Every year, millions of voters across the country head to the ballot box to vote in primary elections. Primaries, a key part of our voting system, are held for most public offices when there are multiple candidates, usually from the same party, seeking office. Primaries offer a crucial opportunity for voters to take control and weigh in on the issues that matter to them most.
Last week, a judge in Pennsylvania overturned the state's photo voter ID requirement stating it places an unreasonable burden on the fundamental right to vote. This is a huge victory for voters. The League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania (LWVPA) was the lead organizational plaintiff in the lawsuit.
Yesterday, millions of Americans in states across the country cast ballots in some 5,500 local and state elections. Voters, like you, recognized that voting is your chance to stand up for what matters most, particularly during “off-year” elections that directly impact your families, communities and daily lives.
In less than 24 hours, polling places in many communities across the country will open their doors and welcome voters to cast their ballots for thousands of ballot initiatives and state and local elections. Do you and your loved ones have the information you need to vote tomorrow?
Nationwide, more than 5,500 races and ballot initiatives will be decided this election season. These races are about jobs, economic security, the environment, health care and more. We all need to weigh in.
Election Day is less than a month away in most states. Millions of voters will participate in important state and local elections this year. We hope you’re planning to participate if there are elections in your area and hope you’ll encourage your loved ones to do the same.