Pa. primary will settle municipal, judicial, races

Written by The Associated Press | May 21, 2013 7:20 AM

It's primary day in Pennsylvania and a slew of nomination battles for municipal and judicial offices will soon be settled.

Polling places across the state will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Most of the balloting is limited to Democratic and Republican voters, who will be choosing nominees for the Nov. 5 general election. Only about one in five registered voters is expected to cast ballots.

The most closely watched races include contested mayoral nominations in Pittsburgh, Scranton, Harrisburg and York, as well as a three-way Democratic primary for Philadelphia city controller.

The only statewide contest is for the Democratic nomination for an open seat on the state Superior Court. The candidates are Allegheny County Judge Jack McVay and Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge Joseph C. Waters.

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