It’s Tuesday, November 3rd, which means Election Day! Here in Philadelphia, we are holding a general election and voting for a new Mayor, City Council, Judges, City Commissioners, Sheriff and Register of Wills. I’ve listened to what the different candidates have to say and am ready to get out and vote!
There are a lot of important issues to address this Election Day, so it’s IMPORTANT that you get out and vote too! You may not think your voice matters, but it does. After all, whoever is elected will be representing YOUR town and will be dealing with issues you may have opinions on. Don’t you want some say in who that candidate is? I do!
Before you head off to the polls, here are a few things to check off your to-do list…
- Make sure you’re a registered voter! Your state’s website should have a place for you to check. Pennsylvania’s Voter Services will let you check your status here.
- Do some research. Check out websites like CrowdPac to find info on all the candidates in one place, see where the money flow is going, etc.
- Be sure to familiarize yourself with the candidates in your area. Find out what issues they are for and against and make the best decision for you.
- Read up on the ballot questions before you go. The Plain English versions will explain them well so you know what you’re saying ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to when you’re in your voting booth.
- Check your state’s rules on voting. Bring ID if it’s required.
- Find your polling place.
If you are a registered voter living in Pennsylvania but aren’t sure where your Polling Place is, you can find it right here! Mine is in a Vietnamese restaurant around the corner from my house… who knew! Maybe I’ll treat myself to lunch afterwards… 🙂