Early voting for primary runoff election begins Monday

Early voting for primary runoff election begins Monday

Pennsylvanians will head to the polls Tuesday for the primary election.

Primaries are a good indication of where the parties are headed, and have often rendered the November general elections anti-climatic, and even unnecessary.

Return voted vote-by-mail ballots directly to the Elections Department or place in one of the postage-free official ballot drop boxes located in front of the Elections Department office, Redding City Hall, Anderson City Hall, and the Shasta Lake Community Center. All 203 seats in the state House of Representatives and half of the 50 seats in the state Senate are also on the ballot this year.

Voters are not required to present identification at a polling place unless they are voting in their precinct for the first time.

The District 2 seat is now held by Ted Poe, R-Humble, who announced he will retire when his term ends in January.

On the Republican ticket, County Commissioner Precinct 2 incumbent Charlie Riley is up against Greg Parker.

HD 98, on the other side of Tulsa County, is another open seat that has attracted nine candidates, many with education ties.

360 - Candidates for the state's 101 House of Representatives seats. Fifteen Democrats are running for the 5th Congressional District alone. All told, there are 84 candidates on primary ballots, the most since 1984, and there are seven open seats, the most since 1976, when Pennsylvania had 25 seats in the U.S. House.

Under Pennsylvania's new congressional map - which was drawn by the state Supreme Court after the court ruled the old map was unconstitutionally gerrymandered - the 6th District includes all of Chester County and part of Berks County.

Ohio County Schools Superintendent Scott Lewis faces Jordan Lanham for the Republican nomination.

2,039,824 - Registered voters in Oklahoma as of 11:01 a.m. Friday.