Election 2022

Voting is the way we as citizens of the United States and its component states, counties and cities express our opinions and preferences. We are periodically asked to mark our ballots for candidates for various offices and to weigh in on proposals to change or enact laws, impose new taxes and many other kinds of questions. Voting is the cornerstone of our democratic process.

COMMENTARY

Pa. voters must prioritize clean energy, environmental issues in Tuesday’s primaries | Opinion

BY: - May 16, 2022

We must make sure our votes support candidates who are focused on protecting the Commonwealth's future.

Voter Registration Update: Pa. GOP further narrows Dems’ registration edge

BY: - May 16, 2022

These are concerning numbers for Pennsylvania Democrats. The party must find a way to pick up the pace, especially in the vote-rich Southeast.

COMMENTARY

What’s on the ballot Tuesday? A choice between fact and conspiracy | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 16, 2022

If the GOP is looking for someone to blame for the erosion of our politics, it can start with the mirror.

COMMENTARY

Want to win the culture war? Choose your words wisely | Opinion

BY: - May 16, 2022

Democrats have every opportunity to occupy the high ground -- especially if the message is disciplined.

Pa. Lt. Gov., Senate candidate Fetterman has stroke; says he expects to make full recovery

BY: - May 15, 2022

Pennsylvania’s leading Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, was admitted to a Lancaster hospital after suffering a stroke, he said in a statement. In a statement released on Sunday afternoon, Fetterman said he’d had a stroke caused by a clot from his “heart being in an A-fib rhythm for too long.” The […]

Primary Preview: Here’s who’s running for Pa. governor

BY: - May 15, 2022

One Democrat and seven Republicans are vying to replace term-limited Gov. Tom Wolf.

Election Day is May 17. Here’s a look at who’s running for U.S. Senate, Lt. Gov. in Pa.

BY: and - May 15, 2022

With GOP U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey retiring from public office, Democrats see this as one of the few chances to gain a seat and build on what’s now a narrow majority in the upper chamber.

Days before election, Trump endorses Mastriano in Pa.’s GOP governor primary

BY: - May 14, 2022

(*This story was updated at 10:38 a.m. to include comment from Republican governor candidate Lou Barletta. It was updated again at 11:20 am to include comment from Sen. Doug Mastriano.) Former President Donald Trump has endorsed state Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Frankin, in Pennsylvania’s high-stakes primary for governor, dealing a potentially fatal blow to establishment Republicans […]

State officials report more than 910k requests for mail-in, absentee ballots | Five for the Weekend

BY: - May 14, 2022

State election officials are reminding voter who voted or plan to vote via mail-in ballot, to return ballots to their county board of elections as soon as possible.

Hart ends gubernatorial bid, endorses Barletta in GOP primary

BY: - May 13, 2022

Melissa Hart, a former state senator and GOP gubernatorial candidate, announced at a press conference in Harrisburg on Friday that she would suspend her campaign and Barletta, a former member of congress and the elected mayor of Hazleton in Luzerne County

‘Bans off our bodies’ rally planned for Pennsylvania, nationwide

BY: - May 13, 2022

The “Bans Off Our Bodies” event organized by Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania, Planned Parenthood Keystone, and Planned Parenthood Western Pennsylvania will join nationwide efforts to defend abortion access on Saturday at 1 p.m. on the Capitol steps.

Corman ends GOP governor bid; endorses Barletta in effort to halt Mastriano

BY: - May 12, 2022

The top-ranking Republican in the Pennsylvania Senate dropped his faltering bid for governor on Thursday, urging GOP voters to coalesce around former U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, as establishment Republicans frantically work to head off a primary win by an insurgent candidate whom they view as unelectable. “I’m putting party first and supporting someone who can […]

Election 2022

Voting is the way we as citizens of the United States and its component states, counties and cities express our opinions and preferences. We are periodically asked to mark our ballots for candidates for various offices and to weigh in on proposals to change or enact laws, impose new taxes and many other kinds of questions. Voting is the cornerstone of our democratic process.

Deadlines

May 2

Deadline to register to vote in the primary

May 10

Applications for a mail-in or absentee ballot must be received by your county election board by 5pm

May 17

Primary Election. Voted Ballots must be received by your county election office by 8pm

Voter Guide

See what’s on your ballot, check your voter registration, and locate your polling place at vote411.org, provided by the League of Women Voters Education Fund.

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