Public education is on the ballot on Tuesday, November 7. Make sure to vote in person,or if you have already mailed in a ballot, check your ballot status HERE to ensure it has been received.
If you have any issues with your ballot being rejected, you should contact your county now. You can also report it to the League of Women Voters of PA, which is assisting voters and tracking issues. If you need immediate assistance or have problems on Election Day, contact 866-OUR-VOTE.
All mail ballots must be received by your county election office by Tuesday, November 7th. If you have not yet returned your ballot, you must do one of the following to ensure your ballot is counted:
- Drop it at the county election office.
- Drop it at a ballot return dropbox if available in your county.
- Take your entire ballot package to the polls, turn it in and vote in person.
The stakes for Pennsylvania public school students could not be higher.
Voters in 500 school districts will elect school board members. These are low turnout elections where every vote matters. School boards have enormous power to support strong, welcoming and inclusive schools or to push for book bans, policies that target marginalized students, and policies that will weaken our public schools in general. The board members elected on November 7th will have enormous power to determine the direction of their school district.
Voters will also elect new judges to Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth and Supreme Courts.
If state lawmakers do not pass a budget in 2024 that demonstrates a commitment to bringing the commonwealth’s school funding into constitutional compliance, plaintiffs can and will take them back to court.
An appeal from anti-public education lawmakers will put the case in front of Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court, which will include the judge who will be elected on November 7th.
Please make a plan to vote or check your mail-in ballot status.
For detailed information about what is on the ballot, you can check out Vote 411.
And text or call your networks to ensure that your friends and neighbors will be heading to the polls. In these off-year elections, many people have no idea there are elections or what is at stake. Make a commitment to contact at least five people and get them to the polls.