The PA Primary Election is coming up on May 18th and criminal justice reform is on the ballot with a critical race for Philadelphia District Attorney and for state and local judges. Here’s the updated 2021 Philly Youth Voter Toolkit with important links for getting informed, including:
Ballotpedia – Sample Ballot Lookup: Ballotpedia.org
Philadelphia City Commissioners: PhiladelphiaVotes.com
Pennsylvania Department of State: VotesPA.com
League of Women Voters: Vote411.org
Better Civics/Philadelphia Citizen: Who’s Running for Judge in PA?
PA Bar Association Judicial Ratings: PAvotesmart.com
Philadelphia Bar Association Judicial Ratings: judges.philadelphiabar.org
May 3 – Voter Registration Deadline
May 5 – Governor’s Civic Engagement Award deadline
May 7 – Mail-In Ballot application deadline
Student Poll Worker Opportunity: If you’re 17 or older you can work at a polling place as a clerk or voting machine operator. No experience necessary! There’s an online training. Learn about the elections and get paid!!!17-year-olds must apply here and have the form signed by a parent and principal.
18 and over apply here: PhiladelphiaVotes.com
Incentives and Celebration: If you’re already registering students at your school, apply for the Governor’s Civic Engagement Award.
Engage youth and politicians: Sign up to interview candidates in your classroom. Committee of Seventy will live stream the interviews and the School District will replay them on their PSTV cable access channel.
Advocate and Push the Voter Education Agenda in Philly: Students and adults sign up to speak at a Philly School Board meeting. (Next meeting May 27)
Get Involved! Want to help with the citywide or statewide effort to help youth vote, work on our PA Youth Voices Podcast, social media campaign, or learn about internships and fellowships? Sign up here: PAyouthvote.org and DONATE here.
VOTER REGISTRATION LINK: http://weall.vote/philly2020
CANDIDATE RESEARCH COMMITTEE:
PHILLY YOUTH VOTE: https://sites.google.com/view/phillyyouthvote
STUDENT AMBASSADOR: https://www.mobilize.us/msv/event/279142/
I SIDE WITH: https://www.isidewith.com/
PHILADELPHIA REPRESENTATIVES: https://www.philadelphiavotes.com/en/voters