The Governor serves as the Executive of Pennsylvania. He or she is responsible for approving or vetoing laws passed by the General Assembly, subject to a two-thirds override.Executive
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Pennsylvania's General Assembly consists of two bodies, the Senate and the House of Representatives. The main task of these two bodies is to make laws.Legislative
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Find your local state legislators: https://www.legis.state.pa.us/
Pennsylvania's judicial branch is responsible for interpreting the state Constitution, and deciding cases.Judicial
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Pennsylvanians are called to vote as part of their civic duty in a democratic government. To register to vote in Pennsylvania, you must be 18 years of age and a resident of the district you wish to vote in for at least 30 days prior to the election.Elections
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Register to vote: https://www.votespa.com/Pages/default.aspx
The Media are responsible for covering events and reporting information to the public through various means, including print, electronic, and digital channels.Media
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This section includes panels and forums centered on topics of interest to adults. Themes include voting, judicial independence, and the Constitution.Continuing Education
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More Civics 101 includes a broader look at civics and civic engagement, aimed at the student level.More Civics 101
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