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Election day is on November 6. The deadline to register to vote in Pennsylvania is October 9. The deadline to get an absentee ballot is October 30th. Register to vote here. Find additional information at votespa.com.

 

Election News


Lt. Governor Nominee Jeff Bartos Talks Jobs, Free Speech At Penn State

Posted on September 18, 2018

The Republican nominee for Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor, Jeff Bartos, held a town hall at Penn State on Monday.

Dozens of students attended and raised questions on balancing the state budget and lowering taxes while maintaining social welfare programs. They also touched on issues including free speech on college campuses and sanctuary cities. The Q&A lasted about an hour.

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Obama To Stump For Democrats In Philadelphia Rally

Posted on September 14, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama’s stops on the mid-term campaign trail will run through Philadelphia.
The state Democratic Party said Obama will headline a Sept. 21 rally in Philadelphia to boost the re-election campaigns of Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, but also other down-ballot races that Democrats are contesting.

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New U.S. Congressional Districts in Pennsylvania

On February 19, 2018, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued new district lines for the U.S. Congressional districts of Pennsylvania. The court reasoned that the new district lines are more geographically compact, moving away from the district lines that were thought to be gerrymandered. Take a look at the new map compared to the old map, along with explanations of what the changes mean for our area.

Pennsylvania Congressional District Map 2013

Old congressional districts

Pennsylvania Congressional District Map 2018

New court-mandated districts for 2018 elections

 

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Threats to Democracy

Is our Goverment Still for the People?

Gerrymandering

Should legislators be allowed to choose their voters?

Low Voter Turnout

Why is voter turnout so low in the United States and does it matter?

Money in Politics

Does money influence elections?

 

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Election Resources

Your vote matters! As a Pennsylvania voter you will be asked to choose a U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, State Attorney General, State Auditor General, and State Treasurer. We know these offices are important, but what do they actually do? How does each affect you? Kickstart your learning by watching this series of short videos.

 

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Get Out and Vote

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Find your Elected Officials, how to contact them, bills they’ve introduced, committees they serve on, and political contributions they’ve received.

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