Election Guide Part 4 - Other Races
Happy Wednesday Activists! We hope you're having a good week so far. We have just three weeks to go to the primary election and today we have the information on candidates running for what sometimes are considered more minor offices. But they are not minor, especially when they are not filled by competent and honest people. So read below for the information! We have three today and will have the rest next week. And remember, you can help make sure we have a robust election process by telling your neighbors and friends how important the May 16th election is! You can give them the important dates and information below and in our past newsletters here , here, and here. And don't forget to check out our website page that has more information on the mayoral candidates.
ELECTION DEADLINES! Here are the three key dates: May 1 -- Deadline to register to vote. Need to register or change your address or name? Do it here. May 9 by 5:00 pm - Last day to apply for a mail-in ballot. BUT DON'T WAIT! Do it now so you have time to make sure your ballot is returned in time to be counted. May 16 -- Election Day How will you vote? Voting at the polls? Polls are open 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. If you're not sure where to vote, find your polling place here. Voting by mail? If you haven't already, sign up to vote by mail here - ASAP! Mail-in ballots are being mailed out now. You can check on the status of your mail-in ballot at the ballot tracker here. Find the nearest mail-in ballot drop boxes here.
Races In Various City Offices City Controller The Controller is basically the chief financial officer for the city. As we know, Rebecca Rhynhart resigned from that position to run for mayor. The Controller conducts independent audits and reports about the city's financial operations, so the city can improve the use of our tax dollars. Three Democratic candidates are running for the position now -- -- Christy Brady -- Alexandra Hunt -- John Thomas You can see more about each of them in this Committee of Seventy post. Just click on their names to learn more about them. City Commissioners The Commissioners run our elections. They record voter registrations and provide election results. The board is made up of two Democrats and one Republican. All three incumbents are running unopposed this year. They are -- -- Lisa Deeley (D) -- Omar Sabir (D) -- Seth Bluestein (R) You can read about them in this Committee of Seventy post. Register of Wills As the title implies, this office is responsible for probating wills and granting letters of administration when someone dies without a will. The office also maintains records of wills, inventories of estates and many related functions. Four Democrats are running to hold this office -- Tracey Gordon -- Rae K. Hall -- Elizabeth Lowe -- John Sabatina Learn more about them in this Committee of Seventy post.
PHILADELPHIA MAYOR'S RACE Check out last week's newsletter devoted to this. We also have the major candidates' detailed answers to our questionnaire on the important issues, written in the candidates' own words on our new website page here.
BALLOT QUESTIONS See this recent newsletter for the details.
THE STATEWIDE JUDICIAL RACES Check out the candidates in our recent newsletter
MATCHING GRANT NEWS! Thanks to you, we have already met our matching limit of $500. so Indivisible will mate your donations dollar for dollar! We are so honored and grateful to be in this work with you all and we thank you for your support!
REGISTER VOTERS! We're coming down to the deadline, so we have one more voter registration drive for you. Clark Park Where: Baltimore Avenue & South 43rd Street THIS SATURDAY! April 29, 10:00 to 12:00 Sign up here.
IMPORTANT SPECIAL ELECTION! Help Elect a State Rep to Keep the Democratic Majority You probably know that last year the Democrats won the majority in the State House. BUT, did you know that this one-seat lead is in jeopardy ? There is now a vacancy in a Delaware County seat and the special election to fill it is May 16th. The Democrat running is Heather Boyd and you can help get her elected and save the Democrats' majority! Sign up to phone bank or canvass here , or make a donation. We need to keep that majority to help defend against terrible Republican bills and ballot questions!
35 Doors Project Talk to voters in your neighborhood to get out the vote. This is some of the most important work you can do - and it's fun! Check out our 35 Doors Project! Email us here for more info.
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