Voters get an early start on Pa. Primary Day

'It’s important to just come out every time you have to vote.'

Tim Jimenez
May 15, 2018 - 10:06 am
Voters get an early start on Primary Day at the Springfield Township building

Tim Jimenez-KYW Newsradio

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SPRINGFIELD, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Tuesday is Primary Day in Pennsylvania, and the polls are open until 8 p.m.

The doors opened at the Springfield Township building when voting started at 7 a.m. Dozens of people made their way in to cast their ballots before work.

There is a lot to sort through, because redistricting in Pennsylvania has changed the political landscape. Delaware County is now part of a revamped 5th Congressional District. There are a lot of candidates to choose, and voter Allen Hoffman says he had to do some studying.

"Most of the candidates were relatively unknown," Hoffman said. "There were some who came by the house and talked."

Pat Kery went into the booth with one thing at the front of her mind: “There are hardly any women in Washington.”

In fact, there are no women in Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation.

Voter Mike Paytas said he's “more concerned with the welfare of the rest of the world, not just our community.”

Paytas got his vote in early so he could set an example for his young son, who came with him before school. 

"It’s important to just come out every time you have to vote," he said, "and I don’t know why more people don’t do it."

And Paytas dressed his son appropriately. "He’s wearing an American flag soccer shirt and American flag shorts.”