Welcome to the Voting Plan Challenge!!!
We're glad you've joined us. Now, you may say to yourself, "Hold on. The link said, "Create a Plan." Why did I land on the Voting Plan Challenge page?" Well, one of the biggest ‘challenges’ many voters face is voting without a plan or a strategy.
We believe that experienced and newer voters will benefit from this challenge. If you move through this challenge quickly, you're well on your way to becoming a voting champion for others.
The goal is to help you build a plan to vote more powerfully on Election Day.
By the time you finish the worthy assignment, you'll be ready for this election and many more to come. Please share with your family and friends that they should also prepare to walk confidently into the booth with a strategy that will benefit our community and our city.
Challenge #1 - Put Election Day on Your Calendar
Put Election Day on your calendar, whether it's electronic or old school paper. Too many folks forget to vote because they get busy and time slips away. Remember, just a few voters will decide this election. Make sure you're one of them.
Election Day: Tuesday, November 5th - Polls open at 7 A.M. and Close at 8 P.M.
You have done more than most Philadelphians at this point. Spread the word.
Reason to check your registration: You updated your registration because you moved or changed your name.
If you've moved since you last voted and did not update your voter registration, you will have to go back to your old poll. Not sure? Please check your voter registration status. Pro tip: When checking your name, less is more. Start with your first and last name, then go from there.
Not registered? You'll have to wait until after the election. The deadline to register has passed.
Challenge #3 - Get Familiar with the New Voting Machines
New voting machines will be rolling out on November 5th--Election Day. Walk into that booth and let your fingers confidently make a difference after you've viewed these short videos.
Challenge #4 - Know What Each Office Does
Listen to our lively discussions featuring WURD's political reporting guru, Vincent Thompson. Each short audio clip will bring you closer to being the most informed voter on your block.
We suggest that you learn what the office requires, decide which issues are important to you, and then pick the candidate who you think can get the job done. Voting is the hiring process for good government. You can't hire someone if you don't know what the job requires.
Challenge #5 - Write Down Candidate & Ballot Choices
Writing down your candidates' names and ballot question 'Yes/No' answers will speed up your time in the booth. Luckily, the Committee of Seventy has done the work for you. Their 2019 Ballot Tool will create a list that you can take with you to the poll and share it with friends.
Make the best use of your time in the booth. Create a list to take with you to the poll.