Tuesday, May 19th is Primary Election Day – Please Vote!

A message from Philadelphia City Council:

This Tuesday is Primary Election Day. The polls will open at 7 am and close at 8 pm. We want to encourage you to vote.

If you are not sure  of where your polling place is you can check by clicking here filling in the requested information and clicking on polling place.

If you would like to see a sample ballot, please click here, put in your address and click on sample ballot.

There are 4 ballot questions at the bottom of the ballot. No matter how you are registered you can vote on these questions. They are:

#1. Shall The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter be amended to call upon the Pennsylvania General Assembly and the Governor to abolish the School Reform Commission and return local control of Philadelphia’s schools?

#2. Shall The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter be amended to provide for the creation of a Commission for Women to be charged with promoting civic, educational and economic policies for women and providing advice and recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on policies and programs that advance equal rights and opportunities for women in the City?

#3. Shall The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter be amended to require all City agencies to prepare, and comply with, plans to promote access to City services, compliance with City law and ease of contact with, and participation within, City government for people with limited English proficiency?

#4. Shall the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter be amended to provide for the creation, appointment, powers and duties of an independent Commission on Universal Pre-Kindergarten which would recommend an implementation and funding plan for achieving universal high quality pre-kindergarten for three- and four-year-olds in Philadelphia without taking away funds used for existing education?

Please take the time to let your voice be heard. If you have trouble voting please call the City Board of Elections 215-686-3943.

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