Our next election is Tuesday, November 6th, 2018.
This guide will help you check whether you are registered, find your polling place, gather reliable information about candidates and issues, and know your rights.
Although this guide is geared toward students voting in the Harrisburg area of Pennsylvania, there are also tips for finding information about elections in other states.
Click on the links on the left side of this guide to get started!
Every election year, you will see different offices on your ballot. This is because state and local elections often occur in different years than national ones. Also, the "terms" (length) of offices vary. In addition, when there are 2 or more officials representing the same jurisdiction (such as U.S. Senators, or Pennsylvania Supreme Court judges) terms are "staggered" so that only half of the seats are open during each election.
Here is the list of offices that people in Pennsylvania elect. The ones we will elect on November 6th, 2018 are in red:
Other states have different schedules for state, county, and local elections. To find them, start with Ballotpedia's Election Calendar. These ballots are not always complete, especially for local offices, but it's a quick way to do a look-up.