tag | primary


Pennsylvania voters to decide racial equity amendment

The ballot question asks whether a section should be added that says equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged because of someone’s race or ethnicity.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

1st ballot test of governor’s pandemic powers starts in Pa.

For Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania, asking voters to change the constitution is the only way they have to reel in the authority of Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

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

Support for WITF is provided by:

Become a WITF sponsor today »


Allegheny County election officials outline plans ahead of May primary

As of Tuesday, the county had received about 90,000 mail ballot requests, compared with the 300,000 it received by this point last year.

By Lucy Perkins/WESA

GOP state lawmaker’s departure produces fourth May 18 special election

Republican Representative Jeff Pyle cited a series of health problems in announcing his immediate retirement.

By The Associated Press

State and counties say they plan to do more to inform Pa. Spanish-speaking voters

Undetermined release date of U.S. Census data may require counties to do more.

By Anthony Orozco

Allegheny County election officials assess primary, and propose changes ahead of November

"We can anticipate in the fall that we will probably have at least double the amount of people who will [vote] both in mail-in and in person, and we have to be prepared for that and make any corrections.”
By Lucy Perkins/WESA

Vote counting drags into 3rd day after Pennsylvania primary

Lawmakers had voted to postpone the primary election from April 28 to avoid the height of the state’s spike in coronavirus cases.

By The Associated Press