ELECTION 2017: RESOURCES FOR VOTERS

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As with every election, the City of Philadelphia will conduct the election on November 7, 2017 in accordance with all federal and state voter registration and election laws. Every vote counts and every vote shall be counted. There are many local, state and federal resources in place to ensure that voters have access to the information they need about the voting process and a means of reporting problems with voting, both before and on Election Day.

For your convenience. we’ve collected some of these resources here:

Important Dates

October 31, 2017 – Last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot. | Request a ballot.

November 3, 2017 – Last day for County Boards of Election to receive voted civilian absentee ballots.

November 7, 2017 – Election Day | Find your polling location.

Philadelphia City Commissioners

The Philadelphia City Commissioners are a three member bipartisan board of elected officials in charge of elections and voter registration for the City of Philadelphia.

Website: http://www.philadelphiavotes.com/

The Philadelphia City Commissioners site contains tools to help you: find your polling place, check your registration, view a sample ballot, learn how to use voting machines, obtain provisional ballots and more.

Phone: 215-686-3943

Pennsylvania Department of State

Under the leadership of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, the Pennsylvania Department of State promotes the integrity of the electoral process.

Website: http://www.votespa.com/

The Pennsylvania Department of State site contains voter registration information, the online voter registration form (the deadline for this year’s election was October 11, 2016), voting system demos for all counties in the Commonwealth, a form for reporting voting issues, explanations of the different types of elections and a tool to find your polling place.

Phone: 1-877-VOTESPA

Committee of Seventy

The Committee of Seventy was founded in Philadelphia in 1904 to protect and improve the voting process; encourage honest and capable people to seek public office, and help them make government work better; and engage citizens in the process of making important decisions about their future.

Website: https://www.seventy.org/

The Committee of Seventy’s website contains tools to allow you to: find out how to register to vote, where to cast your ballot and who represents you locally, in Harrisburg and Washington, D.C.

Phone:  215-557-3600

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