Harrisburg church wants souls to get to the polls

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The clergy of Harrisburg is coming together to remind people to vote in Tuesday's Primary Election.

It's called "Souls to the Polls."

The event was held at Bethel AME Church in Harrisburg.  It gave people a chance to hear from some of the candidates before election day.

They are not only pushing for city officers but county and township post, too.

Those involved with the church say this event is a great way to bring together the faith community with Greater Harrisburg.

Reverend Micah Sims wants people to know that this election is just as important as the rest.

Sims says, "There is no off year, because what ends up happening is people who are elected in these type of elections, Magisterial District Judges and City Council people...these are the people you are going to see more often than you're going to see the Congressman or the Senator or the President.  So, this is not an off year election.  This is an important year election to make sure Harrisburg turns into the great place it once was."

Bethel AME Church hosts events similar to this one for local elections.