If you want to vote in November’s election, you must be registered by the end of the business day today.
Applications from Pennsylvanians registering for the first time, changing their address or changing their party affiliation must be postmarked or delivered to the applicant’s county board of elections by the close of business Monday.
Aside from being 18 or older, would-be voters need to be U.S. citizens for at least one month before the primary and residents of Pennsylvania and the election district in which you want to register and vote for at least 30 days.
Turns out there are a few Republicans in Philly after all.
After my Tuesday column lamenting the lack of an effective opposition party in this city, I heard from a few of them. The most aggressive? Megan Rath, who asked for a coffee meeting with me.
Rath, it turns out, is Bob Brady’s Republican opponent for Congress this fall. Did you know that? I didn’t, and I try to pay attention to these things. No worries: Rath is running on the “Field of Dreams” theory of politics — if you build it, they (meaning voters) might come. They certainly won’t vote for Republicans who don’t contest elections.
“There’s a lot of people out there who would like good governance,” Rath says. “You’ve got to give them a choice.”
Over at Philly.com, John Baer all but double-dares Daryl Metcalfe to impeach Gov. Tom Corbett over Corbett’s decision not to appeal this week’s court ruling opening marriage to gays and lesbians in Pennsylvania. In fact, the whole process couldn’t have gone any better for Corbett.
Here’s the facts:
“When all was said and done, about 20 percent of Philadelphia’s voting public came out to vote yesterday, according to PhillyElectionResults.com,” the folks at Philly Weekly report. That’s only 1 percentage point better than 2010, when Democratic candidate Don Onorato eventually got trounced at the polls by … Tom Corbett. Omen? We’ll find out in a few months.
Election results, we’ve got them:
• “Businessman Tom Wolf won the Democratic nomination for governor in Pennsylvania Tuesday, easily besting three other candidates including Rep. Allyson Schwartz. Wolf will now advance to a November showdown against Gov. Tom Corbett (R), regarded by many observers as the most vulnerable governor up for reelection. Corbett is struggling in the polls.” (Washington Post)
• “State Sen. Mike Stack of Philadelphia is the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor in Pennsylvania. Stack’s victory in Tuesday’s primary means he will be the running mate of millionaire businessman Tom Wolf, who has been chosen by voters to challenge Republican Gov. Tom Corbett in the fall.” (AP)
It’s primary election day, and that means Pennsylvanians will be headed to the polls to decide any number of races today. Topping the list: Who will Dems select to challenge Tom Corbett in November’s gubernatorial election?
RealClearPolitics reports the Democratic primary to replace Allyson Schwartz in the 13th Congressional District is coming down to the wire, with Clinton-connected Marjorie Margolies and Brendan Boyle battling out for the top spot. State Sen. Daylin Leach and anesthesiologist Val Arkoosh are also on the ballot.