Primary elections 2022: How to vote, return your ballot and see results today

A polling place in East Liberty for the May 21, 2019 primary election. (Photo by Ryan Loew/PublicSource)

Open-seat primaries will decide Republican and Democratic nominees for important federal and state offices.

by Charlie Wolfson, PublicSource

Polls are open for the 2022 primary elections today until 8 p.m., and voters have until that time to return mail-in ballots to the county elections office Downtown. 

Federal and state offices are on the ballot and today’s contests determine party nominees for the crucial midterm elections in November. Here is what you need to know about participating in this election:

Can I vote today?

Only voters registered as Democrats or Republicans can vote in the primaries. Independent voters cannot participate.

Where and when can I vote?

Use this website to find out where your polling place is. Polls will be open until 8 p.m. As long as you are in line by 8 p.m., you can vote. 

What if I haven’t returned my mail-in ballot?

Ballots must be received by the county by 8 p.m. today to be counted — no exceptions. If you put it in the mail today, it will not be counted.

Voters can deliver their mail-in ballots to the County Office Building at 542 Forbes Ave. A voter can only deliver their own ballot, not one belonging to anyone else. 

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