Primary Election News

By Margaret Allen
The Primary Election this Tuesday, May 18th is open to all voters regardless of party affiliation. There will be a separate Non-Partisan ballot for unaffiliated voters with only the ballot questions on it.

All registered voters will be voting on four ballot questions, three proposed Constitutional Amendments and a Statewide Referendum question on the Primary Ballot. The ballot questions have been advertised and a Plain English Explanation of the questions drafted by the PA Attorney Generals Office will be posted and available at all polling locations.

COVID-19 precautions remain in place. Polling places will be limiting the number of voters allowed inside, and voters are asked to wear masks, maintain social distancing while waiting on line and bring a pen. Mail in and absentee ballots must be received by the county elections office by 8:00 pm on Tuesday.

There are Drop Boxes in the lobby of the Pike County Administration Building and Wayne County Courthouse for voters to drop off their voted ballots. The Drop Box is available during business hours, Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm and on Election Day until 8:00 pm.

REMINDER; voters who wish to vote in-person at the polls after applying for a mail-in or absentee ballot must bring their ballot and the declaration envelope to be surrendered at their polling place in order to vote in person. Anyone who does not have both the ballot and declaration envelope can only vote by Provisional Ballot at the polls.

Voted ballots must be received by the county elections office by 8:00 pm on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.