No Straight Party Voting II

Pennsylvania no longer has "Straight Party" voting.

  • Fill in each candidate's oval if voting with a mail-in ballot.
  • Select each candidate one-by-one if voting on a machine at the poll.

Who & What's on the ballot?

Our main reason for existing is to make sure folks have what they need to make the best decisions on Election Day. You always have a chance to review ballots online before you vote. Note: The address on your voter registration determines what's on your ballot.

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Offices - Political Party Candidates - Listed under their chosen parties

  • President - Vote for 1
  • Representative for Congress (Congressperson) - Vote for 1
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Pennsylvania Offices - Political Party Candidates - Listed under their chosen parties

  • Attorney General - Vote for 1
  • Auditor General - Vote for 1
  • State Treasurer - Vote for 1
  • State Senator (Phila. Area - Only Districts 1, 3, 5, 7) - Vote for 1
  • Representative in the General Assembly (State Rep.) - Vote for 1
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Philadelphia Four Ballot Questions

  • Vote 'Yes' or 'No'

People have taken to the streets to seek more justice from our Justice System. Now, Philadelphians have an opportunity to add reforms to our City Charter. The Charter is the equivalent to being our City's Constitution. Philly voters, let's make sure our voices are heard loud and clear.

Philly - Ballot Question #1 - We Recommend 'Yes'

Shall The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter be amended to call on the Police Department to eliminate the practice of unconstitutional stop and frisk, consistent with judicial precedent meaning an officer must have reasonable suspicion that a person is engaged in criminal activity in order to stop that person, and, therefore, an officer cannot stop someone unlawfully because of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religious affiliation or expressions, or other protected characteristic?

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Philly - Ballot Question #2

Shall The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter be amended to create the Office of Victim Advocate to advocate for crime victims and to work with victim-services providers to coordinate, plan, train, educate, and investigate issues related to crime victims?

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Philly - Ballot Question #3 - We Recommend 'Yes'

Shall The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter be amended to provide for the creation of a Citizens Police Oversight Commission, and to authorize City Council to determine the composition, powers and duties of the Commission?

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Philly - Ballot Question #4

Should the City of Philadelphia borrow ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-FOUR MILLION DOLLARS ($134,000,000.00) to be spent for and toward capital purposes as follows: Transit; Streets and Sanitation; Municipal Buildings; Parks; Recreation and Museums; and Economic and Community Development?

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Official Sample Voting Ballots

Your time filling out your mail-in ballot or voting in person will be smoother is you are familiar with what's on the ballot for your district. We strongly urge you to download your sample ballot for your voting address from The Office of the Philadelphia City Commissioners. You will also be able to find your polling location at the same time if you choose to vote in person.

Note: Don't live in Philly? Your county's website will contain ballot info for your area. Find your county's website on VotesPA.

For More Info @ Candidates/Ballot Questions

Check out these sites for more candidate and ballot question information:

Ballotpedia - Comprehensive candidate and ballot information.>>

This non-partisan site provides detailed ballot information. Ballotpedia's explanation of Philadelphia's ballot questions is exceptional.

Cicero - Who's Already in Office?>>

We're not promoting any candidates. However, you should be aware of who's a challenger and who's an incumbent (the person who currently holds that office). Maybe you want a change, or perhaps you want to retain someone. This simple tool lets you "put a name to the face."

Create a Custom Ballot

You can print the ballot from your county elections office's website or save an electronic version. Luckily, the Committee of Seventy's Ballot Tool will create a list that you can take with you to the poll and share with friends