How do I register to vote?
Where do I vote?
What should I consider when voting for judicial candidates?
What should I consider when voting in judicial retention elections?
How do I get more information about judicial candidates?
How do I find information about campaign contributions?
Forms and procedures for registering to vote are available from the Pennsylvania Department of State.
Remember to update your registration if you move or if you change your name or party affiliation.
Information on where to vote is available from the Pennsylvania Department of State.
Remember: Polling places often change from election to election so even if you have voted before, make sure to check this site to confirm the correct location.
PMC has prepared a chart outlining information voters need in order to make informed decisions about judicial candidates and identifying resources that can provide such information.
PMC has prepared a chart outlining information voters need in order to make informed decisions about judges standing for retention and identifying resources that can provide such information.
Voters are often frustrated by the lack on information available about judicial candidates. Nevertheless, voters should make their best attempt to become informed about the candidates.
The following is a list of resources that may be helpful for voters:
State and county bar associations often have candidate evaluations/information available on their websites. A list of links is located here: http://www.romingerlegal.com/statebars/pennsylvania.html
For information about Republican judicial candidates: Republican Party State Committee
For information about Democratic judicial candidates: Democratic State Committee
By law, candidates are required to report their campaign contributions to the PA Department of State at regular intervals throughout their campaigns. These filings are available online.
More detailed information on Pennsylvania’s campaign finance reporting laws is available through the Department of State.