March has arrived, and that means less than two months until Pennsylvania voters help decide which candidates for president will be on the Democrat and Republican ballots come November. Here are few answers to some frequently asked questions:
When is the general primary?
Pennsyvlania holds its General Election primary on April 28.
Who can vote?
Any voter registered as a Republican or Democrat — Pennsylvania is one of 12 states to hold "closed" primaries. If you’re a first-time voter, be sure to bring a form of identification such as a driver’s license or student ID. A full list is available online at monroecountypa.gov.
Who’s on the ballot in Pennsylvania?
Republican — Current President of the United States Donald J. Trump, and William F. Weld.
Democrat — Joe Biden, Michael Bloomberg, Pete Buttigieg, Tulsi Gabbard, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, Jim Steyer and Elizabeth Warren.
When is the deadline to register?
There are only a few more weeks left to update your voter registration: the last day to do so in Pennsylvania is April 13. Members of the military that are active duty or bedridden veterans may register at any time.
How can I find out if my registration is current?
You can verify that your voter information and party affiliation are correct online by going to votespa.com.
How do I make changes to my registration?
You can make changes to your voter registration (even change party affiliation) right up until the registration deadline. Simply go online, or call your local elections office.
How do I find my polling place?
If you still have your voter ID card, your polling place will be listed. If you live within Stroudsburg Borough, it might provide a ward number. If you live elsewhere, your card may list a township and a number, such as "Barrett Two" or "Chestnuthill One."
If you do not have your voter ID, you can find your Monroe County polling place online at bit.ly/38aY1A6 or by calling the county elections office at 570-517-3165. Monroe also offers an interactive online polling place map located at bit.ly/39dqTJ6.
Voters in Pike County can learn their polling place location online by going to pikepa.org/elections or calling 570-296-3427.
What time do polls open and close?
Polls in Monroe and Pike counties will open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. on primary day.
Can I send election letters to be printed in the Pocono Record?
Yes. All general primary election-related letters must be submitted by noon Monday, April 20. The final election letters will run on Friday, April 24. Political endorsement letters must be no longer than 150 words. Political letters will appear as space allows in the print publication. All submissions are subject to a final edit. Letters must include address and telephone number for verification. Email letters to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information go to votespa.com.