Released: April 8, 2022
Because there will be no referenda questions on the May 17 ballots, there will be only Democratic and Republican party primary ballots in Delaware County. Under the law, that means ballots will not be issued to voters who are registered as independents or with other political parties.
So far in Delaware County, 3,185 voters who are not registered Democratic or Republican applied for a vote-by-mail ballot (mail-in or absentee) for the May 17 Primary. Delaware County Elections is sending letters to the voters who applied by mail, and the Pennsylvania Department of State is sending emails to the voters who applied online, to inform these voters that they will not receive ballots for the May 17 Primary.
Voters can update their registrations, including changing party affiliations, through May 2, 2022 for the May 17 Primary. Any independent/third-party voter who previously requested a vote-by-mail ballot and then changes affiliation to either the Republican or Democratic parties may then vote in person in their home precinct on Election Day, or they may apply again to vote with a mail-in or absentee ballot.
The 2022 Primary ballots will have candidates competing for the nominations for U.S. Senator, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, U.S. Representative, State Senator (in even-numbered districts), and State Representative; and elections of party officers.