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More than 664K Pa. voters have applied for mail-in ballots ahead of primary election, Pa. says

By: - April 13, 2022 2:21 pm

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More than 664,000 voters have applied for mail-in ballots ahead of Pennsylvania’s May 17 primary election, state officials said Wednesday. 

The 2022 primary election, which will decide each party’s nominees for all 203 state House seats, half of the 50-member state Senate, congressional seats, and the nominees for governor and lieutenant governor in the November general election, is Pennsylvania’s third primary election with the option for no-excuse mail-in ballots.

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The Pennsylvania Department of State also reported that more than 54,000 voters have applied for absentee ballots ahead of the primary. 

The deadline to register to vote in the May 17 primary election is May 2. 

The deadline to apply for mail-in or absentee ballots is May 10. 

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Cassie Miller
Cassie Miller

A native Pennsylvanian, Cassie Miller worked for various publications across the Midstate before joining the team at the Pennsylvania Capital-Star. In her previous roles, she has covered everything from local sports to the financial services industry.