Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf today issued a Writ of Election setting a date of March 13, 2018 for a special election to fill Pennsylvania’s vacant 18th Congressional District:
TO THE SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH, THE COUNTY BOARDS OF ELECTION OF THE COUNTIES OF ALLEGHENY, GREENE, WASHINGTON AND WESTMORELAND, GREETINGS:
WHEREAS, in consequence of the October 21, 2017 resignation of the Honorable Tim Murphy, who was elected a Member of the One Hundred Fifteenth Congress of the United States for the Eighteenth Congressional District of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as said district is established by law, a vacancy exists in the representation of the Commonwealth in the House of Representatives of the Congress of the United States:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Tom Wolf, Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in pursuance of the provisions of the Constitution
of the United States and of Section 627 of the Act of the June 3, 1937 (P.L. 1333, No. 320), as amended, 25 P.S. § 2777, do issue this Writ of Election commanding you to do your respective duties according to law and to hold a special election in the said Eighteenth Congressional District of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on
TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2018
for the election of a Representative in the House of Representatives of the Congress of the United States to fill the vacancy aforesaid. And you are hereby required and enjoined to give lawful notice of the cause and conduct of said special election, and make return thereof in the manner and form as by law directed and required.
GIVEN under my hand and the Great Seal of the State, at the City of Harrisburg, this twenty-third day of October in the year of our Lord, two thousand and seventeen, and of our Commonwealth the two hundred and forty-second.