Primary hopefuls put in final day of campaigning

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Candidates for elected posts including a seat on a state appellate court and mayor’s offices in several cities are making their final pitches on the last full day before the Pennsylvania primary.

Tuesday’s balloting is mostly limited to Democratic and Republican voters, who will choose party nominees for the Nov. 5 general election. Political observers predict only one in five registered voters will cast ballots.

The most closely watched races include Philadelphia’s Democratic primary for city controller and contested mayoral nominations in Pittsburgh, Scranton, Harrisburg and York. The only statewide competition is for the Democratic nomination to Superior Court.

With the state’s voter-identification law pending in the state Supreme Court, voters will be asked to show a photo ID but allowed to vote even if they do not have one.

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