Important Dates

The general election is November 3, 2020. Click here for more information.
Are you registered to vote? Register here by October 19, 2020.
All voters have the option to vote by mail. Request a mail-in ballot by October 27, 2020.
The deadline to return your voted absentee or mail-in ballot is 8:00 p.m, on November 3, 2020.

 

Election News


Supreme Court Rules State ‘Faithless Elector’ Laws Constitutional

Posted on July 6, 2020

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld Monday state laws that remove or fine Electoral College delegates who refuse to cast their votes for the presidential candidate they were pledged to support. The vote was unanimous.

“The Constitution’s text and the nation’s history both support allowing a state to enforce an elector’s pledge to support his party’s nominee — and the state voters’ choice — for President,” Justice Elena Kagan wrote for the court.

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Threats to Democracy

Is our Goverment Still for the People?

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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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