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Pennsylvania 2022 Midterms
When is the 2022 General Election?
The General Election in Pennsylvania is November 8, 2022.
Am I eligible to vote?
You are eligible to vote in the 2022 Primary Election if:
You are a United States Citizen
You have lived in Pennsylvania for 30 days or more
You will be 18 years of age or older on May 2, 2022
Remember, you must be registered at your current address.
Where do I vote in-person?
Look up your polling place with this website: votespa.com/polls
Polls are open from 7AM – 8PM the day of the election.
Is early voting available to all voters?
Yes. If you are a registered Pennsylvania voter, you have the convenient option of applying for a mail ballot in person at their county board of elections office, then completing the ballot while there. In one visit, voters can apply for and cast their mail ballot. For more information, visit vote.pa.gov.
Who can request a mail-in ballot?
Any registered voter may request a mail-in ballot. Request forms must be received by your county election board by 5 pm on November 1, 2022. Plan to send your ballot in the mail as soon as possible to ensure it is counted.
What is a voting plan?
If voting by mail, when are you requesting your ballot? When are you returning it?
If voting in-person, how are you getting to the polls? Where is your polling place? (For example: car, bus, train)
What time are you going to the polls? (For example: your lunch break, before work, after class)
Who is going with you to the polls?
I'm a college student. How do I vote?
Go to the Votes PA College Student page to learn about how to vote.
I need language support. What can I do?
You are allowed to bring someone with you to vote, as long as the person who helps you:
is not your employer or union representative
is not the judge of elections
You do not need to get permission before each election to have someone help you vote, but you may be asked to sign a declaration stating that you need assistance at the polling place.
Last day to register to vote and to update your voter information.
Last day to apply for a mail-in or absentee ballot
Election Day (7am - 8pm)! Voted mail-in and absentee ballots must be received by your county election office by 8pm.
(Postmarks are not enough.)
How to Vote in the Pennsylvania General Election:
Election Day is fast-approaching. These midterm elections will determine which party holds the majority in Congress and its outcomes will impact the daily lives of Pennsylvanians and people all across the U.S.
In 2022, Pennsylvanians will elect 1 U.S. Senator, 17 U.S. House Representatives; 1 Governor; 25 State Senators, and 203 State Representatives. Pennsylvania is a long-contested battleground between parties, and we must reject those who fear-monger and stoke chaos to line their own pockets. It’s imperative that we elect leaders who support reproductive justice, voting rights, LGBTQ+ protections, affordable healthcare, increasing the federal minimum wage, and a pathway to citizenship for all.
Pennsylvania is home to diverse communities whose languages, cultures, ideas, and contributions enrich our state. We need leaders who are committed and accountable to needs and abilities.
Asian Americans and immigrants are the fastest growing electorate in the United States. Our communities are multilingual, multicultural, and our experiences are simultaneously unique and similar to each other and other marginalized groups. This solidarity can empower our communities to change our country’s systems and structures for the better of us all.
We are stronger together—and together, we can create a future that is safe and welcoming for all.
WHY YOU NEED TO VOTE IN PENNSYLVANIA'S 2022 MIDTERM ELECTIONS
VOTE JOSH SHAPIRO FOR GOVERNOR
Josh Shapiro has an established record of fighting for the people of Pennsylvania. Throughout his career in public service, he has actively addressed important issues and delivered results everywhere he has served.
As a state lawmaker, Shapiro supported legislation to create clean energy jobs, invest in public education, strengthen Pennsylvania’s hate crimes laws, and helped pass some of the toughest ethics laws in Pennsylvania history. As a Montgomery County Commissioner, he helped close a $10 million deficit, fully funded the county’s pension program, and worked to eliminate veteran houselessness. During his time as Pennsylvania’s Attorney General, Shapiro has consistently defended our right to vote, our access to healthcare, and our constitutional rights to clean air and water.
Josh Shapiro has proven he will fight to protect all Pennsylvanians and their rights and freedoms against attacks from any institution, corporation, or administration – no matter how powerful. Now, he wants to bring people together to fix the problems that have plagued PA for too long. As Governor, he will serve with honor, stand up for our values, and be someone PA can count on.
VOTE JOHN FETTERMAN FOR SENATOR
John Fetterman has dedicated his life to public service because believes all people deserve access to the resources, opportunities, and respect they need to determine their own life paths.
Fetterman was born and raised in Pennsylvania and has served as mayor of Braddock, Pennsylvania for 13 years. He has worked to create jobs and engage the youth and broader community in rebuilding their town. He stood up for his community and against environmental racism when the state wanted to build a four-lane highway through Braddock that would divide and expose residents to pollutants. With his wife Gisele, a Dreamer who immigrated to the United States as a child, he has pushed for fair and humane immigration reform. Fetterman further believes everyone has the right to feel safe in their communities. He supports common sense gun safety measures, such as universal background checks, red flag laws, and more proactive efforts to reduce gun violence.
As Lieutenant Governor, Fetterman has fought to ensure all of our communities have what we need to stay together and thrive, such as health care, housing, education, a living wage, a healthy environment, and equal protection of our rights and freedoms.
He pledges to be the deciding vote in ensuring real action in the Senate to make our tax system fairer, lower costs for everyday Pennsylvanians, and tackle challenges we’re facing in healthcare, climate change, and voting rights.
DOUG MASTRIANO WILL HURT PENNSYLVANIANS, AMERICANS, AND IMMIGRANTS
Doug Mastriano is an extreme MAGA Republican, an insurrectionist, and a threat to Pennsylvanians’ freedoms and future.
Mastriano joined the state Senate in 2019. Since 2020, he has spread and promoted lies about the 2020 election. He has called the election process into question and threatened to take away our right to vote based on false claims – specifically by advocating for policies that target Asian American voters and make it more difficult for our voices to be heard. Mastriano attended the January 6 attack on the United States capitol, crossed police lines, and bussed his supporters to join him in Washington.
If elected Governor, he promises to harm our communities. He will reduce a person’s right to bodily autonomy and severely restrict reproductive care. He says he will ban all abortion without exceptions for rape and incest, weaken gun safety laws, cut funding in half for public school students, give corporations more economic power, and upend our free and fair election system from the top down.
Instead of uniting the Commonwealth, Doug Mastriano is targeting vulnerable Pennsylvanians. He has promised to support laws that will make it harder for our Asian American and immigrant communities to succeed in Pennsylvania. He doesn’t share our values and is out of touch with the realities our communities face everyday. It is imperative that we elect candidates who are committed to serving all Pennsylvanians, including and especially our most vulnerable community members.
Mehmet “Dr.” Oz is a multimillionaire who only recently moved to Pennsylvania from New Jersey for his own ambitions and agenda. For years, he has profited from the promotion of pseudo-science and misinformation throughout his career as a celebrity television personality.
During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Oz was a frequent guest on Fox News. He downplayed the seriousness of the deadly virus, promoted Trump-like anti-Asian rhetoric, spread lies about treatments, and criticized necessary efforts enacted to keep people safe. Dr. Oz is a conman who will rely on a made up set of facts that harm our health and safety and undermine the rights and freedoms we are fighting to preserve.
Pennsylvania’s next U.S. Senator should be someone with deep connections to our communities, who knows what we need from Washington, and who cares more about Pennsylvanians than their own profits.
Asians Americans for Shapiro + Fetterman
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