Voting Rights Resources

Voter Registration, Identification, and Locations

For detailed information about the voter ID law, what type of ID you need to have, and how to obtain proper ID, visit the Commitee of Seventy’s website or read the ACLU’s “know your rights” toolkit.

For information about the voter ID laws in other states, visit the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Laws “Map of Shame.”

You can find your local polling place and information on registering to vote on the VotesPA website. Make sure to check the site before each election as polling places can change between elections.

For more information about voting procedures, rules, and the rights of voters, visit Common Cause Pennsylvania’s Voters’ Tool Kit.

For information about how to vote and preparing for election day, click this link from the City of Philadelphia City Commissioners, the body responsible for Philadelphia elections.

Voter Suppression

To report voter suppression efforts or problems voting, call Election Protection: 1-866-OUR-VOTE or visit their website.

Advocates and Coalitions

Advancement Project: The Advancement Project is a policy, communications and legal action group committed to racial justice by helping organized communities of color dismantle and reform the unjust and inequitable policies that undermine the promise of democracy. Voter protection is one of the Advancement Project’s central issues.

Common Cause Pennsylvania: Common Cause Pennsylvania is a non-partizan citizen’s organization whose goal is to ensure open, honest, accountable and effective government in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Election Protection: Through a national hotline, website, and comprehensive voter protection field programs, Election Protection provides Americans from coast to coast with comprehensive voter information and advice on how they can make sure their vote is counted.

PA Voter ID Coalition: The Pennsylvania Voter ID Coalition is composed of 80 organizations that have convened to conduct non-partisan education activities about Pennsylvania’s new voter ID law, which will go into effect at the November 6 general election.

Why Tuesday?: A 501(c)3 non-partisan organization, Why Tuesday? advocates moving election day to a weekend in order to accomodate more citizens’ schedules and increase turnout.

More Information on the Issue

Read the Vote Philadelphia Transition Committee’s Recommendations to the Incoming 2012 Philadelphia City Commissioners on how to make elections more accessible and transparent