Voters Head to the Polls in Tuesday’s Primary Election

Vote buttonsJEFFERSON COUNTY, Pa. (EYT) – Tuesday is primary election day in Pennsylvania. Voters will decide which candidates will make it on the ballot for the November general election.

WHO’S ON THE BALLOT

Presidential Race

In the Democratic presidential primary, Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton takes on Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Donald Trump squares off against Ohio Governor John Kasich and Texas Senator Ted Cruz on the Republican side.

U.S. Senate

The Democratic race for a U.S. Senate seat features Joe Sestak, Katie McGinty, and John Fetterman, and Joseph Vodvarks. The winner takes on in U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R) in the November general election.

State Attorney General

Five candidate will vie to replace PA Attorney General Kathleen Kane. The Democratic ballot features Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli, Montgomery County Commissioners Chairman Josh Shapiro, Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala. The Republican side of the ballot features State Senantor John Rafferty and Former prosecutor Joe Peters.

Click here for an in-depth look at the candidates.

WHERE TO VOTE

You can find your polling lohttp://www.votespa.com

WHEN TO VOTE

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

WHAT TO BRING

If you are a First-Time Voter, be sure to check what you will need to bring with you on Elections day.

In addition to proper identification, you may choose to bring the following items with you to the polls:

– A list of candidates on the ballot
– A list of key issues or specific proposals that are on the ballot

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

The Voting Rights Act of 1965

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 makes it illegal for any state or local government to discriminate against racial or ethnic minority groups by denying them the right to vote. It also protects against discrimination of people in language minority groups. The Voting Rights Act was extended in 1970, 1975 and 1982.

Assistance in Voting at the Polling Place

Under federal and Pennsylvania law, if you cannot enter the voting booth or use the voting system due to a disability, you can select a person to enter the voting booth with you to provide assistance. You can choose anyone to assist, except for your employer, an agent of your employer, an officer or agent of your union or the Judge of Elections. The first time you use assistance, you will have to complete and sign a form provided by the Election Officials at the polling place. After the first time, your registration record will include notation of your request for assistance.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

League Of Women Voters Of Pennsylvania Voters Guide (PDF)

QUESTIONS

Clarion County: 814-226-4000
Clearfield County: 814-765-2641
Crawford County: 814-333-7300
Forest County: 814-755-3537
Jefferson County: 814-849-1631
Venango County: 814-432-9514
Warren County: 814-728-3406

For more information on voting in Pennsylvania, visit VotesPA.com.

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