Midterm elections will be held on November 6th, just under two weeks from today. Your vote matters, so don’t miss this opportunity to make your voice heard! Here’s some information to help you prepare.
Do you need information on voting in Pennsylvania? Use VotesPA, the state’s official voter information website, to check your voter registration, view the new congressional districts, and apply for an absentee ballot. You can also find your polling place and learn your voting rights. This website is run by the Pennsylvania Department of State.
Are you trying to decide who will get your vote? There are many different websites out there that can help you make your decision. Balletopedia, is a non-profit, non-partisan encyclopedia that lets you preview your ballot, including candidates and special election questions. In addition, the League of Woman Voters runs Vote411 which allows you to use your address to not only view a sample ballot of the election, but also learn more about the candidates that will appear on your ballot.
If you’re a first-time voter or if you’re voting at a new polling place, read VotesPA’s guide for first-time voters.
Do you want to vote but won’t be able to make it to the polls? Remember that October 30th is the last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot. You can apply for an absentee ballot here.
Fair and honest elections are the foundation of our country; if you see something worrisome or unusual on Election Day, you can and should report it. You can find out more information and access the online form here.
If you have any questions about the election, the library staff is here to help! Stop by the desk and we’ll be happy to help you find an answer.