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Election 2018

Graphic by Kaitlyn Patterson 20.
Graphic by Kaitlyn Patterson ’20.

Pennsylvania prepares for midterm elections

Although presidential elections receive the most attention in the United States, midterm elections, which are held every two years, hold a significant importance and directly impact local communities.

On Tuesday, November 6, the United States will hold elections for the House of Representatives, 35 Senate seats, as well as various state and local elections.

To vote in Pennsylvania, you must be registered by Tuesday, October 9. Registration can be done in person, by mail, or online at www

What am I voting for?

If you are registered to vote in Pennsylvania, you will have the opportunity to cast a ballot for representatives in the U.S. Senate, U.S. House, Governor and Lieutenant Governor. Voters will also be casting ballots for Congressional Special Elections in the 7th and 15th District, as well as for State Senate, State House and the Pa. General Assembly. Polls open at 7:00 a.m. on November 6 and close at 8:00 p.m.

Graphic by Kelly Smith ’19.

Who is on the ballot?

Pennsylvania held primary elections on May 15, 2018 and determined the following:

In the U.S. Senate, Incumbent Bob Casey Jr. (D) will face Lou Barletta (R).

In the gubernatorial race, Incumbent Tom Wolf (D) will face Scott Wagner (R).

In the lieutenant gubernatorial race, John Fetterman (D) will face Jeff Bartos (R).

For the U.S. House, Pa. State Senate and House and General Assembly: all 18 Districts will be holding elections for the House of Representatives and many will be electing State Representatives.

Where can I vote?

You can visit the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania site to find your polling place. Polling locations around St. Joe’s include Gompers Elementary School, North Light Community Center in Manayunk and Fire Engine Co #54 on 63rd St and Lancaster Avenue.

Update: A previous version of this article stated that the deadline to register is Sunday, October 7. The deadline to register is, in fact, Tuesday, October 9.

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    Ellen LyonSep 5, 2018 at 10:45 am

    The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 6 election is actually Oct. 9, 2018.