Get to the polls today, South Philly

Today is finally the day: Election Day. From 7 a.m. through 8 p.m., you have the opportunity to let your voice be heard in what has been a crazy campaign for presidency.


While the presidential candidates are the obvious ones, who and what else do you need to know before hitting the polls today?

First off, find out where your polling place is located. If you’re not sure, and can’t find your handy little voter ID card, you can search online here.

Once you find your polling place, you need to know who you’re voting for. In case you’ve been blocking out politics lately, Billy Penn has a “procrastinator’s guide” to get you up-to-date on the candidates. In addition to voting for our next president, the ballot includes the race for U.S. Senate, State Treasurer, Attorney General and more.

Now onto those ballot questions. You don’t want to be reading them for the first time at the polling place, do you? There are two questions, one relating to raising the judicial requirement age to 75, the other asks if the city should borrow $184,303,000 for making city-wide improvements to streets. Philly Mag breaks it down in plain english for you.

If you have any problems at the polls, you can call the Committee of Seventy‘s hotline at 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683).

Have you already voted today? Go get yourself some free Krispy Creme donuts and other treats and check out the voting-related window installation at Passyunk and Tasker.

2 thoughts on “Get to the polls today, South Philly

  • November 8, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    There were a bunch of Trump people standing at the door of the South Philly High polling location… I thought they were supposed to be at least 10 feet from the door? They weren’t too thrilled at me that I refused to take their Trump handouts… I could see how some other voters might be somewhat intimidated by those tactics…

  • November 8, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    I had the same for both parties. Why can’t the ridiculous voter turnout crews leave us in peace to vote for whomever we want? Their efforts are highly disrespectful and insulting.

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