By Cherri Gregg

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The deadline to register to vote in Pennsylvania’s May primary is fast approaching.

“The deadline is Monday, April 22nd,” says Committee of 70 Policy Director Ellen Kaplan.

That may seem far away, but it gives voters just 20 days to get those applications in. She says April 22nd is also the deadline for name changes, as well as any changes to party affiliations, which is important in a primary election.

“Registered Democrats vote for Democratic candidates. Registered Republicans vote for Republican candidates. Minority candidates are not on a ballot in a primary.”

The primary is set for May 21st, when Philadelphia voters will be able to cast ballots for judges, controller and district attorney. Kaplan advises voters to get paper applications in as soon as possible. Applications are available at

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