A sign directs voters to a polling place for the 2021 primary on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. (Source: Tim Stuhldreher)
A sign directs voters to a polling place for the 2021 primary on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. (Source: Tim Stuhldreher)

Headlines:

Polls open on Election Day; experts say school controversies could drive turnout: Municipal elections usually see 20% to 25% turnout, but battles over curriculum and school mask mandates could heighten voter interest. (Source: Fox 43)

Accessing local campaign finance reports isn't easy: While some counties post records online, others require Right-to-Know requests. Online access should be the norm, the Pennsylvania News Media Association's media law counsel says. (Source: Spotlight PA)

Winners in judge elections likely to face major cases: Upcoming cases in the state's appellate court system include suits over abortion, education funding and elections.  (Source: WITF)

State employees offered paid leave for Covid-19 vaccination: Gov. Wolf's administration says  employees fully vaccinated by the end of the year can receive 5 days of paid time off. Treasurer Stacy Garrity called the plan fiscally irresponsible, saying it will cost up to $105 million. (Source: WGAL)

National/world roundup: Virginia gubernatorial race comes down to the wire. (Source: AP) White House unveils plan to reduce methane emissions. (Source: UPI) Supreme Court weighs federalism questions in Texas abortion case. (Source: NPR) Jesse Jackson hospitalized after fall. (Source: CBS News)

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