Midterm Elections are on November 8: Here’s everything you need to know!

Jessica Brady, Editor-in-Chief

Election Day is rapidly approaching! Whether you are a first-time voter, or well-versed in today’s political world, casting your vote can be a bit of a confusing and complicated process at times. Here is a comprehensive list of everything you need to know to successfully carry out your civic duty this November 8th!

How to register to vote:

If you will be 18 years of age or older by November 8, click on this link to register to vote! You cannot register after Monday, October 24.


If you are voting in person:

Find your polling place:


Polls in Pennsylvania will be open from 7 am-8 pm on Election Day!

If you are voting by mail:

– You must request your mail-in ballot NO LATER THAN 5 PM ON Tuesday, November 1st.

View the link below for more info on absentee ballots and mail-in voting


If you are a first-time voter in Pennsylvania, you MUST show proof of ID. Acceptable forms of ID are:

  • Pennsylvania driver’s license or PennDOT ID card
  • ID issued by Pennsylvania or the US government
  • US passport
  • US military ID
  • student ID
  • employee ID
  • confirmation issued by the County Voter Registration Office
  • non-photo ID issued by Pennsylvania or the US government
  • firearm permit
  • copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or a government check that includes your name and address

Voters without ID: If you are unable to provide ID, you will be able to vote a provisional ballot.

Who is on the ballot?

Governor and Lieutenant Governor:

Josh Shapiro and Austin Davis- Democrat


Doug Mastriano and Carrie DelRosso- Republican


US Senate:

John Fetterman- Democrat


Mehmet Oz- Republican


US House of Representatives (PA-08):

Matt Cartwright- Democrat, Incumbent


Jim Bognet- Republican


State Senate (SD-40):

Jennifer Shukaitis- Democrat


Rosemary Brown- Republican


State House:

HD-189 (Stroudsburg Borough, East Stroudsburg Borough, Delaware Water Gap Borough, Stroud Township Precincts 1,3,5, and 7, Smithfield Township and Middle Smithfield Township East):

Tarah Probst- Democrat


Steve Ertle- Republican


HD-115 (Stroud Township Precincts 2,4, and 5, Mount Pocono Borough, Barrett Township, Coolbaugh Township, Pocono Township, Paradise Township, Price Township, and Middle Smithfield Township West):

Maureen Madden- Democrat, Incumbent


Krista Paolucci- Republican


HD-176 (Hamilton Township, Jackson Township, Chestnuthill Township, Polk Township, Ross Township, Eldred Township, Tunkhannock Township, and Tobyhanna Township)

Hope Christman- Democrat


Jack Rader- Republican, Incumbent


Check out the links below for more info on the Midterms!