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Polls close in Pa. primary election

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

The polls are closed in Pennsylvania's primary election and now the counting begins.
    
Most of Wednesday's voting was to determine Democratic and Republican nominees for the November 5 general election.

Officials said turnout was around 20 percent.

Most candidates on the ballot are up for municipal offices. The only statewide office on the ballot is for Superior Court Judge.

Harrisburg has a heated democratic mayoral primary between four candidates, incumbent Linda Thompson, City Controller Dan Miller, business owner Eric Papenfuse and longtime city resident Lewis Butts.

According to a Susquehanna Polling and Research poll conducted for abc27 News, Miller and Papenfuse would have received 30 percent of the vote each if the election were held on May 9 and 10. Thompson would have received 13 percent and Butts one percent.

In Dauphin County, voters were asked to pick candidates for a judge's seat in the Court of Common Pleas. Democrat Anne Gingrich-Cornick and Republicans Bill Tully and Fran Chardo were all listed on both sides of the ballot.

In York County, a special election will fill a seat in the state House of Representatives that was vacated by former Rep. Eugene DePasquale when he was elected Pennsylvania auditor general in November.

For election results, visit http://www.abc27.com/category/200274/election-2013-vote-results

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