Updated: 8:25 p.m.
Go vote, Pittsburgh.
Today, you get the chance to decide which candidates will be on the ballot in November.
Polls open at 7 a.m. for primary elections in Allegheny County, and voting ends at 8 p.m. Don’t know your polling place or who’s on the ballot? Check out our Procrastinator’s Guide to Allegheny County’s May 16 primary and, if you need it, our Procrastinator’s Guide to the Pittsburgh mayoral race.
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Nearly three hours in and it’s “been relatively quiet, although we have dealt with a few issues that are typical for any Election Day,” said Amie Downs, Allegheny County spokeswoman. So far:
- Several election workers didn’t show up to the Roosevelt Arms polling place, Downtown. The Judge of Elections left to call replacements, so no one could vote until the judge came back. Voters used emergency ballots from 7:30 a.m. until about 8.
- The polling place at the Freedom Light Center in Pleasant Hills wasn’t open on time, but an emergency contact opened it, and voters used emergency ballots until then.
- In Wilkinsburg 1-6, the Judge of Elections didn’t show up and the sheriff went to the judge’s home to get the case. Emergency ballots were used and the machines are now ready. Per TribLive, the judge was in jail, but details as to why weren’t available.
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