How To Vote

We’ve got turn things around in our country, and we can start by showing up to vote. Here’s everything you need to know to get registered and vote for Jess in 2018.

When are the elections in 2018?

There are two key election days in 2018: 

  • The Democratic primary election: Tuesday, May 15th, 2018
  • 2018 general election: November 6th, 2018

What is the Democratic primary on May 15th, 2018? How do I vote for Jess in the Democratic Primary?

The Democratic primary is when registered Democrats in Pennsylvania vote to choose the Democratic Party’s nominee in a variety of races, including Governor, Lt. Governor, Senate, and the U.S House of Representatives.

Only registered Democrats in Pennsylvania can vote in the Democratic primary.

Jess is running to represent Pennsylvania’s 16th Congressional District in the U.S House of Representatives. Registered Democrats in Pennsylvania’s 16th Congressional District can vote for Jess King on May 15th, 2018.

Where is Pennsylvania’s 16th Congressional District? How do I know what district I’m in?

Pennsylvania’s 16th District covers parts of Lancaster, Chester, and Berks County, including Lancaster City, Coatesville, and Reading.

The seat is currently held by Republican Representative Lloyd Smucker. You can check what district you’re in here: https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative

How do I register to vote in Pennsylvania? When is the deadline to register if I want to vote in the 2018 Democratic Primary?

You can register to vote in Pennsylvania online here: https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/Pages/VoterRegistrationApplication.aspx

To vote in the Democratic primary, you must register to vote AND register as a Democrat by April 16th, 2018. Registered independents, Republicans, or members of other parties cannot vote in the Democratic primary.

You can check your registration status here: https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/Pages/VoterRegistrationStatus.aspx

If I am a registered independent or a Republican, and want to re-register as a Democrat to vote in the primary, how do I do that?

Simply fill out the voter registration form with your new information by April 16, 2018: https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/Pages/VoterRegistrationApplication.aspx

How do I find out where to vote on Election Day?

You can find your polling place here: http://www.votespa.com/en-us/Pages/everyonevotespa.aspx

Do I need to bring anything with me when I go to my polling place?

If it’s your first time voting at this polling place, you need to bring a form of identification. Check here to ensure you bring an eligible form of ID: http://www.votespa.com/en-us/Pages/First-Time-Voter.aspx

If you have voted at your polling place before, you don’t need to bring anything.