PA Chamber Encourages Members to Exercise Right to Vote This Primary Election

Tomorrow, May 17, is Primary Election Day in Pennsylvania, and candidates seeking nominations for a number of important state and federal positions will be on the ballot. Tomorrow, voters can make their picks for their respective party’s nominees for US Senate, Governor, Congress, and state house and half of the state senate.  Candidates for congress and the state legislature will be running in newly drawn districts based on 2020 census data as required every ten years by the Pennsylvania and US Constitutions. Click here to see the new maps and read district descriptions.

The decisions we make in our Pennsylvania primary and general elections could affect the Commonwealth’s economic health for years to come.  The PA Chamber is urging our members to fulfil their civic duty and exercise their right to vote.

Coinciding with the Primary Election is a Special Election for Pennsylvania’s 5th Senatorial District, which includes parts of Philadelphia County.  ChamberPAC, the political arm of the PA Chamber has endorsed Sam Oropeza to fill the vacant seat.   In a press release announcing the endorsement,  PA Chamber President and CEO Gene Barr noted that Oropeza will be “a strong voice in Harrisburg for policies that will help grow the Commonwealth’s economy and foster job creation.”  ChamberPAC is urging residents of the 5th Senate District to vote for Oropeza in the Special Election.

Polls throughout the Commonwealth will be open on Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you voted by absentee or mail-in ballot, your voted ballot must be received by your county board of elections by 8:00 p.m. on May 17. For more information on the Primary Election, including how to locate your polling location, visit


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