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.

Lehigh County DA to monitor ballot drop-off boxes for violators

BY: - April 27, 2022

Voters could face charges for delivering more than one ballot, Lehigh County's top prosecutor has said.

Still a topic in 2022, here’s what GOP U.S. Senate candidates say about certification, moving on

BY: - April 27, 2022

Republican candidates faced questions this week about whether their party should move on from the 2020 election and if they would have voted to certify Pennsylvania's Electoral College results, confirming now-President Joe Biden's victory against former President Donald Trump.

COMMENTARY

Beware the slow motion coup. Here’s how you can stand up for democracy | Robert Reich

BY: - April 27, 2022

Volunteer to be a poll worker or join a campaign. From school boards to secretaries of state, every position matters.

A top Pa. Senate Republican has a primary. Who’s running against him?

BY: - April 26, 2022

Jarrett Coleman, a suburban Allentown school board member, is challenging Senate Approps Chair Pat Browne.

Where GOP U.S. Senate candidates stand on abortion access, COVID-19, 2020 election, immigration

BY: - April 26, 2022

Kathy Barnette, Mehmet Oz, Dave McCormick, Carla Sands, and Jeff Bartos debated for one hour on Monday night, answering questions about abortion access, immigration, COVID-19, and the 2020 election.

U.S. Senate Dems agree on abortion access; divided on court expansion, abolishing Electoral College

BY: - April 26, 2022

All four candidates — U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb, Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, state Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, and Jenkintown Borough Councilmember Alex Khalil — shared a stage in a 90-minute debate Monday night.

COMMENTARY
Lack of confidence in U.S. elections is just one example of the danger to democracy posed by misinformation and disinformation, much of it spread by social media. (Photo by Matthew Hatcher/Getty Images)

Misinformation is deadly. What are we going to do about it? | Kathie Obradovich

BY: - April 26, 2022

All of us have some responsibility for this serious threat to society. And all of us need to do something about it.

‘Carpetbagger’ accusations continue in Pa.’s GOP U.S. Senate race

BY: - April 25, 2022

With weeks to go until the May 17 primary election, five Pennsylvania Republicans campaigning for U.S. Senate faced off Monday night in their first debate since former President Donald Trump endorsed a GOP hopeful in the crowded and costly race.

Lancaster city councilors Izzy Smith-Wade-El and Janet Diaz are competing for a newly open district in Lancaster

More diverse candidates are on the ballot for Harrisburg in 2022, but Latinos are largely left out

BY: - April 24, 2022

This disconnect is particularly notable in Allentown, a majority-Latino city.

US Senate Candidates Collage

Where do Democrats vying for U.S. Senate in Pa. compare on key issues?

BY: - April 24, 2022

Democrats running for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania remain united in efforts to maintain control in Congress. But the race has seen a tone shift in recent weeks — with the three leading candidates attacking each other as they compete for the party nomination ahead of the May 17 primary election.

Your Capital-Star voting resources for the May 17 primary election | Five for the Weekend

BY: - April 23, 2022

May 2 is the deadline to register to vote, if you are not already registered.

COMMENTARY

So what’s fueling the air wars in the GOP race for U.S. Senate? | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - April 23, 2022

With the primary a month away, the Republican hopefuls for Pennsylvania's open U.S. Senate seat are blitzing the airwaves.

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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