This year’s general election takes place Tuesday, November 4, when Pennsylvanians will go to the polls and cast their votes for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, U.S. Congress, and State Senators and Representatives. Philadelphians will also be voting on a series of ballot questions – two proposed changes to the Home Rule Charter, and a plan for the City to borrow money.
A number of online resources can help you prepare:
- The Pennsylvania Department of State can help you find your polling place, register to vote, and provide other election information.
- Similar information is available from the Office of the Philadelphia City Commissioners.
- The Committee of Seventy is a Philadelphia-based, non-profit, non-partisan group that aims to educate Philadelphia voters, and to promote ethical, transparent government. Their website includes information on upcoming elections, on current elected officials, and tools to find details about your voting district.
Remember, you need to provide some proof of identification if it is your first time voting or if you’ve recently moved, but otherwise, in Pennsylvania voter ID is not required.