Use Seventy’s online election resources to find out how to register to vote, where to cast your ballot and who represents you locally, in Harrisburg and Washington, D.C. You can also find information about political parties, and even how to run for office yourself. These resources---and 110 years of experience---give Seventy unique insight into the problems and challenges of running elections in Philadelphia. We advocate for policies and programs that improve the voting experience, increase the competitiveness of elections and protect the integrity of elections.

Important Resources:

  • Three City Commissioners form a bipartisan board responsible for administering elections in Philadelphia, in addition to receiving nomination petitions and campaign finance reports for city candidates. Visit philadelphiavotes.com for information on voting procedures, running for office and working at the polls.
  • The Pennsylvania Department of State is responsible for overseeing elections statewide. If you're a voter looking detailed guidance on voting procedures, we recommend visiting votespa.com.
     

In August 2015, Pennsylvania became the 23rd state to offer online voter registration. Seventy strongly recommends registering to vote and keeping your registration up-to-date. Paper application forms are still available. Not sure if you're registered? Check! The deadline is always 30 days before polls open.

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Seventy's November 2016 Voter Experience Survey recieved nearly 1,700 responses from the Philadelphia area. Hundreds of voters reported wait times longer than 30 minutes and inappropriate requests for identification before being allowed to vote. Read More...

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Amid the rubble of this Presidential campaign, here in Philadelphia we must rebuild from the ground up, engaging our young people (especially) in pursuit of an ethical political culture and an approach to effective governance that, ominously, they have never seen for themselves. Read More...
The Internet is replete with new voter apps this election season. Civic Engagement Fellow Ty Harden provides a tour of the top performers. Read More...

Need help making sure you're ready to vote? Email futureofthecity@seventy.org or call us at 215-557-3600.