township you know the smaller level where people don’t really think about it a whole lot,” Said Featherman.

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