HARRISBURG (AP) – The state Senate’s ranking member says PA may need to postpone its primary election next year because of late-arriving data from the U.S. Census Bureau that’s necessary to redraw legislative and congressional districts. Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman said it’ll be difficult to redraw district boundaries quickly enough to give would-be candidates time to make decisions about running. Next year’s PA primary election is scheduled for May 17, 2022. The state House and Senate will hold a joint committee hearing Wednesday on the impact of the delay. The U.S. Census Bureau said it won’t deliver the data until the end of September. Officials blamed operational delays caused by the pandemic.

SEN. JAKE CORMAN