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Monday Is The Last Day To Register To Vote In The PA Primary

Matt Rourke

Pennsylvania is a closed primary state, which means you have to be registered as a Democrat to vote for either Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton, and you have to be registered as a Republican to vote for John Kasich, Ted Cruz or Donald Trump.

If you’ve moved since the last time you voted, you’ll need to update your address. If you’re not registered at all but want to vote, you’ll need to register. If you’re 17 but will be 18 by April 26, go ahead and register; you’re eligible to vote in this election.

The presidential primary won’t be the only thing on the ballot this spring.

Katie McGinty, John Fetterman, Joe Sestak and possibly Joseph Vodvarka will face off for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate.

Three Democrats and two Republicans are vying to become Attorney General.

Pennsylvania voters will also weigh in on proposed constitutional amendments. One would up the mandatory retirement age for state Supreme Court justices from 70 to 75, and the other would abolish the Philadelphia traffic court.

Voters can register or update their registration in person through the county, through the mail or online.