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).
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