Important voting information

April 22, 2008 10:18:44 AM PDT
Important information you'll need before heading out to vote. 6ABC will be monitoring the situation at polling places for Tuesday's Pennsylvania Primary. If you experience any problems, you can call our hotline at 1-866-978-4232. The League of Women Voters will be manning the phones to answer questions and record concerns during polling hours.

Polls open in Pennsylvania at 7:00 a.m. They will remain open until 8:00 p.m.

Heavy turnout and long lines are expected. Voters who arrive before 8:00 pm. will be permitted to vote, but voters are urged to arrive early in order to avoid crowds and longer lines.

Anyone who doesn't know where to vote or how the machine works can log on to www.votespa.com. That's where the state provides information on how each of the 67 counties conducts elections. They caution that different counties use different methods.

Judges of elections can require newly- registered first-time voters to provide identification. The following items are acceptable forms of identification:

  • Pennsylvania drivers license or Pennsylvania I.D. card
  • Identification issued by and federal or state agency
  • Student identification with photo
  • United States Military Identification
  • Voters Registration Card
  • Gun permit with name and address
  • Government check with name and address
  • Current utility bill with name and address
  • Current bank statement with name and address
  • Paycheck with name and address

PHILADELPHIA ELECTION DAY TELEPHONE NUMBERS

CITY COMMISSIONERS

Chairperson, Honorable Margaret Tartaglione
215-686-3461

Commissioners Office - Room 132
215-686-3462

Commissioner Edgar Howard

Honorable Joseph Duda
215-686-3464

COMMITTEE OF SEVENTY
215-557-3600

ELECTION DAY COMPLAINTS
215-686-1590

VOTING MACHINE MALFUNCTION
215-686-7800

ELECTION BOARD - (Absentee Ballots, Pollworkers)
215-686-3469 & 215-686-3943

ELECTION LEGAL MATTERS
215-686-3940

MISSING ELECTION MATERIALS
215-686-1530
215-686-1531
215-686-1532

WATCHER CERTIFICATES
215-686-1535

CITY HALL OPERATOR
215-686-1776

COURT OF COMMON PLEAS INTERPRETERS
1-866-874-3972

DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S COMPLAINT INTAKE UNIT
215-686-9641
215-686-9643
215-686-9644
215-686-9645

DEMOCRATIC CITY COMMITTEE
215-241-7800

REPUBLICAN CITY COMMITTEE
215-561-0650

CENTRAL ELECTION COURT (ROOM 676, CITY HALL)
215-686-4278

OTHER COUNTY BOARDS OF ELECTION

BERKS
610-478-6490

BUCKS
215-348-6154

CHESTER
610-344-6410

DELAWARE
610-891-4673

LEHIGH
610-782-3198

NORTHAMPTON
610-559-3055

MONTGOMERY
610-278-3275

PHILADELPHIA
215-686-1590


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