FILE PHOTO: A voter casts his ballot on primary election day, Tuesday, May 16, 2017 in Chambersburg. (Photo: Markell DeLoatch, Public Opinion)
(Harrisburg) — Pennsylvania voters will decide who occupies the governor’s office for four years and help determine control of Congress the next two years under President Donald Trump.
Today’s election comes amid expectations for relatively high midterm election turnout. This year, 8.6 million people are registered to vote, a record midterm election high for the state.
Pennsylvania’s highest midterm turnout in the last 20 years was in 2006, when it was 50 percent. Polls are open 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Topping the ballot are Democratic Governor Tom Wolf and Republican challenger Scott Wagner, and Democratic U.S. Senator Bob Casey and Republican challenger Lou Barletta, a congressman.
Meanwhile, Pennsylvania voters fill a wave of open U.S. House seats and settle contests in districts with boundaries newly redrawn under court order.
Check out our central Pennsylvania Voter Guide and join WITF for live coverage beginning at 8:00 p.m. Our journalists will be reporting from candidates’ headquarters and Elizabethtown College Political Science professor Fletcher McClellan will provide studio analysis as the votes are tallied.