A strong turnout of Philly youth and families on Election Day can have a great impact on our city and the state, especially during midterm and primary elections when so few people vote. On November 3rd, we will cast ballots for Mayor, City Council, and the important Pennsylvania Supreme Court seats that could decide the balance of the court and the future of public education in Pennsylvania.
1. Register High School Seniors to Vote: CLICK HERE! – Pennsylvanians can now register online!!!
If students will be 18 by November 3rd, get them to register now. They can do it on a smart phones! The deadline to register to vote is always 30 days before the election (October 5th, 2015).
If you prefer to use paper registration forms, contact firstname.lastname@example.org with the number of forms you need for your students. We will send the forms to you via school district pony mail.
2. Research the ballot with your students.
Start with these nonpartisan resources:
Then research media coverage and endorsements from a range of organizations.
3. Have Students Find Their Polling Places.
If a student knows they cannot make it to their polling place, they must apply for an absentee ballot before Election Day. This is especially important for students that go to college in the fall.
4. Election Day!
Remind students to get to the polls and to go as a family!
First-time voters must show a photo ID at the polling place.