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Primary 2021: What you should know ahead of voting Tuesday in the Pennsylvania primary
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Primary 2021: What you should know ahead of voting Tuesday in the Pennsylvania primary

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Voters enter Stuart Community Center in Carlisle to cast their votes in the Pennsylvania Primary Tuesday.

Those who haven’t already submitted their mail-in ballots will be able to vote Tuesday in the Pennsylvania primary. Here’s a look at what you should know before casting your vote:

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. A few of the poll locations have changed for the primary, so be sure to check out where your polling place is on the Cumberland County website at

  • For those who requested a mail-in ballot but have not yet turned it in, you can either cast a vote in-person and turn in the blank ballot at your polling location, or drop off your ballot by 8 p.m. at the Cumberland County Bureau of Elections, 1601 Ritner Highway, Suite 201, in Carlisle.
  • This year’s primary covers municipal governments, school boards and local judges, but there will also be

statewide races

  • for justices on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Superior Court and Commonwealth Court.
  • Though only Republican and Democratic voters can cast votes for local and statewide candidates, independent voters can still make their voices heard on

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three constitutional amendments and one statewide referendum

. To read the exact wording of the referendum and amendments before heading to the polls, check out

the county’s website

  • Newburg and Newville residents will additionally be able to cast votes for their respective referendums on allowing alcohol sales in their boroughs.

For coverage of this year’s primary, make sure to check back to Tuesday night.

Email Naomi Creason at or follow her on Twitter @SentinelCreason


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