Voting Begins in Contra Costa County For June 2018 Primary Election

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Early voting for five primary runoff elections in southern Denton County begins on Monday. Hours for early voting will be from 8:30 a.m.to 5 p.m.

Races headed to a runoff include: County Commissioner Precinct 4 (R), District Clerk (R), Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 (R), Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 (R), and State Representative District 64 (D). A primary election such as the state has not seen in many years is June 26, and its outcome will do much to determine the state's direction in the decade ahead.

Pennsylvania voters have a lot to think about when they hit the polls for Tuesday's primary, including a hotly contested Republican primary for governor.

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Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey is running for a third six-year term in office and the son of the late former governor is uncontested in the primary.

Four candidates are running in the Republican Primary for lieutenant governor: Kathy Coder, a businesswoman from Allegheny County; Washington County Commissioner Diana Irey Vaughan; Jeff Bartos, a real estate developer; and Peg Luksik, a pro-life activist from Cambria County.

Also in the Primary Runoff on the Democratic ticket are candidates for Governor: Andrew White and Lupe Valdez. Each county gets to pick its own candidates, however, so in a Congressional race that spans multiple counties, different people could be selected for the county line. Halfmoon Township is the only township in the county that isn't completely in one district - residents to the west are in the 15th and those in the eastern half are in the 12th.

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Democratic voters can vote for up to four male candidates and up to four female candidates for the state Democratic Committee.

Under Pennsylvania's new congressional map - which was drawn by the state Supreme Court after the court ruled the old map was unconstitutionally gerrymandered - the 6th District includes all of Chester County and part of Berks County.

Polling place locations and official voter information can be found on the County's web site.

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