VOTE on Tuesday, May 16 – and Participate in WURD’s Philadelphia Election Day Poll!
Written by LiRon Anderson-Bell on May 8, 2017
One of the best ways to ensure that our voices are heard on the issues that matter most to our community is to vote. On Tuesday, May 16, polling places in Pennsylvania are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Stay tuned to WURD all day for election coverage!
Please exercise your right to vote — but first, educate yourself about local politics and government:
VISIT WURD’s Politics & Government channel (900amwurd/politics) “early and often” for the latest podcasts, video interviews and articles about local, regional and national politics.
PARTICIPATE in the citywide Philadelphia Election Day Poll, brought to you by WURD Radio and Zip, the Question Answer App:
First, download Zip – The Question Answer App. It’s free and available on Apple, Android and Windows phones (search for “Zip Question Answer”). Once you download it, it’s quite easy: you build the profile with your name, email, gender, age and zip code.
Once you’re a user, you’ll see a space on your home page that will say “Enter QuickCode.” Just touch that and enter “WURD,” and our poll questions will pop up. All you do is answer and swipe, that’s it!
We will be assessing how candidates for Philadelphia’s District Attorney are performing on the campaign trail and who is resonating with voters before Election Day. Zip accurately predicted the outcome of the 2016 Presidential race! Results of our local poll will be revealed before Election Day.
After the last polling question, it may continue asking you other questions outside of our poll. Feel free to stop using it (or just have fun with the questions!).
RESEARCH information about voting, local races, polling locations, your rights and voting problems. On May 16, 2017, registered Democrats and Republicans in Philadelphia will choose their parties’ candidates for:
- District Attorney
- Nine seats on Philadelphia County’s Court of Common Pleas
- Two seats on the Philadelphia Municipal Court
- Election officials
Website: Philly Judges
Website: Committee of Seventy
Polling place location questions? Call the Citizens’ Access Center at 1-866-268-8603.
UNDERSTAND your rights before you go to the polls, and be vigilant when you get there:
For voting problems and emergencies, or if something happens to you personally, call the Voter Registration Office at 215-686-1590, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) at 215-592-1513 or the Committee of Seventy at 215-557-3600.
If you see something illegal, call the District Attorney’s office at 215.686.9641.
If you think your rights have been violated, call the Election Protection Hotline at 1-866-687-8683.