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Find GRAPHICS, "explainers", videos, and documents about Elections, Voting, and
 Government with BONUS resources for teachers and students under "Civic Education Classrooms"

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

the League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh.


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 This symbol indicates specific information about Allegheny County voting and elections.
 This symbol indicates STATEWIDE infographics or documents helpful for voting and elections and/or understanding Pennsylvania government.
Look for the vote.pa.gov link to the
County Elections Office finder within the graphic.
 This symbol indicates information for Any Citizen, and/or raises a citizen's Civics IQ.

 


ELECTIONS AND VOTING
2022 "MIDTERM" FEDERAL and STATE ELECTIONS
To understand 2022 "Midterm" Elections, and more view this learning module:
     MODULE- MIDTERM ELECTIONS 2022   

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Learn why it is so IMPORTANT to VOTE in the 2022 Primary and General Elections:
     Federal and State Elections     
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An explainer to learn about the ROLES and DUTIES of ELECTED OFFICIALS and see which elected officials are running in 2022:
     Roles and Duties
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QUESTIONS about NEW VOTING DISTRICTS?
Become a More INFORMED Voter here!       
 
New Voting Districts 
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Vote411.org (League of Women Voters website)
A few weeks before each election, type in your address and view the candidates who will be on your ballot.  If candidates have answered three questions from the League of Women Voters, you will be able to compare their answers side-by-side, and link to the candidates' websites, if provided. You can even create your own personalized ballot list that will be emailed to you before an election.
Make the most of ALL of the features of Vote411!
Vote411.org         Vote411.org en Espanol       


Click on this GRAPHIC to... Make the Most of Vote411
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Redistricting UPDATE:

Not sure what redistricting is? How districts are drawn determine where we vote and who we can vote for! Here’s a quick intro to redistricting, gerrymandering, and the importance of fair maps from LWVUS!  

Be a voice in your community and demand #FairMaps that represent us all!  Learn more at FairDistrictspa.com HERE.




     Time-Sensitive Infographic: Redistricting and Reapportionment in PA
Learn more here about the redistricting or new PA "voting district maps" that are being approved.     
     Redistricting and Reapportionment in PA

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Please copy this link to share the statewide graphic: www.lwvpgrg/docs.ashx?id=843707
     Returning Citizens and Citizens with a Criminal Record:
During the drawing of new Legislative maps, the Legislative Reapportionment Committee (LRC) agreed to reallocate 37,000 citizens in State prisons to their home district addresses, instead of counting them in the prisons where they were being incarcerated. This change was in response to community activism and may result in an increase of resources for these citizens' home communities in the future. Please share this important information.
     Citizens with a Criminal Record      
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VOTER REGISTRATION
Be Heard Digital 2022 Midterms

 CLOSED PRIMARY graphic. Learn how you can participate in the 2022 Primary.
Closed Primary 2022
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 "Be Heard" graphic for 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

https://www.lwvpgh.org/docs.ashx?id=716713    
Be Heard Digital- Front
       

Be Heard Back

 "Voter Registration" graphic Online or with a Paper Application.
Voter Registration App
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The Voter Registration MODULE -- an explainer with all  a citizen needs to know to register to vote.    
Tutorial - Voter Registration
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  Happy Birthday 2022 New QR

PA VOTER REGISTRATION APPLICATION (4 Pages). ONLINE form at vote.pa.gov
PA Voter Registration App-4 pages

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Line-by-line INSTRUCTIONS printedVoter Registration APPLICATION-

Voter Registration App Line-by-line
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Line-by-line Instructions for ONLINE or 
PAPER application.  
Voter Reg App Instructions
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 (PA) Share with the 18-year-olds in your life.  
18th Birthday Card PA
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(US) Share across US.
18th Birthday Card US
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Gift for Every (OLDER) Citizen White 1.30.22
Cynicism vs JQ Citizen 2022


Digital graphic or POSTER with QR Code to REGISTER to VOTE.
Gift for Every YOUNG Citizen
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Gift for Every (OLDER) Citizen
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The "Why Vote" MODULE helps young folks and any citizen understand  
why participation is  ESSENTIAL for a healthy democracy. Discover the POWER of the VOTE!

TUTORIAL-Why Vote?
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"Cynicism" takes away the POWER of active, informed citizens.
Cynicism vs JQ Citizen
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Founding Principles" makes clear why voting is  essential.

Find Vote411.org and the Election Protection Coalition contact information here.
Founding Principles
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MAIL-IN and ABSENTEE VOTING

"Life and Times of a Pennsylvania MAIL-IN Ballot" graphic
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.  

Line-by-line INSTRUCTIONS
for both ONLINE  
and PAPER APPLICATION for your 
Mail-in/Absentee Ballot.  
Instructions for Mail-in Ballot APPLICATION

"Annual Mail-in Request". Confused about the "Annual Mail-in Request" option and the "Permanent List"? 
Annual Ballot Request
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Annual Ballot Request-STATEWIDE
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Voters must correctly Complete and Return Mail-in/Absentee Ballots.  

Completing and Returning Your Mail-in Ballot

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Find step-by-step INSTRUCTIONS to correctly complete the Mail-in/Absentee Ballot accurately and return it on time.
Instructions to Complete and Return Mail in BALLOT 2022
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This MODULE answers questions about Mail-in Voting in Pennsylvania.    

TUTORIAL-Mail-in Voting
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IN-PERSON VOTING at a POLLING PLACE



"Make A Plan to Vote at Your Polling Place" and find approved forms of ID required in Pennsylvania  when voting the first time in a polling place.
Make a Plan to Vote
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"Know Your Rights on Election Day" graphic-specific information and resources  for in-person voting  including Election Protection Coalition information 
Know Your Rights Digital
Know Your Rights Printed
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Know Your Right Word pdf
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736428
    


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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When should you ask for a Provisional Ballot?  This comprehensive infographic was created by students from the City of Bridges High School! Never leave a Polling Place without voting!
Provisional Ballot
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Democracy Time graphic 2022


The "New Voting Options in Pennsylvania" describes three ways to cast votes.New Voting Options- Digital
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New Voting Options- One page
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How to Pick a Candidate helps you make an informed choice.
How to PICK a Candidate
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Time 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 Vote -Printable Poster
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PARTICIPATE and Make Government WORK for YOU!

 

The "Fact or Fiction" graphic with two linking resource documents gives tools to counter MISINFORMATION.
    FACT OR FICTION
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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 2022 Digital  
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This sample script to deliver your message.
Contact Your Elected Officials
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Contact Elected Officials Statewide
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thm-harrisburg101

Our Pennsylvania General Assembly (our STATE Legislature) explained.
Harrisburg 101
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Interested in Tracking a Bill in Harrisburg?
Find all you need to know in this comprehensive graphic and GET TRACKING!
Tracking a PA Bill

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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? 
Petitions in PA- Allegheny County
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Petitions in Pennsylvania- Statewide
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Can citizens come together and find COMMON GROUND? See this infographic for more.
COMMON GROUND
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So many labels  flood our public spaces.  Test yourself on what these "LABELS" really mean.
What Do Labels Mean
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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.
Resource List for Civic Education

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CIVIC EDUCATION MODEL 2021-22

CIVIC EDUCATION MODEL 2021 from the
League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh
If you are a League member interested in starting your own
High School Voter Outreach program or if you would like to download the resources we use,
please click here to view or download 
LWVPGH CIVIC EDUCATION MODEL 2021-2022 PDF
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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.  
DEI Definitions
     
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 PART 1:  Who has the POWER?  OurUS 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 GRAPHIC

       iCivics Lesson NewsFeed Defenders
To view, download or share this lesson, please use this link  www.iCivics.org



The Peaceful Transfer of Power graphic from iCivics is foundational for our democracy.
Peaceful Transfer of Power
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From Street Law, this graphic and document provide an in-depth time-line from Election Day to Inauguration.  
From Election to Inauguration
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See the new Democracy101 MODULE to test your Civics Literacy.
MODULE- DEMOCRACY 101

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PA GOVERNMENT WEBPAGES

HARRISBURG WATCH:

The League of Women Voters has always advocated on behalf of ballot access, fair election law, and issues of transparency and good government. In 2021, the LWVPA will focus on four issues in the
Pennsylvania General Assembly.

See more here. 

ELECTIONS in Pennsylvania:

"For over a century, the League of Women Voters has fought to protect the rights of eligible voters and expand access for those who have been left out of our democratic process. To that end, LWVPA supports effective election laws that ensure that elections are accessible, trasparent, fair, secure, and recountable, promote universal voter participation, and provide voters with meaningful choices
when they go to the polls."

See more here.

 

Pennsylvania's STATE COURT System:
Pennsylvania has a unified court
system that is designed to handle
the wide variety of cases
that arise in the state. Cases
beginin the lower courts and may be
appealed all the way up
to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. 
See more here.

 

PA PUBLIC SCHOOL System:
Learn about what is happening
with the School Funding Trial
and understand the
Fair Funding formula. The
different public school options 
are explained; Comprehensive, 
Magnet, Charter and Cyber.
Get involved.
See more here.


LEARN ABOUT LEAGUE

 Walk-through the LWVPGH WEBSITE.
5 Reasons to USE Website
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 What qualities are needed to be a League member? Not for women only--open to anyone 16 years old and older.
Recipe for a League Member
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 JOIN NOW! 
LWVPGH Membership Flyer
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 Learn about PROGRAM and the grassroots, bottom-up process of STUDY and CONSENSUS to arrive at League of Women Voters POSITIONS. See the "Glossary" (right).
LWV Program Cycle
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 All terms defined.
Glossary of League Terms
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VIDEOS

VIDEOS from the League of Women Voters US  here .    
 League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh's YOUTUBE page can be found  HERE . They include WQED's "Campaign U" videos,

Franco Harris videos, Candidate Forums and more.

 

 

 


On October 26, 2021, the Civic Education Team shared their High School Outreach presentation
to the general membership--with a unique twist.