Posted on November 4, 2019
Election day is Tuesday, November 5, 2019 and the polls are open from 7am – 8pm. Here’s a list of resources that can help seniors and their families make voting simple.
- Find your polling place HERE.
- Confirm your voter registration status HERE.
- If you’re status is inactive, you can still vote. Learn more HERE.
Before you head to the polls, knowing your rights and responsibilities as a voter is essential. Click here for a great resource called the General Election Voter Guide that’s filled with comprehensive information on the statewide crime-victim support referendum and judicial elections, as well as the local offices on the ballot in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Philadelphia and Montgomery counties.
NEW VOTING MACHINES: Philadelphia has new voting machines. Click here to learn more info on how to use them!
NEED A RIDE? Lyft to the polls: C70 is partnering with the ride-share service to offer half-off rides to polling places on Tuesday with code: VOTEPHILLY19
Historic election reform passed in Harrisburg
Monday, November 3, 2019 a new law was passed that marks a great leap forward from the commonwealth’s 1930s-era voting procedures. The enactment of Senate Bill 421 moves back our tight absentee-ballot deadline to 8 p.m. on Election Day and the registration deadline to 15 days before elections from the current 30. It will also allow for “no-excuse” mail-in voting and eliminates the straight-ticket voting (STV) option. It will also provide $90 million in funding for counties to upgrade voting systems and $4 million for Census outreach. Gov. Wolf signed the bill into law after bipartisan passage in the General Assembly (35-14 in the Senate and 131-68 in the House). The bill will go into effect for the April 2020 primary.