November 4, 2013: The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, the City Commissioner’s Office and the Committee of Seventy will all be watching Tuesday’s election closely. Members of the District Attorney’s Office will monitor action at the polls and enforce fair practices to ensure that a fair election is held on Tuesday.
The City Commissioner’s Office is urging anyone with questions about tomorrow’s election to visit their website, www.philadelphiavotes.com. The website helps voters check their registration status, find their polling place and check if their polling place is fully handicapped accessible. This information is also available through the City Commissioner’s Election Day hotline at 215-686-1590.
The Committee of Seventy will also have approximately 250 volunteers available to help with any problems at the polls. Voters’ can always go to their website www.seventy.org for more information on the new law.
Voters’ complaints can be registered by calling the District Attorney’s Office at 215-686-9641, 9643, 9644 or 9884. The Committee of Seventy will also be available to answer any election related questions at 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683). Mobile units, each with an Assistant District Attorney and a District Attorney’s Detective, will be dispatched to problem polling places to investigate any person who attempts to violate a citizen’s right to vote. Violators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Charges can include: assault, vote fraud, harassment, terroristic threats and voter intimidation.