LWV Philadelphia recommends a number of different resources to promote civic engagement and education. Some resources, where noted, have been created by the League while others are external to us, but may be helpful. Please see below for more details.
Vote411 is an initiative of the League of Women Voters Education Fund that allows users to register to vote, check compare state issues, and access sample ballots. The League of Women Voters of Philadelphia publishes Philadelphia County races for each election and includes a specific question or set of questions that each candidate answers. Users can complete their sample ballot to prepare for voting on election day.
WeVote is an initiative created by the Committee of Seventy, which promotes a culture of voting in businesses, organizations and communities in the region. Similar to Vote411, WeVote is a tool that gives people access to sample ballots, voter registration, and polling place information. On top of that, users can find volunteer opportunities and share local events with friends. To find out more about WeVote, click here.
The Civics Center works to improve youth voter engagement by encouraging student-led, peer-to-peer voter registration and preregistration efforts through direct outreach to high school communities. To access resources for high school students and youth, like the Civics Center’s Voter Registration Action Plan, check out the organization here.
Common Cause Pennsylvania is defending and fighting for the tenets of democracy by engaging at the local and state level to ensure that every Pennsylvanian voice is heard and vote matters. Its nonpartisan, process oriented, result driven and inclusive approach has positioned it to be an advocate for the people, establishing good government with the help of the people and establishing a vision for Pennsylvania by working with the people. Check out Common Cause PA’s Mail-in Ballot FAQ, available below.
Keystone Votes is a nonpartisan coalition of advocacy and community organizations joined together to launch a coordinated campaign to update Pennsylvania’s election system. Its members represent communities across Pennsylvania from seniors and working people to immigrants, people with disabilities and faith leaders. Coalition members include leading Pennsylvania-based and national voting advocates and election administration experts.
Keystone Votes created a helpful guide to Act 77 and Act 12, the key legislation affecting elections in PA. Download the full presentation below.