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Who is on the

Ballot?

View candidate information for the 2024 Presidential, Congressional, and State elections.

Note: The following information does not represent sample ballots. Official specimen ballots are available to view here.

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Positions & Candidates

Positions and candidates are listed below by municipality. 

Before you explore, check out these
FAQs

What is a Primary election?

In a primary election held in the spring, each political party selects its candidates to run for office during the general election (which happens in November). The candidates who get the highest number of votes in the primary election go on to run in the general election . Voters also vote for their party’s officers during a primary election.

In Pennsylvania, you can only vote for the candidates in the same political party you have named in your voter registration. For example, if you registered to vote as a member of the Republican Party then you can vote in the Republican primary, but not the Democratic primary.

All voters can vote on:

  • constitutional amendments,

  • ballot questions, and

  • any special election contests held at the same time as a primary election.

How do I know where to vote?

The Voting Ward you live in determines your polling place. You can quickly look up your polling place using this Search Tool. On the County's website you can view Voting Ward Maps by municipality.

Can you explain Presidential Elections and the Electoral College?

In presidential elections, each political party holds a national convention where they choose their nominee for president. The results of the primary election determine how votes from Pennsylvania are cast at the convention.

The nominees from each party run against each other in the general election in November. The president is officially elected by the Electoral College, and not the popular vote. But the popular vote – including your vote – helps decide which candidate receives Pennsylvania's electoral votes.

What is the Electoral College?

The Electoral College is a group of citizens known as electors. Electors get appointed by each state to cast votes for the president and vice president of the United States on behalf of the state’s citizens.

Pennsylvania has 20 electoral votes. All 20 of Pennsylvania’s electoral votes go to the person who won the popular vote in Pennsylvania.

When you cast your vote for president, you tell your state’s electors to cast their votes for the candidate you chose. In Pennsylvania, each candidate for president chooses a list of electors. The electors for the candidate who wins Pennsylvania’s popular vote get to cast their vote for president and vice president.

The Constitution created the Electoral College to ensure that each state had a role in selecting the president, no matter its population. Each state has the same number of electoral votes as it has members of Congress. There are a total of 538 votes in the Electoral College. A candidate must win a simple majority - 270 - of those votes to win the election.

About the Franklin Votes candidate listing...

All candidates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. The candidate's party affiliation is listed in parenthesis after their name; D for Democrat, R for Republican, and I for Independent.

The List of Candidates for the 2024 Primary will be available in March - check back soon!

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