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Snow Prompts Wolf To Delay March Special Elections Deadlines

 

Pennsylvania's governor is giving candidates in three special elections for the state House of Representatives a little more time to qualify for the March 15 ballot.

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday said the deadlines for parties to file nomination certificates and for political bodies to file nomination papers will be extended by 24 hours for each day election offices in the state Capitol Complex are closed.

The deadline won't be extended past 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The open seats were most recently represented by Westmoreland County Republican Tim Krieger, who's now a judge; Philadelphia Democratic Rep. Louise Bishop Williams, who resigned as part of a no contest plea in a public corruption case; and Philadelphia Democratic Rep. Cherelle Parker, who was elected to the city council.

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