U.S. Elections and Politics

The United States midterm general election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. In Pennsylvania, the ballot includes candidates for Governor, Lt. Governor, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, the Pennsylvania State Senate, and the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. All registered voters are eligible to vote on November 6. The last day to register to vote is October 9, 2018.

Who is running and what are the policies they stand for? How do you register to vote? Where do you go to vote? Why is voting a bedrock of our democracy? Read on for U.S. Election and Political resources relating to the upcoming midterm election.

U.S. Elections and Politics Midterms Matter

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  • A Guide to the 2018 Midterm Election
    An independent, nonpartisan advocate for better government in Philadelphia, the Committee of Seventy has comprehensive information about each race and candidate on the ballot in the Philadelphia region.
  • Additional Information about Voter Registration in Pennsylvania
    The Committee of Seventy also provides information about Pennsylvania voter registration and absentee ballots.
  • Ballotpedia
    Ballotpedia is an online encyclopedia of American politics and elections. It contains neutral, accurate, and verifiable information on government officials and the offices they hold, political issues and public policy, elections, candidates, and the influencers of politics.
  • Ben's Guide to Government for Kids
    A simple guide for children on how our government works, divided by age range.
  • Fact Check: Annenberg Political Fact Checker
    Based at the University of Pennsylvania, this is a "nonpartisan, nonprofit, 'consumer advocate' for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. [They] monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases."
  • Federal Election Commission
    In 1975, Congress created the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to administer and enforce the Federal Election Campaign Act. This site includes data on campaign contributions to all candidates, along with maps that show where contributions originated.
  • Pennsylvania Voter Registration Resource Center
    The Pennsylvania Department of State’s Online Guide to voter registration has everything you need to know about voting in the 2018 midterm election.
  • Project Vote Smart
    Project Vote Smart allows voters to scrutinize candidates voting records, issue positions, interest group ratings, public statements, campaign finances and biographical information.
  • U.S. Election Assistance Commission
    One of the Election Assistance Commission’s primary mandates under the Help America Vote Act is to serve as a central resource for information about elections. This site includes information about registering to vote and serving as a poll worker, along with studies on how, where and when we vote.
  • Vote: the Machinery of Democracy
    The Smithsonian Institution has put together this website on the history of the technical and mechanical aspects of voting in the US.

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