Pennsylvania polls open, high turnout expected

The Associated Press

Election Day in Pennsylvania is under way amid expectations for relatively high midterm election turnout.

Polls opened at 7 a.m. Tuesday and will close at 8 p.m.

Pennsylvania voters will decide who occupies the governor’s office for four years and help determine control of Congress the next two years under Republican President Donald Trump.

This year, 8.6 million people are registered to vote, a record midterm election high for Pennsylvania.

Topping the ballot are Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and Republican challenger Scott Wagner, and Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and Republican challenger Lou Barletta, a congressman.

Meanwhile, Pennsylvania voters fill a wave of open U.S. House seats and settle contests in districts with boundaries newly redrawn under court order.