Tuesday June 2 is primary election day in Pennsylvania. Polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Today, the direct primary, which originated in Crawford County in 1842, is used by every state in the Union in some form or other to determine who will be on the November ballot. Though other parties and independent candidates can get on the ballot in November, the United States has become basically a two-party system. The primary election usually has a lower voter turnout than their November counterpart. Polling places will be taking COVID-19 precautions for voter safety.
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