tag | election 2021

Nationally watched questions on pandemic, race on Pa. ballot

Republican lawmakers across the country are rolling back the emergency powers that governors wielded during the COVID-19 pandemic, and Pennsylvania is in the unique position of being the first to take the question to voters.

By The Associated Press

Fight over coronavirus orders, high court seat lead primary ballot in Pennsylvania

It is the first vote of its kind since the coronavirus outbreak, as Republicans in nearly every state have sought to roll back a governor’s authority during disaster emergencies.

By The Associated Press

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It’s Primary Day in Pennsylvania. Here’s what voters need to know

Voters around the commonwealth will pick representatives from their parties to put on the ballot for the November general election.

By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

A new wave of election directors step in to fill Pa.’s many vacancies — with little training and varying experience

After a ‘nightmare’ year led to massive job turnover among those who run Pennsylvania's elections, there are growing calls for standardized training to provide more support and guidance.
By Marie Albiges for Spotlight PA

All politics is national — Pa. voters driven to engage with local races amid larger polarization

Voters say political lines drawn during the COVID-19 pandemic, protests for racial justice and presidential campaigns have seeped into contests for school board, judicial positions and other seats.

By Alanna Elder, Laura Benshoff/WHYY and Katie Meyer/WHYY

When it comes to ballot questions, it may not be what you say, but how you say it

A new study from Franklin & Marshall College’s Center for Opinion Research shows people responded differently to one of the ballot questions in next week’s primary based on how it’s written.

By Sam Dunklau

Meet the candidates in a crowded Lebanon City judicial race

Five candidates are vying for a seat in the northeast section of the city of Lebanon: James Capello, Aurelis Figueroa, Erik Itzen, Anthony Magaro and Sean Maguire.

By Alanna Elder

Independents can vote on ballot questions, and more things to know about the May 18 primary

All voters, regardless of affiliation, will be asked to weigh in on four ballot questions, including two proposed constitutional amendments that could significantly shape Pennsylvania’s future response to disasters like the coronavirus pandemic.

By Sarah Anne Hughes/Spotlight PA