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Civic Engagement: Home

This guide provides resources for you to be a civic-minded voter actively involved in your communities.

Civic and Social Literacy

Civic and social literacy is important to be an informed citizen and to help understand how government policies and our communities shape health care. 

Important Civic Engagement Dates

Constitution and Citizenship

  • Constitution Day and Citizenship Day - September 17
  • Constitution Week - September 17-23

Voting Dates

  • National Voter Registration Day - September 22
  • General election voter registration deadline - Typically requires registration information postmarked by early to mid-October in PA and MD (varies by state, though, and some states allow same-day registration)
  • Tuesday following the first Monday in November - general election date.
    • General Election Date in 2020: Tuesday, November 3.
  • Spring primary voter registration (varies by state, and some states allow same-day registration)
  • Spring primary election dates (varies by state, with earliest in March and latest in mid-September)
    • Pennsylvania - May
    • Maryland - June

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Civic and Social Literacy

This program supports civic and social literacy, one of the skills essential to 21st century success according to the PA Library Association's PA Forward program. Learn more about PA Forward at the PA Forward website

Health Sciences Library - Seraph Learning Commons - Cooper Building - 850 Greenfield Road - Lancaster, PA 17601 - - (717 947-6022).PA Forward logo