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!
- 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 BestColleges.com 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
Learn About the Issues
- Our kids. Our commitment. Ballot Referendum: Allegheny County Children’s Fund
Get Involved: Our kids. Our commitment.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Wednesday, 9/12/18 – Get Ready, Stay Ready: Navigating this Election Cycle with the Experts
- Join the Urban League Greater Pittsburgh to hear from experts about civic engagement, getting out the vote, and the candidates and issues that will be on the ballot.
- Saturday, 9/22: Join PUMP in the 14th Ward (Point Breeze, Squirrel Hill, Frick Park)
- 10/6: Lieutenant governor debate, live on WXPI
- Common Cause PA Events
- Sunday, 10/7/18 – Brunch n’ Register
- Join Repair the World: Pittsburgh to learn about civic engagement and upcoming elections over a free brunch, then help register voters!
- 10/9: 39th and 40th legislative districts, Bethel Park Community Center
- U.S. 17th Congressional District Race – South Hills Coffee and Conversation
- The Coffee and Conversation series is an opportunity to meet the candidates for the U.S. 17th Congressional District at the South Hills JCC. PUMP is proud to partner with South Hills Jewish Pittsburgh, the Community Relations Council (CRC) of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, the South Hills JCC, and the JCC’s Center for Loving Kindness and Civic Engagement to present this 2 part series of special events with the candidates.
- Sunday, 9/16/18 – South Hills Coffee and Conversation: Congressman Keith Rothfus
- Monday, 10/8/18 – South Hills Coffee and Conversation: Congressman Conor Lamb
- Saturday, 10/13: Join PUMP in Mt. Lebanon and Upper St. Clair
- Monday, 10/22 – What Am I Voting For: Offices/Districts/Issues Breakdown with the Voter Empowerment Education and Enrichment Movement (VEEEM)