Editors note: This piece was produced in partnership with Earth Day Network. We hope you’ll click here to promise to Vote Earth in 2020.
Elections are finally resuming after the coronavirus derailed the presidential primaries. On Tuesday, June 2, eight states and the District of Columbia will hold their primaries. And the biggest prize of the day is Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania has 186 delegates at stake in the Democratic Primary, and 34 in the Republican. It’s pretty clear who the presidential candidates will be at this point, but that’s no reason to skip the election!
Why? Well, you’re not just picking the presidential nominees. People in the 7th Congressional District are voting on a congressperson. And the state attorney general and treasurer are also both up for grabs.
To learn more about all the candidates on the ballot, check out this overview.
At this point, it’s too late to request an absentee ballot, as over 1.6 million Pennsylvanians have already done. If you did get a ballot in advance, you have until June 2 to mail it in.
For those who are voting in person, this guide will help you locate a polling station, review your voting rights and responsibilities, and look at a sample ballot.
And if you are voting in person, remember to practice all appropriate social distancing measures. Wear a mask, and apply hand sanitizer before and after using any shared writing utensils. Do your part to participate in democracy, but make sure to do it safely.