(HARRISBURG) – Senate Majority Leader Joe Pittman (R-41) has issued the following statement regarding moving PA’s primary date:
“We have tried to advance a new primary date out of respect for the Jewish holiday. Those efforts have clearly not been successful and the window to make any change is rapidly closing given the House actions this week.”
On September 20, a bill to move the date of Pennsylvania’s 2024 primary election up by five weeks to March 19, was approved by the Senate with a bipartisan vote of 45-2. Under existing law, Pennsylvania’s 2024 primary election would take place on April 23.