Three in 10 Pennsylvanians vote in the primary election

Fewer than 3 in 10 registered Republican and Democratic voters in Pennsylvania cast ballots in the state’s 2024 presidential primary, according to unofficial data compiled by PoliticsPA.

Combining data available from county elections and/or the PA Department of State websites, 28 percent of eligible registered members of those parties turned out on Tuesday.

Topping the list were five smaller Commonwealth counties – Clarion (37.83%), Forest (37.58%), Sullivan (36.11%), Cameron (36.02%) and Wyoming (34.55%). .

Of the counties with more than 100,000 registered Republican or Democratic voters, six exceeded the 30 percent mark – Cumberland, Bucks, Allegheny, Butler, Westmoreland and Dauphin. Each of these counties had well-publicized primaries for voters to consider, including congressional races in PA-01, PA-10, PA-12 and PA-14, while Butler had a contested primary for the state House of Representatives.

Janelle Stelson outperformed five other contenders for the Democratic congressional nomination in PA-10 in Cumberland and Dauphin; Rep. Summer Lee (D-12) defeated Bhavini Patel win the Democratic nomination in Allegheny County’s PA-12, while Westmoreland’s PA-14 states Chris Dziados in the lead Ken Bach.

In the (*10*) largest county, Philadelphia, turnout was just 20.51% of Republicans and Democrats.

CORRECTION: The previous post showed a bar chart showing turnout that included all registered voters in the county. This chart shows only those Republicans and Democrats eligible to vote in the primary election.

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