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Election Day 2022 is approaching and Spotlight PA wants to make sure you’re equipped with the knowledge you’ll need to cast your ballot. // Amanda Berg / For Spotlight PA

2022 Pa. election: A last-minute guide to everything you need to know to vote Nov. 8

It’s too late to register to vote or to request a mail ballot, but there’s still plenty that registered voters can do to be prepared.


By Kate Huangpu of Spotlight PA

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HARRISBURG — Election Day 2022 is approaching and Spotlight PA wants to make sure you’re equipped with the knowledge you’ll need to 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:

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


A graduate of the Columbia Journalism School’s data journalism program, Kate Huangpu got her start reporting on police accountability and social services for survivors of domestic violence in New York City. She previously worked at ABC’s World News Tonight and MSNBC.

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