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A quick look at Tuesday's Pennsylvania election

November 4, 2013
Associated Press

Some basic facts about Tuesday's election in Pennsylvania:

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POLLS: Open statewide at 7 a.m., close at 8 p.m.

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VOTER ID: Poll workers may ask voters to show photo identification, but a photo ID is not required in order to vote.

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STATEWIDE RACE: Pennsylvania voters will elect a judge to fill a vacant seat on the state Superior Court. The candidates are Republican Vic Stabile and Democratic Jack McVay Jr.

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PHILADELPHIA: Re-election bids by District Attorney Seth Williams and Controller Alan Butkovitz, both Democrats, face Republican challenges in the heavily Democratic city,.

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PITTSBURGH: Democratic mayoral nominee Bill Peduto faces two opponents, including the Republican nominee, who sold his home in September and moved to Israel.

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SCRANTON: Tax collector Bill Courtright, a Democrat, and lawyer Jim Mulligan, a Republican, are vying to succeed Mayor Chris Doherty, who's stepping down after three terms.

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LANCASTER: Seeking a third term, Democratic Mayor Rick Gray is being challenged by Charlie Smithgall, the Republican former mayor Gray ousted eight years ago. Smithgall's defeat in 2005 ended his own bid for a third term.

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HARRISBURG: A local businessman and the city controller are competing to be elected mayor of Pennsylvania's capital. Democratic incumbent Linda Thompson, the first African-American and first woman to serve as Harrisburg's mayor, was defeated in the May primary.

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JUDICIAL RETENTION: The state's voters will be asked to indicate yes or no on the retention of four appellate judges whose terms are about to expire. Unless a majority objects, state Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald Castille and Justice Max Baer and Superior Court judges Susan Gantman and Jack Panella will be awarded additional 10-year terms.

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Source: The Associated Press

 
 

 

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