Pennsylvania Primary Election Voter Guide – May 21, 2019

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Everything you need to know for the May 21, 2019 Primary Election in PA

The 2019 Pennsylvania primary elections will take place on  Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Primary elections are held by political parties to nominate the candidates who will compete in the general election in November. Pennsylvania primary elections are closed, meaning you can only vote in a political party’s primary if you are registered as a member of that party. Voters who are unaffiliated with a party will not be eligible to vote in a party’s primary elections, but some districts will have special elections, ballot questions, or other non-party affiliated races.

We hope you find the resources and information here helpful as you prepare to head to the polls on May 21!

Voting Resources
Get to know the candidates and the issues:

You can view a sample ballot via the Allegheny County website or the League of Women Voters to see which candidates will be on your ballot.

Vote School Board First

PUMP is part of the Vote School Board First! PGH Coalition to increase voter engagement and participation in these important elections! School board members are elected volunteers who represent students, families, and taxpayers. Yet only 1 in 5 registered voters casts votes for school board. Help us change this: learn more about why these elections matter and get tons of resources on the election here.

Meet the candidates and learn about the issues

Pittsburgh City Council Candidate Events and Guides:

Allegheny County District Attorney Candidate Events and Guides:

Other Candidate Events and Guides:

We will be updating this voter guide through the May 21 election as we learn of new resources and opportunities. If you know of something we missed, please let us know! Contact