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Pennsylvania Election 2023

Candidates for Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Commonwealth Court, and more will appear on the Nov. 7 ballot.

At Spotlight PA, we’re here to help you navigate the Pennsylvania election process — from important voting deadlines to candidate guides to primers on obscure government processes.

Our goal is that the resources on this page will give you the critical information you need in order to confidently cast your vote, and answer some questions you didn’t know you had in the process.

This November, voters across Pennsylvania will pick a new state Supreme Court justice and new judges to sit on Commonwealth and Superior Courts. They will also decide whether two judges on Superior Court should get another term. These positions hold a lot of power and hand down consequential decisions on everything from school funding to elections to abortion access.

Further down the ballot are local and regional judicial contests as well as municipal races for local officials and school board members. These elected officials have regular, close contact with communities and can use that power to directly affect people’s lives for good (and bad).

We invite suggestions for new features for this page and encourage you to check back regularly for all your 2023 election needs. Read more about how we’re covering the 2023 Pennsylvania election.

PA Election 2023: Candidate and Voting Guides

See how electing judges affects you and the issues you care about most

From abortion to civil liberties to education, Pennsylvania judges regularly shape, define, and affect policies on some hot-button topics.

Spotlight PA voter event series

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Court Primer

Spotlight PA held a live event about the candidates running for state Supreme Court and more, and what these elections will mean for you.

Voter Ready

Learn about your voting rights and ask your remaining questions ahead of Election Day. Registration coming soon.

Result Review

And the winners are … Join us to learn about how the judicial election results will influence politics and policy in the years to come. Registration coming soon.

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Spotlight PA is covering Pennsylvania’s 2023 judicial and municipal elections — and we want you to help shape our stories. Tell us what you want to know about those races, and send us any questions you have about the voting system. Use the form to reach our election team.

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