PA Primary Election 2018: Voters Guide


Source: chokkicx / Getty Today, in Democratic and Republican primaries, voters will be selecting the two major parties’ nominees for U.S. House (under a new congressional map), U.S. Senate, governor, lieutenant governor and state legislative seats.

Pennsylvania has a closed primary system, meaning that you must be a registered Republican to vote in that party’s election Tuesday; the same applies on the Democratic side.

Voters with no partisan affiliation are shut out of the nominating contests, though there are three public ballot questions in Philadelphia open to all voters. And all voters in the 178th Pennyslvania House District can participate in the special election to fill the remainder of the term of Rep. Scott Petri (R., Bucks).

Start with finding your polling place if you are unsure where to go. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Mayor Kenney, Labor Leader Dougherty Clash With Council Over Union Diversity 

Jerry Wells with Mayor Kenney

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Mayor Kenney’s $500 million public works initiative is being threatened over a commitment to diversify building trades unions.

Kenney and trades’ leader Dougherty are clashing with City Council over terms of agreement to raise minority participation among construction unions.

“That’s the only deal they’re getting from me,” Dougherty said. “These agreements are perfect for trying to break the lack of inclusion in the trades.”

Death Of Black Man During Arrest In Louisiana Ruled Homicide 

Crime Scene with Police Car

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The death of a 22-year-old African-American man immediately after a struggle with police last week has been ruled a homicide, authorities in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana said Monday.

Keeven Robinson died last Thursday, following a police chase and altercation with detectives, according to authorities.

The initial autopsy established significant injuries to tissue in Robinson’s neck, said Jefferson Parish Coroner Dr. Gerry Cvitanovich.