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Election day and voting deadlines are almost here

Aaron Bashir
Rep. Brendan Boyle

Voters will be going to the polls in less than three weeks, and the city election commissioners last Wednesday released sample ballots.

The primary is set for Tuesday, April 23.

To see a sample ballot and find your polling place, go to atlas.phila.gov/voting and enter your address.

Topping the ballot will be the presidential race.

The Democrats are President Joe Biden and Dean Phillips, though Phillips has dropped out.

The Republicans are former President Donald Trump and Nikki Haley, though Haley has dropped out.

Next up is the U.S. Senate race. Democratic Sen. Bob Casey Jr. and Republican Dave McCormick are both unopposed.

Both parties have contested primaries for attorney general.

On the Democratic side, the candidates are Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer, former Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, former Bucks County Solicitor Joe Khan, former Defender Association of Philadelphia chief Keir Bradford-Grey and state Rep. Jared Solomon.

On the Republican side, the candidates are York County District Attorney Dave Sunday and state Rep. Craig Williams.

For auditor general, Democrats Malcolm Kenyatta and Mark Pinsley are battling to see who faces Republican incumbent Tim DeFoor.

For state treasurer, Democrats Ryan Bizzarro and Erin McClelland are squaring off for the right to face Republican incumbent Stacy Garrity.

In the 2nd Congressional District, Democratic Rep. Brendan Boyle and Republican Aaron Bashir are both unopposed.

There are also races for state representative and state Senate.

Both parties will be picking delegates to the summer national conventions, determined by congressional district. Nine candidates in the 2nd Congressional District are running for nine spots at the Democratic National Convention, Aug. 19-22 in Chicago. Three candidates are running for three seats as delegate and alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention, July 15-18 in Milwaukee.

All Philadelphia voters will decide on this question related to Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPP): “Should the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter be amended to require the City to provide for the indemnification and defense of registered community organizations in connection with claims made against them arising directly out of their lawful participation in the City’s zoning variance process?”

The deadline to register to vote is Monday, April 8. To vote, you must be 18 or older, a legal citizen and a resident of Pennsylvania for at least 30 days. Visit vote.phila.gov/register

The deadline to apply for a mail-in ballot is April 16.

Polls will be open on April 23 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. ••

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