Philadelphia also has three ballot questions on the Office of LGBT liaison, the creation of a new Department of Planning and Development, and a bond issue by the city. You can read about them here.
The following explain your rights and responsibilities as a Philadelphia voter. Please share them with members of your community to prevent misinformation at polling places on Election Day.
Voter Rights and Responsibilities:
As a voter in Philadelphia, you have the right to: * Vote if you are a U.S. citizen, city resident, at least 18 years of age and properly registered with the County Board of Elections. Visit www.philadelphiavotes.com for more info. * Cast a Provisional (paper) Ballot if, for any reason, you are unable to use the voting machines. Provisional Ballots are a fail-safe option to ensure no voter is disenfranchised due to a question regarding their eligibility. All ballots are counted following verification that the voter was properly registered. * Vote privately and free from coercion, intimidation or harassment. Campaigning of any kind and the distribution of buttons, flyers or other partisan literature is strictly prohibited inside the polling place. * Request help from a relative, friend, neighbor or another voter if you are disabled or need language assistance in order to vote. * Ask election officials about voting procedures. Rules and resources are in place to ensure every eligible voter can cast a ballot privately and independently. If you have a question, ask! * Report issues or problems encountered at the polling place to the Philadelphia County Board of Elections at 215-686-1590.
As a voter in Philadelphia, you have the responsibility to: * Familiarize yourself with candidates and ballot questions. Visit crowdpac.com/philly to study candidates and build your personal sample ballot to share online or take with you to the polls. * Report voter intimidation, or potentially illegal or fraudulent activity to a poll worker or the District Attorney's Office at 215-686-9641. * Review election procedures and voting machine instructions before Election Day atphiladelphiavotes.com. Seek guidance from poll workers if you have questions about the voting process. * Keep your voter registration up-to-date with your current address and party affiliation. Online registration is available at votespa.com. The registration deadline is always 30 days before Election Day. * Treat poll workers, canvassers and other voters with courtesy and respect. Thank your local Election Board for their service!
For Questions about the election or voting process: Call 1-855-SEVENTY (1-855-738-3689) Available weekdays, 9 am to 5 pm, and 7 am to 9 pm on Election Day