Elected officials influence the policies that directly impact the lives of ALL Pennsylvanians. They influence decisions on various issues related to access to sexual and reproductive health care, and many others. AccessMatters believes voting is a basic right that all people should be able to exercise without barriers.  

What you need to know as you head to the polls this year:

  • The following offices will be on the ballot in Pennsylvania:
    • Statewide
      • Judge of the Superior Court 
      • Judge of the Commonwealth Court 
    • County
      • County Commissioner
      • Clerk of Courts
      • Controller 
      • Coroner 
      • District Attorney 
      • Prothonotary 
      • Recorder of Deeds 
      • Register of Wills 
      • Sheriff Treasurer
      • Magisterial District Judges
      • School Board
    • Philadelphia
      • Mayor 
      • City Council At-Large
      • City Council district races
      • Sheriff 
      • Register of Wills
    • Judges and Magisterial District Judicial races 

Polls in Pennsylvania will be open from 7am until 8pm on Tuesday, November 5. If you are in line when the polls close, you are entitled to vote. If you have voted at your polling location before, you do not need to bring ID to vote. Only voters who are voting at their polling location for the first time need to show ID.

  •  Go to votespa.com/pollingplace to find the polling location assigned to you.
  • This year, many polling locations will have new voting machines that you may not be familiar with. Click here to learn about what to expect at the polls.
  • Download the “WeVote” mobile app and join the AccessMatters team!  For Get Out the Vote efforts, AccessMatters is participating in the Committee of Seventy’s WeVote initiative that promotes the WeVote mobile app to help voters access information related to polling locations, candidates, and voting rights. Earn points for actions you take – like using the voter’s guide, volunteering, etc.
  • Go to Vote411.org/ballot for a personalized ballot tool that provides you with information on the different candidates specific to your address.  You can also download a copy of Philadelphia’s sample ballot through the Office of the Philadelphia City Commissioners.
  • You can report any problems you encounter by calling the Department of State hotline: 1-877-868-3772. 

At AccessMatters, we are counting on you. Our providers and the patients we collectively serve are also counting on you to get out and vote. Thank you for your continued support and happy voting!

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