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Ballot Research

There’s an important step between figuring out how you’re going to cast your ballot and actually voting. What are you going to vote for? Not sure what’s at stake for a particular election — you’re Swatties, we encourage you to do some research. Whether you vote by mail or in person, you can request a ballot in advance and review it. This lets you see who the candidates are and check out their records, and investigate any ballot initiatives.
In addition to positions in the US House of Representatives and Senate, candidates may also be running for positions in the state assembly or judiciary. If you vote in Swarthmore, you may also be able to vote for PA Treasurer, PA Auditor General, PA Attorney General, and other regional positions. Here are a few trusted nonpartisan sources about candidates, what they stand for, and any referendum questions that may be put to voters: