The Primary Election is Next Tuesday… Here’s What You Need to Know

Are you ready to vote in the 2018 Primary Election next Tuesday, May 15?

Many important offices are up for election this year, and through the Primary Election voters will officially nominate candidates to move forward to the November General Election.

Sample ballot for the Democratic Primary provided by Clinton County Voter Registration Office.

The Pennsylvania Democratic Committee officially endorsed the re-election bids of Governor Tom Wolf and U.S. Senator Bob Casey.  Both Democrats are uncontested in the Primary.

There are five Democrats vying for the Lieutenant Governor seat: Nina Ahmed, Kathie Cozzone, John Fetterman, Ray Sosa, and (current Lieutenant Governor) Mike Stack.

As members of the newly-formed 12th Congressional District, Democrats in Clinton County will be choosing between candidates Marc Friedenberg and Judy Herschel.


Michael Hanna Jr. seeks to represent the PA House 76th District, which includes Clinton County and parts of Centre.

Democrats in Clinton County will also be voting for individuals to represent them on the party’s state and local committees, including:

  • One Democratic State Committee member (write-in candidate: Daniel Reeder); as well as,
  • A Democratic Committee Man and a Democratic Committee Woman for each precinct for representation on the Clinton County Democratic Committee.

Before heading to the polls on Tuesday, take some time to read up on the candidates to help make an informed selection.

You can learn more about the Democrats seeking office here.

Individuals over the age of 18 who registered to vote prior to April 16 are eligible to vote in the May 15, 2018, Primary Election. Check your voter registration status here.

Not sure where to go to vote? Find your polling place here.

You can also download a Voters’ Rights info-graphic developed by the PA Attorney General’s office here.

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