A primary election is one in which members of the political parties (in this case the Democrats and the Republicans) vote on which candidates they want to see on the ballot for the general election on Nov. 6.
Pennsylvania primaries are closed, which means if you aren’t a registered Democrat or Republican, you’ll have to wait until November to make your voice heard.
Voters will elect the Republican challenger to senator Bob Casey, the Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania Attorney General, and the Republican candidate for Auditor General.
Not to mention a symbolic vote for a Republican presidential nominee and a selection of local National Convention delegates for both parties.
- Ambler 1: , 245 Race St.
- Ambler 2: , 45 Forest Ave
- Ambler 3: , 16 E. Park Ave.
- Lower Gwynedd 1-1: Foukleways at Gwynedd, 1120 Meetinghouse Road
- Lower Gwynedd 1-2: Church of the Messiah, 1001 Dekalb Pike
- Lower Gwynedd 1-3: , 1325 Summneytown Pike
- Lower Gwynedd 1-4: Bethlehem Baptist Church, 712 Penllyn Pike and Dager Road
- Lower Gwynedd 2-1: , 11130 N. Bethlehem Pike
- Lower Gwynedd 2-2: , 601 Knight Road
- Whitpain 1: , 1930 Skippack Pike
- Whitpian 2: , Phys. Ed Building, 340 Dekalb Pike
- Whitpain 3: , 801 Symphony Lane
- Whitpain 4: , 351 W. Skippack Pike
- Whitpain 5: , 650 W. Skippack Pike
- Whitpain 6: , 1501 Narcissa Road
- Whitpain 7: , 750 Skippack Pike
- Whitpain 8: , 960 Wentz Road
- Whitpain 9: , 1298 Skippack Pike
- Whitpain 10: , 1499 Dekalb Pike
- Whitpain 11: , 1721 Yost Road
- Whitpain 12: Normandy Farms, 9000 Twin Silo Drive
Polls will be open at 7 a.m. and stay open until 8 p.m. If there’s a long line at the end of the day, and you’re worried your polling place will close before you get a chance to vote, have no fear. Polling places are required to stay open and allow anyone who was in line by 8 p.m. to vote.
According to the folks at the Board of Elections, the busiest time for polls is before and after work and at lunchtime. If you go at these times, you may have some lines to contend with. If you’re able, try to go between 9 a.m. and noon or between 2 and 5 p.m. There are no guarantees, but these are typically the least busy times at the polls.