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Contents
1 2014 elections
1.1 Races to watch in Pennsylvania
1.2 Elections by type
2 Voting in Pennsylvania
2.1 Important voting information
2.2 Voting absentee
2.3 Voting early
3 Elections Performance Index
4 See also
5 References



Pennsylvania

The state of Pennsylvania will hold elections in 2014. Below are the dates of note:

2014 elections and events in Pennsylvania
State House special election January 28, 2014
Filing deadline for primary election candidates March 11, 2014 Red padlock.png
State Senate special election March 18, 2014
Voter registration deadline for primary election April 20, 2014
Primary election date May 20, 2014
Local ballot measure election May 20, 2014
Filing deadline for general election candidates August 1, 2014
Voter registration deadline for general election October 6, 2014
General election date November 4, 2014

Below are the types of elections that are scheduled in Pennsylvania in 2014:

On the 2014 ballot
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U.S. Senate Unscheduled electiond
U.S. House Scheduled electiona
State Executives Scheduled electiona
State Senate Scheduled electiona
State House Scheduled electiona
Statewide ballot measures (0 measures) Unscheduled electiond
Local ballot measures Scheduled electiona
School boards Unscheduled electiond

2014 elections

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Races to watch in Pennsylvania

State Executive Officials


See also: Pennsylvania state executive official elections, 2014

By the summer of 2013, The New York Times, The Washington Post and Governing had all rated Republican incumbent Tom Corbett as one of the most vulnerable governors facing re-election in 2014.[1] Their reports reflect the Republican governor's increasingly weak position heading into the 2014 election season, when his abysmal job approval ratings as well as state Democrats, rabid for an ousting after years under a Republican trifecta, will finally be put to the test.[2]

Several Democratic hopefuls - Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger's predecessor Kate McGinty, York businessman Tom Wolf and State Treasurer Rob McCord - have formally launched 2014 campaigns for governor.[3][4][5][6] Conservative activist Bob Guzzardi has been mentioned as a potential primary opponent of Governor Corbett.[7][8] Guzzardi filed for the Republican primary and survived a challenge to his campaign's signatures after the Republican Party of Pennsylvania tried to get him disqualified.[9]

Pennsylvania State Legislature


See also: Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2014 and Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Pennsylvania State Senate will consist of a primary election on May 20, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Heading into the election, the Republican Party controls the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections for the office of Pennsylvania House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on May 20, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Heading into the election, the Republican Party controls the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections by type

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Contents
1 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania
1.1 Partisan breakdown
1.2 Incumbents
1.3 List of candidates by district
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U.S. House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania, 2014 and United States House of Representatives elections, 2014

The 2014 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania will take place on November 4, 2014. Voters will elect 18 candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's 18 congressional districts.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 11, 2014
May 20, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Pennsylvania is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.[10][11][12]

Voter registration: Voters must register to vote in the primary by April 20, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 6, 2014 (at least 30 days prior to election).[13]

See also: Pennsylvania elections, 2014


Partisan breakdown


Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds 13 of the 18 congressional seats from Pennsylvania.

Members of the U.S. House from Pennsylvania -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of April 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 5 Pending
     Republican Party 13 Pending
Total 18 18

Incumbents


Heading into the 2014 election, the incumbents for the 18 congressional districts are:

Name Party District
Robert Brady Electiondot.png Democratic 1
Chaka Fattah Electiondot.png Democratic 2
Mike Kelly Ends.png Republican 3
Scott Perry Ends.png Republican 4
Glenn Thompson Ends.png Republican 5
Jim Gerlach Ends.png Republican 6
Patrick Meehan Ends.png Republican 7
Michael G. Fitzpatrick Ends.png Republican 8
Bill Shuster Ends.png Republican 9
Tom Marino Ends.png Republican 10
Lou Barletta Ends.png Republican 11
Keith Rothfus Ends.png Republican 12
Allyson Schwartz Electiondot.png Democratic 13
Michael F. Doyle Electiondot.png Democratic 14
Charlie Dent Ends.png Republican 15
Joseph R. Pitts Ends.png Republican 16
Matt Cartwright Electiondot.png Democratic 17
Tim Murphy Ends.png Republican 18

List of candidates by district


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1st Congressional District

2nd Congressional District

3rd Congressional District

4th Congressional District

5th Congressional District

Not running

6th Congressional District

Withdrew prior to primary

7th Congressional District

8th Congressional District

9th Congressional District

10th Congressional District

11th Congressional District

Declined to run

12th Congressional District

Withdrew

Declined

13th Congressional District

Withdrew

14th Congressional District

15th Congressional District

16th Congressional District

17th Congressional District

18th Congressional District

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State executive official elections in Pennsylvania

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See also: Pennsylvania state executive official elections, 2014 and State executive official elections, 2014
Contents
1 State executive official elections in Pennsylvania
2 List of candidates by office
2.1 Governor
2.2 Lieutenant Governor

Two state executive positions are up for election in 2014 in the state of Pennsylvania.

The following offices will be elected in 2014 in Pennsylvania:

List of candidates by office

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Governor


Declared candidates

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Declined


Lieutenant Governor


Withdrew

Declined


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State Senate election in Pennsylvania

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See also: Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2014, Pennsylvania state legislative special elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014
Contents
1 State Senate elections in Pennsylvania
1.1 Regularly scheduled elections
1.2 Special elections by date

There are both regularly scheduled elections and special elections scheduled for the Pennsylvania State Senate in 2014.

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Regularly scheduled elections


Elections for the office of Pennsylvania State Senate will consist of a primary election on May 20, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Pennsylvania State Senate:

Pennsylvania State Senate
Party As of April 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 23 Pending
     Republican Party 27 Pending
Total 50 50

List of candidates by district

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District 2District 4District 6District 8District 10District 12District 14District 16District 18District 20District 22District 24District 26District 28District 30District 32District 34District 36District 38District 40District 42District 44District 46District 48District 50

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Special elections by date


March 18, 2014



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State House elections in Pennsylvania

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See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2014, State legislative special elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014
Contents
1 State House elections in Pennsylvania
1.1 Regularly scheduled elections
1.2 Special elections by date

There are both regularly scheduled elections and special elections scheduled for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2014.

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Regularly scheduled elections


Elections for the office of Pennsylvania House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on May 20, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives:

Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Party As of April 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 92 Pending
     Republican Party 111 Pending
Total 203 203

List of candidates by district

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Special elections by date


January 28, 2014



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Statewide ballot measure elections in Pennsylvania

See also: Pennsylvania 2014 ballot measures and 2014 ballot measures

No statewide ballot questions are currently scheduled to appear on the November 2014 ballot in the state of Pennsylvania.

Potential measures


Type Title Subject Description
LRCA General Assembly Amendment Admin of gov't Reduces the size of the General Assembly
LRCA Marriage Amendment Marriage Defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman
LRCA Judicial Qualification Amendment State judiciary Would require that appellate court candidates be screened by a 15-member commission; appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Senate

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Local ballot measure elections in Pennsylvania

See also: Local ballot measures, Pennsylvania and Local ballot measure elections in 2014

Elections by date


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Voting in Pennsylvania

See also: Voting in Pennsylvania

Important voting information

  • Pennsylvania is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.[10][11][12]
  • As of April 2014, Pennsylvania is one of the 35 states that have not implemented online voter registration.

Voting absentee

See also: Absentee voting by state

For information about eligibility, deadlines, military and overseas voting and updates to the voting laws in Pennsylvania, please visit our absentee voting by state page.

Voting early

See also: Early voting

Pennsylvania is one of seven states that do not have any form of early voting.[89]

Elections Performance Index

See also: Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index

Pennsylvania ranked 27th out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in the Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index (EPI), based on the 2010 elections. The EPI examines election administration performance and assigns an average percentage score based on 17 indicators of election performance. These indicators were chosen to in order to determine both the convenience and integrity of these three phases of an election: registration, voting and counting. Pennsylvania received an overall score of 64%.[90]

See also

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