Pennsylvania - Open Primaries
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Primary Elections State By State



  • Democratic congressional and state primaries: closed
  • Republican congressional and state primaries: closed
  • Democratic Presidential primary: closed
  • Republican Presidential primary: closed


Primary Type Definitions



  • Voters may or may not choose to affiliate with a political party, however, affiliation with a party is required to vote in primary elections.
  • 13% of Pennsylvania voters are registered as unaffiliated or "other". 


Details of voting in congressional and state primary elections:

  • Voters must affiliate with a party in order to vote in that party's primary.
  • Voter registration closes 30 days before the primary election.