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Revision as of 14:03, 17 January 2014

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2013


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:

On the 2014 ballot
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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 - competed in the May 20, 2014 primary, with Wolf emerging as the victor.[3][4][5][6] Conservative activist Bob Guzzardi was mentioned as a potential primary opponent of Governor Corbett.[7][8] Guzzardi filed for the Republican primary and initially survived a challenge to his campaign's signatures, but the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ultimately removed him from the ballot.[9][10]

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 take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014. The general election will be held 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 take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014. The general election will be held 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 has a closed primary system, in which the selection of a party's candidates in a primary election is limited to registered members of that party.

Voter registration: Pending

See also: Pennsylvania elections, 2014

Incumbent: N/A

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 October 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


Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

1st Congressional District

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

2nd Congressional District

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

3rd Congressional District

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Withdrew from race


4th Congressional District

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

5th Congressional District

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Did not run


6th Congressional District

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Withdrew prior to primary


7th Congressional District

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

8th Congressional District

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

9th Congressional District

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

10th Congressional District

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Independent Third Party Candidates

11th Congressional District

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Declined to run


12th Congressional District

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Withdrew

Declined to run

13th Congressional District

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Withdrew

14th Congressional District

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results
Democratic Party Democratic Primary

15th Congressional District

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results
Republican Party Republican Primary

16th Congressional District

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

17th Congressional District

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

18th Congressional District

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results
Republican Party Republican Primary

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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

Note: The following list of candidates is not official and will continue to be updated until the 2014 candidate filing deadline. Candidates will be added as we come across them prior to the deadline. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

Governor


General election

Governor candidates are listed first, followed by lieutenant governor candidates after the slash.
Republican Party Tom Corbett/Jim Cawley - Incumbents[46]
Democratic Party Tom Wolf/Mike Stack[47]
Independent (Write-in) Tom Lineaweaver[48][49][50]

Failed to qualify

Gubernatorial

Green Party Paul Glover - Community organizer[51][52]
Libertarian Party Ken Krawchuk - Information technology entrepreneur and 2002 Libertarian candidate for governor[53][52]

Lieutenant gubernatorial

Libertarian Party Henry Haller - businessman[54]
Green Party Wendy Lynne Lee - professor[55]

Lost in the primary

Gubernatorial

Democratic Party Allyson Schwartz - U.S. House Rep., 13th District
Democratic Party Kate McGinty - Former Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Secretary[56]
Democratic Party Rob McCord - Pennsylvania State Treasurer[57]

Lieutenant gubernatorial

Democratic Party Mark Critz - Former U.S. Rep[58]
Democratic Party Brad Koplinski - Harrisburg city councilman[59]
Democratic Party Mark Smith - Bradford County Commissioner[60]
Democratic Party Brandon Neuman - State Representative[61][62]

Removed from ballot

Republican Party Bob Guzzardi - Conservative activist[63][64]

Withdrawn

Gubernatorial

Democratic Party Ed Pawlowski - Mayor of Allentown, Pennsylvania[65][66][67]
Democratic Party H. Scott Conklin - State House rep.[68][69]
Democratic Party Jo Ellen Litz - Lebanon County Commissioner[70][71]
Democratic Party Josh Shapiro - Chairman, Montgomery County Board of Commissioners[56][49]
Democratic Party Max Myers - Cumberland County minister[4][49]
Democratic Party Jack Wagner - former Pennsylvania Auditor General and a former member of the Pennsylvania State Senate[72][73]
Democratic Party John Hanger - Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Secretary[4][74]

Lieutenant gubernatorial

Democratic Party Mike Crossey - President of the Pennsylvania State Education Association[75][76]
Democratic Party Brenda Alton - Harrisburg's Parks and Recreation director[77]
Democratic Party John Wozniak - State Senator[78]
Democratic Party Larry Farnese - State Senator[79]
Democratic Party John Galloway - State representative[80]
Democratic Party John Morganelli - Northampton County District Attorney[81]
Democratic Party Jay Paterno - nonprofit executive and son of famous football coach Joe Paterno[82][83]

Declined

Gubernatorial

Republican Party Bruce Castor - Montgomery County Commissioner[84]
Democratic Party Mike Stack - State Senator[56][85]
Democratic Party Bob Casey, Jr. - U.S. Senator[86]
Democratic Party Joe Sestak - Former U.S. Rep, 7th District (2007-2011)[65]

Lieutenant gubernatorial

Democratic Party Margo Davidson - state representative[87]

Lieutenant Governor


General election

Failed to qualify

Lost in the primary

Withdrawn

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 take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014. The general election will be held 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 October 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 23 Pending
     Republican Party 27 Pending
Total 50 50

List of candidates by district

Note: Pending once the filing deadline occurs in 2014.

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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 take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014. The general election will be held 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 October 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 91 Pending
     Republican Party 111 Pending
     Vacancy 1 Pending
Total 203 203

List of candidates by district

Note: Pending once the filing deadline occurs in 2014.

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Special elections by date


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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


Click below for more information about local ballot measure elections on:


...click here for all 2014 Pennsylvania local measures.

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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.
  • As of October 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.[111]

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.[112]

See also

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