Election Day in Pennsylvania — a big day for high court


HARRISBURG — It's Election Day — an important day for Pennsylvania's highest court.

Voters are deciding Tuesday which of seven candidates should fill an unprecedented three open seats on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. They also are settling races for a pair of open seats on the mid-level state appellate courts and many races for local judgeships, school boards and municipal offices.

Campaign contributors have poured about $11.5 million into the Supreme Court campaign, with most of it going to the Democratic candidates. If they capture all three seats, they would lock in a majority for at least the next 10 years that could potentially influence the next legislative redistricting.

The weather forecast calls for sunny skies and temperatures around 70 degrees.

The polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.