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2022 Pa. election: How to vote, where to vote, and everything you need to know for Nov. 8

by Kate Huangpu of Spotlight PA |

A street sign showing people where to vote in Pennsylvania for 2022 election.
Amanda Berg / For Spotlight PA

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HARRISBURG — Election Day 2022 in Pennsylvania is approaching fast and Spotlight PA has all the answers about where to vote, how to vote, and how to be informed when you cast your ballot.

Voters will choose a new governor and U.S. senator this year, elected officials who will help determine the future of major issues like abortion access and energy production. Voters will also cast ballots for representatives to the U.S. House and lawmakers to serve in the General Assembly.

Before you cast a ballot, here’s a last-minute checklist of everything you’ll need to vote.

First, the basics:

  • Make sure you’re registered. You can check your voter registration status here. Unfortunately, if you’re not already registered, it’s too late to vote in this election cycle.

  • It also is too late to request a mail ballot if you haven’t already. If you have, you can track your mail ballot here. It must be received by your county election office by 8 p.m. on Election Day. Read more about mail ballots.

  • If you plan to vote in-person, find your polling place here.

  • You need to bring a form of ID such as a driver’s license or a passport if it’s your first time voting at your polling location. You can find the full list of acceptable IDs here.

  • Any other questions? Call your county election office to check. You can find their number here, and read more Spotlight PA election guides here.

And here’s what you can expect to see on your ballot:

There will be no statewide proposed constitutional amendments on the ballot. However, there may be local ballot initiatives depending on where you live. Check your county’s election website or sample ballot.

Read our complete coverage, plus key dates, campaign finance data, sample ballots & more at our Election Center 2022 website.

Spotlight on the Issues: Where Mastriano and Shapiro stand on:

» College Funding & Student Debt

» Energy & Environment

» Crime & Justice

» LGBTQ Rights

» Abortion, Medicaid, & Opioids

» Rural Health Care & Broadband

» Taxes & Business Regulations

» Election Security & Voting Rights

A complete listing of Spotlight PA voter guides:

» Your complete guide to voting in the Nov. 8 election

» Everything you need to know about mail ballots

» Your complete guide to the candidates for governor

» How to vet the candidates on your midterm ballot

» No constitutional amendments on the ballot, but big ones loom

» How to serve as a poll worker on Nov. 8

» These Pa. voters haven’t missed a Nov. election in 50+ years

» How Spotlight PA will cover Pennsylvania’s 2022 election

En Español:

» Una guía básica para investigar a los candidatos

» Cómo trabajar como trabajador electoral el 8 de noviembre

» Todo lo que necesita saber para votar por correo

» Su guía completa de los candidatos a gobernador

» Una guía completa para las elecciones del 8 de noviembre

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