voting booth background webPrimary and general elections are important times to exercise our unique freedom to choose the men and women who will govern us and to affect the future of those issues that concern and inspire us. Some states have changed policies and procedures for voting due to the COVID-19


pandemic, so if you have not voted in a while, you should check up on times, dates, procedures, and candidates in your state. Here are some links to sites where you can find Pennsylvania election information so you can be an informed voter. How to Vote in Pennsylvania’s 2022 Elections is AARP’s guide to Pennsylvania’s races, ballots, registration, and voting requirements and procedures. states.aarp.org/pennsylvania/electionvoting-guide
Ballotpedia is a unique site that allows you to see sample ballots, learn terms like “trifecta,” find municipal and national election information, find information about the current administration, and other very helpful, current information. ballotpedia.org/Main_Page
OpenSecrets lets you “follow the money,” tracking money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy, plus other data sets and news. | opensecrets.org/
Vote Smart is where you can put in your address of the name of any politician and find their bio, votes, positions, ratings, speeches, and funding sources. Their new “Side by Side” feature lets you compare and contrast candidates in fields like voting records, biographies, special interest group ratings, and public statements.justfacts.votesmart.org
“Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.”—Franklin D. Roosevelt

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