Harrisburg School Board director Carrie Fowler collects signatures for nomination petitions at Harrisburg’s Broad Street Market in March. Seven candidates petitioned to challenge five incumbents, all Democrats, in the May 21 primary race for school board. (Photo courtesy Citizens to elect Jayne Buchwach to School Board)
Elected county committee members in the Democratic and Republican parties can start circulating petitions, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday afternoon.
In a three-page order, the court said it would allow the hundreds of insiders who run county political parties, deciding on policy and making local endorsements, to immediately start collecting signatures to get on the May 17 primary ballot.
These officials will have until March 15 to get their signatures, aligning with congressional and statewide candidates.
State party committee members, however, will have to wait until the court decides on the legislative lines. In both parties, these committee members are sometimes elected by legislative districts.
The deadline to challenge the state legislative maps is Sunday, March 6.
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