No one expects a huge wave of voters to descend on polling places the way they did for the presidential primary in April 2016 when 52.5 percent of county Republicans and 47.6 percent of Democrats voted.
For absentee voters who vote by mail, the completed/voted absentee ballot must be received by the Department of Voter Registration and Elections by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day, June 12, 2018, in order to be counted.
"I'm hoping for 30 percent", said Jody Leech, chair of the Crawford County Republican Party.
Pat Donahue, chairman of the Crawford County Democratic Committee, is concerned about party turnout in the county.
As voting got underway today, that makes predicting how many Democratic and Republican voters show up today to pick their nominees especially tricky.
"I've only seen a little bit of advertising for the congressional race", Donahue said.
In the district, viewed as a tossup in the general election, candidates diverge on core Democratic Party issues, and it is driving the race.
Back then, voters of both parties had multiple choices - billionaire Donald Trump, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and U.S. Sen.
Casey is unopposed for the Democratic nomination.
In the battle for the Republican Senate nomination, U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta is heavily favored over state Rep. Jim Christiana to determine who will challenge Democratic U.S. Sen.
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Palestinian areas in East Jerusalem and the West Bank remain tense after the slaughter in Gaza and after the embassy move. No Israelis have been wounded and the military has faced criticism over the use of live fire.
Tuesday's Democratic primary in Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District, dominated by Omaha and its suburbs, features moderate former Rep. Brad Ashford fighting for his old seat and Kara Eastman, a children's nonprofit administrator, running to Ashford's left.
Butler County used to all fall within the 3 Congressional District, represented by U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly.
At the state level, Gov. Tom Wolf from York County is unopposed for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination. Scott Wagner and attorney Laura Ellsworth.
Some 81 candidates are running for 18 congressional seats, including 10 Democrats in a single race.
Terry Madonna, an expert on state politics at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, said Democrats risked losing the Allentown race if a candidate viewed as too liberal wins Tuesday's primary. Michele Brooks, R-Jamestown, has a potential Democratic opponent in Sue Mulvey, of Sharon.
None of Mercer County's state legislative candidates face opposition in the primary, but state Sen.
Teacher Vineeta Lower is the lone Republican candidate in the state House race, and progressive activist Brian Halvorsen the only Independent. The western side of the county is in the 16 and a part of Cranberry Township in southern Butler County is in the 17.
Keith Gushard can be reached at 724-6370 or by email at email@example.com. All Redbank Valley School District voters, regardless of political affiliation, will be able to cast ballots on a referendum question on raising taxes.
The number of registered voters has grown significantly - in Marion County alone, by almost 33,000 people between January 2016 and August 2017, Secretary of State data show - and not all who were automatically registered participate in elections.