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Welcome to the League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh!

For 100 years, the League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, has encouraged informed and active participation in government, worked to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influenced public policy through education and advocacy.  Our hundreds of volunteers and members serve the voters in the Pittsburgh area with candidate forums, voter registration, civic education, and advocacy!

Won't you join us?    Join the League!  


Members, Need Help Logging in?   Member Login Help

Are you Ready for the Primary?
             We're gathering the info and resources you need on our Primary Pages!       

 It's Almost Go Time! Find Your Polling Place Here.

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The Voters' Guide for the 2021 Primary is available  here:  Voters Guide Primary 2021

The Voters Guide contains information about all state and county-wide races and referendums on the ballot in Allegheny County.   Also listed are candidates for the Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh and candidates for the Pittsburgh City Council, as well as the candidates for the Pittsburgh Public Schools Board of Directors.  

For information on Allegheny County municipal and school board races outside of the City of Pittsburgh, visit Vote411.org

Voting with a mail-in or absentee ballot? 
Track your ballot here:          
PA Ballot Tracker
It's TOO LATE to mail
your ballot! 
(Postmarks do not count.)
TAKE YOUR BALLOT to:
  • the dropbox downtown, or
  • your polling place on Election Day - A poll worker will void the mail-in ballot and allow you to vote in-person.
Find details on our Mail-in Voting page.
Drop Box Information for Allegheny County 2021 Primary

There will be one drop box location for Allegheny County in the lobby of the County Office Building, 542 Forbes Avenue.
The drop box will be available for ONE WEEK: 
Wednesday May 12 - Election Day, Tuesday, May 18.

Hours:  Wednesday, May 12 - Friday, May 14 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday, May 15 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, May 16 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday, May 17 8:30 am - 8:00 pm Tuesday, May 18 Election Day 7:00 am - 8:00 pm.     


An attended "drop-off lane" will be provided for temporary free parking at the building entrance, like in the November Election.


View the
Pittsburgh Public School Board
Candidate Forum


Sponsored by B-PEP, VEEEM and LWVPGH
Recorded on May 6th





See more archived forums on our Candidate Forums page. 

Vote 411 is Live...
    ...with Complete Information about your 2021 Primary Ballot!   
Enter your address and party registration to learn which candidates and questions will be on YOUR local ballot at Vote411.org! 
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Mark your selections as you compare candidates, and save a "cheat sheet" of your choices to take with you to the polls.

 

There are 39 Candidates running for 9 seats on the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas.  How do you fit them all into one candidate forum?  You don't!  

We asked each candidate to submit a short video answering 2 questions:  

  • What is your position on the application of cash bail in Pennsylvania?
  • What is your view of using special courts or restorative justice in sentencing decisions as an alternative to incarceration?
Visit our  Common Pleas Video Gallery page to meet the candidates and hear their answers.

And, view the Pennsylvania Supreme, Superior and Commonwealth Court forums on our Candidate Forums page.

"How to Evaluate a Judicial Candidate"


Democrat Caroline Mitchell, and Republican Heather Heidelbaugh may not always agree on politics, but while serving together on the Allegheny County Bar Association Judiciary Committee, they have always agreed on what ABA "Bar Rating" to assign to the candidates they review.  

If you missed this informative talk about the ACBA rating process on April 27th, you can view the recording here on our YouTube channel:


 How to Evaluate a Judicial Candidate


In the May 18 Primary, ALL registered PA voters can vote on 
3 Proposed Amendments to the
Pennsylvania Constitution

 
Two amendments propose changes to the Governor's authority to make and manage emergency declarations. 

One addresses discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity.

Learn more in this infographic,or visit our Ballot Questions  page for more information.

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Know Your Ballot -- Your Vote is Your Voice!


3 Amendments graphic 1-page

Direct link for sharing: http://www.lwvpgh.org/docs.ashx?id=785811

3 Amendments 2-page

Direct link for sharing: http://www.lwvpgh.org/docs.ashx?id=785812

From our Voter Resource Library... 

        ...Information to help you, your classroom or community group prepare for the May Primary.


Municipal Elections

Direct link for sharing: www.lwvpgh.org/docx.ashx?id=733743








Understanding Municipal Elections

Direct link for sharing: www.lwvpgh.org/docx.ashx?id=764238







Closed Primary Elections

Direct link for sharing: www.lwvpgh.org/docx.ashx?id=734142



Get Ready to Vote - Primary

Direct link for sharing: www.lwvpgh.org/docs.ashx?id=784615

En Español

Prepárese para votar: Elección primaria de PA

Direct link for sharing: www.lwvpgh.org/docs.ashx?id=794981



Harrisburg Watch
Learn about the issues we're following at the state level, and how you can get involved, on our Harrisburg Watch page.  Harrisburg Watch

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Senate Bill 119 will come up for a floor vote in the PA Senate during the week of May 10, 2021.  The LWVPA opposes SB 119, which would prevent PA from joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

Learn more about LWVPA's support for  the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative on our   Climate Page

The Elections are over, your new Elected Officials are sworn in, and it's time for your government to get to work for YOU!

The 2021 edition of "Facts For Citizens" is available in digital format!


"Facts for Citizens" is a directory of election information and government officials for residents of Allegheny County. It contains :

  • contact information for key officials in National, State, County, and City of Pittsburgh government,
  • election dates and information for 2021, and
  • live links to PA voter registration and voter service forms.
Visit the Facts for Citizens page at  lwvpgh.org/ffc  to download or view the directory!  

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