Pennsylvania elections, 2013

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1 2013 elections
1.1 Special elections
1.2 Special elections by State House District
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


Pennsylvania election information for 2013 is listed below.

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2013 elections

Special elections

See also: Pennsylvania state legislative special elections, 2013.

There were two special elections scheduled in 2013 for the state of Pennsylvania.

Special elections by State House District

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Matthew Smith (D) was elected to the Pennsylvania State Senate on November 6, 2012, and resigned from his seat in the House. A special election was called for May 21, which Dan Miller won. Nominees will be chosen by parties, not through a primary.[1][2]

Related: See election results here.

Eugene DePasquale (D) was elected as Pennsylvania Auditor on November 6, 2012, and resigned from his seat before he was sworn-in in January 2013. A special election was called for May 21, which Kevin Schreiber won. Nominees will be chosen by parties, not through a primary.[2][3][4][5]

Related: See election results here.

Voting in Pennsylvania

See also: Voting in Pennsylvania
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Important voting information

  • Pennsylvania uses a closed primary system, meaning voters must register with a party to be able to vote in their primary election.
  • The deadline for registering to vote is 28 days before an election.
  • As of October 2014, Pennsylvania is one of the 35 states that have not implemented online voter registration. Pennsylvania has a bill pending in the 2013 legislative session which would authorize online voter registration. On April 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania State Senate passed the bill. It now moves to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.[6][7]

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

Pennsylvania is one of seven states that do not have any form of early voting.[8]

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 2012 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 percent.[9]

See also

References