The Pennsylvania mid-term election is held every two years, on the second Tuesday in November. Residents will vote on senators, congressional representatives, governor and many more positions.
However, two positions have been at the forefront of every voter’s mind. The first is the open Senate seat that will soon be occupied by either Democrat John Fetterman or Republican Mehmet Oz.
The senator will have a vote on any bills, laws or legislation that come through Congress. Fetterman is perceived by many in Pennsylvania to be highly progressive.
“When I’m in D.C., I’ll fight to make more stuff in America, cut taxes for working people, ban Congress from trading stocks, slash “out of pocket” health care costs and end immoral price gouging,” Fetterman’s website explains.
When it comes to Oz’s issues, his website states his goals are to make healthcare more affordable, fight for more school choices, tighten border security and make sure “people know the truth about COVID.”
Currently, Fetterman is leading by 5% over Oz in the polls (52%: 47% via 270towin.com).
The other highly anticipated race is for governor of Pennsylvania. The governor has the responsibility of implementing state laws and overseeing the operation of the state executive branch. The two main candidates from Pennsylvania are Democrat Josh Shapiro and Republican Doug Mastriano.
Shapiro claims to be pro-choice and wants to push for clean energy solutions, criminal justice reform and more. Deeper information about his policy can be found at www.joshshapiro.org/policy.
Mastriano, the current 33rd district state senator, is the Republican candidate for governor. He wants to sign the Heartbeat bill into law, outlawing abortions statewide. He also wants to crack down on crime, protect the Second Amendment and decrease institutional fraud. More information can be found at www.doug4gov.com/theplan.
Shapiro is currently ahead of Mastriano by 2% in the polls. (47%: 45% via 270towin.com)
Oct. 24 is the last day to register to vote. Nov. 1, is the last day to request a mail-in ballot. Polls are open on Nov. 8 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Don’t know your polling place? Information can be found at www.vote.pa.gov under “Polling Place Information.”