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VOTER RESOURCE LIBRARY
Find INFOGRAPHICS, videos, 
and additional documents 
about Elections, Voting, and
Making Government Work for You
Bonus resources for teachers and students under "Civic Education Classrooms"

 When you see this symbol, you will view an infographic or document that includes specific information about Allegheny County  
voting and elections.
When you see the
Pennsylvania Keystone, you will view a STATEWIDE infographic or document that is helpful for voting and elections in any Pennsylvania county and/or for understanding Pennsylvania government.
Look for the VotesPA.com link to the
COUNTY ELECTIONS OFFICE finder within the infographic.
 When you see the US Flag, you will know that this infographic or document is helpful for Any Citizen, and/or raises a citizen's Civics IQ with information about our US democracy and government.

Our original resources may be copied and distributed, unaltered, with attribution to

the League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh.



Make Government WORK for YOU!


 For the 18-year-olds in your life!   A GIFT and the CIVIC DUTY. 
    18th Birthday Card

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9 ways to be a more Active and Involved Citizen.
      9 Ways
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"Facts for Citizens" is a directory of election information and government officials for residents of Allegheny County.  
Facts for Citizens 2021 Digital   

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This sample script makes it easy to plan and deliver your message effectively to your elected officials.
Contact Your Elected Officials
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 Contact Elected Officials Statewide
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Would you like to understand the workings of our Pennsylvania General Assembly (our STATE government)? See the Harrisburg 101 infographic for more.
Harrisburg 101
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Interested in Tracking a Bill in Harrisburg?
Many times, your own representatives will not have the opportunity to vote for or against a bill because it is "stuck in committee," or because the Speaker of the House or President of the Senate will not bring it up for a vote.
Find all you need to know in this comprehensive infographic and GET TRACKING!
      Tracking a Bill
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With the Municipal Primary Election on May 18, 2021, voters will need to educate themselves about the many JUDGES that will be candidates for their first 10-year term or who are up for retention.  Learn more about Pennsylvania's Unified Judicial System.  
   PA Judicial System
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Check out our source: http://www.pacourts.us/learn 
Confused by the number of "Petitions" you have been asked to sign, or do you want to circulate a petition for a candidate or ballot measure? Find important information for voters in this infographic.
Please note: The first is specific for Allegheny County. The second is a statewide version.   Petitions in PA- Allegheny County
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Petitions in Pennsylvania- Statewide
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 The "Fact or Fiction" infographic with two linking resource documents gives tools to counter MISINFORMATION.
    FACT OR FICTION
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 So many labels  flood our public spaces.  Test yourself on what these "LABELS" really mean.
Labels
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 "Understanding Elections" reviews why we need government, types and number of elections, the major political parties and the Presidential Election.
 Understanding Elections
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 Fact or Fiction infographic:
     To separately share linked RESOURCE document #1--(iCivics definitions and lesson) please copy this link  www.lwvpgh.org/docs.ashx?id=749527
     To separately share linked RESOURCE document #2--(Factcheck.org) please copy this link  www.lwvpgh.org/docs.ashx?id=749528

For even more resources:
 RESOURCES FOR CIVICS EDUCATION--this document provides reliable websites, lessons, and more, compiled by the Civics Education team.  It can be a companion to the FACT OR FICTION INFOGRAPHIC and supporting documents.
      View or Download
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PA ELECTIONS



 The "3 Proposed AMENDMENTS" infographic explains in clear language to all PA VOTERS the choice to vote FOR or AGAINST changing the PA CONSTITUTION. Every registered PA voter may vote in the Primary Election on these 3 amendments and any other ballot questions on their ballots.
3 AMENDMENTS 1-page
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3 AMENDMENTS 2-page
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 The "Closed Primary" infographic covers common questions about who may vote in the Pennsylvania primary elections, and how to change your party registration.
     Closed Primary
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 Do you know why Municipal Elections are so important?  See this infographic to understand which elected officials affect your life the most.
Municipal Elections
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The  
MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS TUTORIAL--these elections affect our daily lives the MOST, because these officials set the local tax rates, set school board policy, and enforce and interpret local laws. 
    
Municipal Elections Tutorial
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 STATEWIDE Municipal Elections TUTORIAL
TUTORIAL MUNICIPAL Elections Statewide
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The "New Voting Options in Pennsylvania" describes three ways to cast votes "Over-the-Counter" (also called "In-person Absentee" voting) 
        New Voting Options- Digital
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     New Voting Options- One page
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 Democracy Time shows all of the important election dates and deadlines and reminds voters to "give time" to the election officials to count every legal vote.
Democracy Time
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 OneVoter-One Vote explains the security of your ballot.
One Voter-One Vote Digital
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One Voter-One Voter-Printable Poster

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VIDEOS from the League of Women Voters' YOUTUBE page can be found  HERE . They include WQED's "Campaign U" videos,
Franco Harris videos, Candidate Forums and more.

 

 


WHY VOTE


 

 The "Why Vote" TUTORIAL will help young folks and citizens of any age sort through why participation is so essential for a healthy democracy and will help them to discover the POWER of their vote. 
 WHY VOTE TUTORIAL
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"Why Vote" STATEWIDE TUTORIAL
TUTORIAL WHY VOTE Statewide
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 "Cynicism" takes away the POWER of active, informed citizens to participate in free and fair elections--a critical function of our democracy.
Cynicism vs JQ Citizen
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 "Founding Principles" makes clear why voting is an essential part of our democracy.

Find Vote411.org and the Election Protection Coalition contact information here.
Founding Principles
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VOTER REGISTRATION



 This comprehensive Primary 2021 "RACK CARD"  infographic can be viewed digitally,  printed front and back as a Rack Card
Rack Card Primary '21
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OR printed front and back as a
8 1/2 x 11 full sheet
Rack Card Primary '21 full sheet
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 The "Be Heard"  infographic appeals to students and new voters.  View it digitally, printed as a front and back postcard or printed as a one- page flyer.   
Be Heard Digital
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Be Heard Front     
   Be Heard Back      

 

 "Voter Registration" infographic Online or with a Paper Application.
DEADLINE to update or register  is 5/3/2021.
Voter Registration App
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 Helpful 
line-by-line Instructions to complete either the Online or with
Paper application.  
Voter Reg App Instructions
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 More help with the Voter Registration TUTORIAL -- all a citizen needs to know to register to vote.    

TUTORIAL VOTER REGISTRATION
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Voter Registration TUTORIAL --STATEWIDE version. 
Tutorial Voter Registration STATEWIDE
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 PA VOTER REGISTRATION APPLICATION (4 Pages). ONLINE form at VotesPA.com.
PA Voter Registration App-4 pages

 DEADLINE to register to vote or to update your Voter Registration before the primary is 5/3/2021
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 Line-by-line INSTRUCTIONS for completing the PAPER Voter Registration APPLICATION-

DEADLINE to REGISTER to VOTE or update your Voter Registration is  5/3/2021
PA Voter Registration App Instructions
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 Great resource for reaching senior citizens!  Information for voters without access to technology.
Make Your Vote Count

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MAIL-IN and ABSENTEE VOTING



"Life and Times of a Pennsylvania MAIL-IN Ballot" infographic helps voters understand the step-by-step progress of the MAIL-IN Application and Ballot.
   Life and Times

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INSTRUCTIONS 
for both ONLINE  
and PAPER APPLICATION for your Mail-in/Absentee Ballot.  
No Excuse Mail-in APP

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Link to Mail-in Voting page for more information.  
"Annual Mail-in Request". Confused about the "Annual Mail-in Request" option and the "Permanent List"? 
Annual Ballot Request
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STATEWIDE version?  
 Annual Ballot Request STATEWIDE
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 This TUTORIAL answers questions about Mail-in Voting in Pennsylvania.    
Spread the word and "tutor" young people or older folks with this comprehensive step-by-step guide!
MAIL-IN VOTING TUTORIAL
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Mail-in Voting STATEWIDE TUTORIAL
MAIL-IN VOTING STATEWIDE TUTORIAL
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Satellite Offices will not be available for the 2021 Primary.  A dropbox will be available at the Allegheny County Elections Office with extended hours. See alleghenycounty.us for more.

Voters must correctly Complete and Return Mail-in/Absentee Ballots.  Make sure your vote counts when you correctly complete your ballot and return it on time!
Completing and Returning Your Mail-in Ballot Primary '21Copy this link to share: www.lwvpgh.org/docs.ashx?id=787764
Find step-by-step INSTRUCTIONS to correctly complete the Mail-in/Absentee Ballot accurately and return it on time.
Instructions for Completing Mail in BALLOT Primary '21
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IN-PERSON VOTING at a POLLING PLACE



"Make A Plan to Vote at Your Polling Place" helps to plan ahead for Election Day. Find approved forms of ID required in Pennsylvania for first-time voters and for voting the first time in a polling place.
Make a Plan to Vote
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"Know Your Rights on Election Day" -specific information and resources  for in-person voting including Election Protection Coalition information.
Know Your Rights on Election Day
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Election Day should run smoothly, with election officials trained to help voters. What should you do if there is a problem with your voter status or identification? A voter always has the right to ask for a Provisional Ballot when challenged and should never leave their Polling Place without voting.

If you observe voter intimidation, want to report problems, or ask for help call Election Protection Coalition. Every eligible citizen has the Right to Vote!

Election Protection Coalition Poster
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Here are all of the reasons a voter might be eligible to use a Provisional Ballot in this comprehensive infographic created by students from the City of Bridges High School! Never leave a Polling Place without voting!
Provisional Ballot
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CIVIC EDUCATION CLASSROOMS



 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: The League of Women Voters is an organization fully committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in principle and in practice.  Find the definitions in this infographic by Diversity Group to help understand more about DEI.
DEI Definitions
     
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 PART 1:  Who has the POWER?  Brush up on your understanding of the way our US government is DIVIDED (between Federal and State) and SEPARATED  (into three branches).  See Part 2: Checks and Balances.
Power PART 1
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 PART 2:  See the the CHECKS and BALANCES among the THREE BRANCHES of government-- Executive, Legislative, and Judicial.  
See Part 1: Power, Power Who's Got the Power.
PART 2 Checks and Balances
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 As a citizen, do you know all of your Constitutional rights?  Here is your chance to celebrate the 229th birthday of the most central and essential element of our democracy!
Bill of Rights
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This STUDENT HANDOUT for in-person voting clearly lists acceptable ID requirements.   Voter ID is required only for first-time voters and citizens who are voting the first-time in a polling place.
Make a Plan Handout
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 Do you know all of your Constitutional rights?  Here is your chance to celebrate the 229th birthday of the most central and essential element of our democracy!iCivics Lesson Bill of Rights
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 RESOURCES FOR CIVICS EDUCATION--provides reliable websites, lessons, and more. It can be a companion to the "Fact or Fiction" infographic and supporting documents.  
Resources for Civic Education
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FACT OR FICTION INFOGRAPHIC

       iCivics Lesson NewsFeed Defenders
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