Tagged Elections

Making Her Mark: Philadelphia Women Fight for the Vote Digital Exhibition Launches

I still remember as a child, coming along as my mother cast her ballot. Standing side by side with my mother, the first person in my family to vote in the U.S., left me with wide-eyed curiosity. The wait in line culminating in a thick…

"I Voted" Stickers from Our Special Collections

It's Primary Election Day in Philadelphia! If you've signed up in Pennsylvania to vote by mail , you should have already received your ballot with its easy-to-follow instructions, enclosure envelope, and mailing envelope. The…

Five Free Library Locations to Serve as Polling Places in Primary Election

Voting in the  Pennsylvania Primary Election on Tuesday, June 2, is going to be different in Philadelphia this year, as the Philadelphia Inquirer   recently noted , because of COVID-19 . Despite the unique…

Skip the Polls for the Post Office: Everything You Need To Know About Mail-In Voting

by Marija G. , Alyssa V. , and Kalela W. With uncertainty amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many are preparing for the primaries with a short walk to their mailbox. Deadlines have been postponed, anyone in Pennsylvania can take advantage…

Election Day is Tuesday, November 5

Election Day is Tuesday, November 5 throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. During this general election, Philadelphians will elect a Mayor, 10 District Council and Seven Council at-Large members, as well as Judges, City…

New Voting Machine Demonstrations at a Neighborhood Library Near You!

Whether you've voted or not in the past few years for national or local elections, you may or may not know that voting security has become an ever-increasing concern. A bipartisan report by the Senate Intelligence Committee released…

How to Vote in the Primary Election on Tuesday, May 21

Philadelphians: it’s time to make your voting plans for the 2019 Pennsylvania primary election, which will be held this coming Tuesday, May 21! The Free Library is here to help you vote, in more ways than one. Here’s an…

Midterms Matter: Democracy Looks Like You!

Voting is an exercise in democracy. And no matter where you fall on the political spectrum, if you’re not registered to vote, your voice won’t be heard. Midterms matter! And for these crucial 2018 elections, the deadline to…

Connecting with Local Organizations Builds Library Community Engagement

The Free Library of Philadelphia’s Cluster Leaders – staff who supervise 5 to 8 neighborhood libraries grouped together geographically – recently discussed what the American Library Association calls the "domino…

November 7th is Election Day

Election Day is Tuesday, November 7th throughout the state of Pennsylvania. During this general election, Philadelphians will elect both a new District Attorney and City Controller, as well as: Nine new judges on Philadelphia…

The Patriot's Guide to Taking a Break from the Election

Does the 2016 election have you feeling anxious? Are your news and social media feeds just too much for you some days? Are you randomly and for no reason starting fights with family members? Yeah, me too. But don't lose…

The 2016 American Presidency Series

2016: It's an election year and Philadelphia is hosting the Democratic National Convention!  The Free Library wanted to get in on the fun, so join us as we launch an exciting new event series: The American Presidency. This…

VOTE on Tuesday, November 3rd!

Philadelphia’s 2015 general election is Tuesday, November 3rd and it is an important one! Registered voters will have the opportunity to select a new Mayor , City Council members , Judges (for PA Supreme Court , Superior Court ,…

Election Day 2014

This year’s general election takes place Tuesday, November 4, when Pennsylvanians will go to the polls and cast their votes for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, U.S. Congress, and State Senators and Representatives.…

Supporting Voters with Internet Resources

We are on the road today, visiting the Kingsessing Branch. Today is primary day, and many of our branches are polling locations. The Techmobile is parked on South 51st Street, and we are inviting on board anyone with questions about…

Don't forget to vote on November 2!

Election day is Tuesday, November 2. Don't forget to vote! Several key races are taking place in Pennsylvania this election year, including the races for Governor and Lieutenant Governor; U.S. Senate and House of Representatives; as…

Register to vote at the Parkway Central Library

Are you registered to vote in this year’s critical midterm elections? Election Day is Tuesday, November 2, and the deadline to register is Monday, October 4—exactly two weeks from today. Not sure of where or how to register?…