Election Day is Tuesday, November 3 – Get Out and VOTE!
Written by LiRon Anderson-Bell on November 3, 2015
One of the best ways to ensure that our voices are heard on the issues that matter most to our community is to vote. The November 3 General Election covers several offices, including our next Mayor, City Commissioners, Sheriff, Register of Wills, and state and municipal judgeships.
Polling places are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. across the city. Stay tuned in to WURD all day for election coverage, including a live broadcast from Jim Kenney’s headquarters beginning at 8 p.m.
As part of 900AM-WURD’s ongoing commitment to connecting you to issues that impact the Black community, we were happy to participate in initiatives such as The Next Mayor/#NextMayorPHL; #BlackVotersMatter; AL DIA News Media’s “In Conversation with Philadelphia” and “The Future of Elections in Pennsylvania,” the People’s Emergency Center’s “Sounding the Horn” forum; the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists’ “Moving Philadelphia Forward” Mayoral Candidate Forum; the Black Political Summit; and the WURD/Big Brothers-Big Sisters Youth Mayoral Forum.
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.
RESEARCH general information about voting, local races, polling locations, your rights and voting problems:
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.