It’s Primary Election Day — will you vote?

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. today for Primary Election Day.  Our polling station in Polish Hill is Rosary Hall, in the basement of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.  If you’re registered to vote, and it’s at all possible to get to the polling station, we hope that you will vote.  Allegheny County elections chief Mark Wolosik predicted that 25 percent of registered Democrats and Republicans will vote in their respective primaries.

In a test of Pennsylvania’s new voter identification law, voters will be asked for the first time to show photo ID at the polls, although those without it will still be able to vote. The exact rules are unfinished, but valid forms of ID may include a driver’s licence, U.S. passport, military and government identification, or a current photo ID from Pennsylvania colleges or senior centers.

Post offices and liquor stores are open, and garbage is being collected in Pittsburgh.  All Allegheny County courts and offices are closed, except the elections division and the controller’s office.  City offices are open but city council will not meet until Wednesday.

For more about this primary election, see the article in today’s Post-Gazette.