PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Today is Pennsylvania’s turn to head to the polls for the primary election.
Today’s vote includes some congressional races and the presidential primary.
Excitement has been dwindling in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. In the weeks leading up to the primary, Rick Santorum suspended his campaign, making Mitt Romney the favorite to win both today’s primary and the nomination overall.
As a result, a low voter turnout is expected. The Allegheny County Elections Division said they are expecting only about 25 percent of registered voters to vote.
It is important to note that Allegheny County courts and offices are closed, but post offices will remain open.
Today’s primary will also serve as a test for a new voter identification law.
When the law goes into effect in November, it will require voters to bring photo identification with them. Since today is only a test, voters will only need to show photo identification is they are voting at a new polling location.
The polls are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.