Pennsylvania General Election 2018: Everything You Need to Know

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Pennsylvania General Election 2018

The 2018 General Election is on November 6, 2018. There will be local, county, state, and federal elections on the ballot. Election season can be overwhelming – there is just so much we need to know to stay informed and be prepared to vote. We’ve tried to make it a lot simpler by putting all the info you need in one place. Read on for voter registration details, candidate information, events, opportunities to get involved this election season, and so much more!

Register to Vote

Remember that you must be registered by October 9 in order to vote on November 6, 2018!

Voter Resources
  • Find your polling place
  • Polls will be open from 7 AM-8 PM on Election Day (Nov. 6).
  • Need a ride to the polls? B-PEP (Black Political Empowerment Project) is offering free rides to the polls to residents of the following areas: the Hill District; Northside or Manchester; Homewood or East Hills; East Liberty, Garfield, or Bloomfield; Wilkinsburg or Braddock; and McKeesport. Details here.
  • Get an Uber or Lyft discount code to save money on your ride to the polls on election day.
  • Request an absentee ballot – Planning to be out of town on election day or unable to make it to your registered polling location? You are still eligible to vote through an Absentee Ballot. Learn about the requirements for eligibility and ballot deadlines.
    • The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot for the Nov. 6, 2018 General Election is 5 PM on Tuesday, October 30, 2018.
  • Know your rights
  • See a full sample ballot with all candidates and ballot questions in Allegheny County
  • See a sample ballot that shows candidates and their stances on the issues through the League of Women Voters
  • View the Student Voters Guide from for information on voting as a student
  • Visit our Voter Resources page

Meet the Candidates

From The Incline: Your complete guide to the PA midterm election debates

  • 10/16: 17th Congressional District debate, live on WTAE
  • 10/11: 30th and 33rd legislative districts, O’Hara Elementary Auditorium
  • 10/23: 44th legislative district, Robert Morris University
  • 10/24: 25th legislative district, CCAC Boyce Campus
  • 10/29: 23rd legislative district, Allderdice High School
  • 11/1: 38th senatorial district and 28th legislative district, CCAC North Campus

Just Harvest: Just Vote, the 2018 Election Voter Guide for Allegheny County

Learn About the Issues
Get Involved: Our kids. Our commitment.

Volunteer with us to increase the number of people in Allegheny County who vote YES on November 6 to establish the Allegheny County Children’s Fund!

  • PUMP is a steering committee member of Our kids. Our commitment. Along with the other steering committee members and lots of community partners and volunteers, we are working to get voters the information they need to be prepared to vote yes to support early learning, after school, and nutritious meals for kids throughout Allegheny County.

The most effective way to get out the vote is door-to-door canvassing. Knock on doors with us and spread the word. We’ll meet at 9:30 AM to pass out materials and head out to knock on doors from 10 AM-1 PM at each event.

Sign up for a shift on Election Day at a polling place near you to support our kids: We need volunteers  to help us pass out information to voters at the polls about the Allegheny County Children’s Fund!

Spread the word about Our kids. Our commitment.

This post will continue to be updated through November 6. Did we miss something? Let us know! Email


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