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US mid-term election set record voter turnout

Posted on November 15, 2018

Preliminary figures for nationwide turnout in the 2018 mid-term elections are in, and they’ve reached a mark not seen in more than a century. Across the US, 49.2% of the voting age public cast ballots. In 2014 that number was 37%, and the average over the last few decades has hovered around 40%.

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New U.S. Congressional Districts in Pennsylvania

On February 19, 2018, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued new district lines for the U.S. Congressional districts of Pennsylvania. The court reasoned that the new district lines are more geographically compact, moving away from the district lines that were thought to be gerrymandered. Take a look at the new map compared to the old map, along with explanations of what the changes mean for our area.

Pennsylvania Congressional District Map 2013

Old congressional districts

Pennsylvania Congressional District Map 2018

New court-mandated districts for 2018 elections

 

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Threats to Democracy

Is our Goverment Still for the People?

Gerrymandering

Should legislators be allowed to choose their voters?

Low Voter Turnout

Why is voter turnout so low in the United States and does it matter?

Money in Politics

Does money influence elections?

 

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Election Resources

Your vote matters! As a Pennsylvania voter you will be asked to choose a U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, State Attorney General, State Auditor General, and State Treasurer. We know these offices are important, but what do they actually do? How does each affect you? Kickstart your learning by watching this series of short videos.

 

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Find your Elected Officials, how to contact them, bills they’ve introduced, committees they serve on, and political contributions they’ve received.

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