Websites For Philadelphia Committeepeople

This guide is a collection of website links and other documents useful to Democratic Committeepeople in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, especially new ones. It covers such areas as voter registration, election results, party organizations and rules, elected officials and community resources. It can be used as a bookmark collection and as a source of reference while canvassing.

A Voter Registration Application Form

PA Online Voter Registration or, a shortcut.

Votes PA, Voting in PA/Register to Vote/About Elections/Your Rights/Resources’s Voter Registration in Pennsylvania, a non-governmental site when is down.

Find Voter Registration Status

Voting by Absentee Ballot

Office of Property Assessment/Property Information Click on “Search for a Property”. On the next screen, use the pull-down menu on the left side of the box to select “Block”. Then enter the block number that you want to review. You can determine if the person is the homeowner or a tenant.

Philadelphia Property Search This database is meant as a neighborhood organizing tool, and was built for Philadelphia Committeepeople to get in touch with their new constituents. Searchable by ward, division, zip code.

Elected Officials in Philadelphia County

Precinct Committee Person Guide & Resources (Version 2017.2.0) Authorized by the Pennsylvania Democratic Party

Office of the Philadelphia City Commissioners About/Voters/Candidates and Campaigns/Election Board Officials/Resources and Data/Contact

City Commissioner Al Schmidt’s 2019 Citizen’s Handbook Contact information for public officials and voter registration statistics and political district maps.

Guide for Election Board Officials in Philadelphia County , 49 pages, revised 9/2019.

Pennsylvania Democratic Party

Philadelphia Democratic City Committee, their website, has been unreachable since October, 2019.

Philly Ward Leaders , a non-partisan, transparent look at ward leaders and Committeepeople. Click Get Started or Leaders, then choose a ward, then details and scroll down.

Rules of the Democratic Party of the City and County of Philadelphia, revised 2014

Philadelphia Election Results

Previous Election Results

Pennsylvania Election Results

Committeepeople Elected Primary Election 2018

Statewide Voting and Election Statistics

Committee of Seventy, a non-partisan civic leadership organization that advances representative, ethical and effective government in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania through citizen engagement and public policy advocacy.

Philly 311 A free mobile app is also available.

Department of Revenue – Tax Programs For Homeowners , tax reductions, tax credits and exemptions

Where To Turn Guide – To Help People Who Are Homeless Published by Project HOME Outreach Coordination Center. The pamphlet, updated regularly, is designed for two-sided printing, to be folded in half.

Free Meals and Daytime Services Flyer Published by Philadelphia Office of Homeless Services

Know Your Rights by Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition

PA DMV Change of Address/Name – useful so Voter ID and license match

Prepared by Michael R. Swayze, a Democratic Committeeperson in 22-03. Send comments, suggestions, additions to:

Last Updated: 12/15/2019

Democratic Presidential Debate Update

The number of Democratic presidential candidates remains in flux. Back in July there were two dozen plus contenders. In a fourteen day period – November 14 to December 3 – four individuals withdrew from the race. Two, however, joined the race: former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick on November 14 followed by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on November 24. The current cast is down to fifteen.

Note: On January 2, Julián Castro suspended his campaign and Marianne Williamson laid off her entire campaign staff while remaining in the race. The cast of participants thins.

The sixth Democratic debate is scheduled for Thursday, December 19 to be held in Los Angeles. It will be sponsored by PBS NewsHour and POLITICO.

The active Democratic contenders are (in alphabetical order):
Michael Bennet, Senator from Colorado
Joe Biden, former Vice President of the United States
Michael Bloomberg, former Mayor of New York City
Cory Booker, Senator from New Jersey
Pete Buttigieg, Mayor of South Bend, Indiana
John Delaney, former Congressman from Maryland
Tulsi Gabbard, Congresswoman from Hawaii
Amy Klobuchar, Senator from Minnesota
Deval Patrick, former Governor of Massachusetts
Bernie Sanders, Senator from Vermont
Tom Steyer, former hedge fund executive
Elizabeth Warren, Senator from Massachusetts
Marianne Williamson, author
Andrew Yang, tech company executive

There are thirteen candidates who have withdrawn or suspended their campaign. They are:
Julián Castro, former U.S. Secretary of Housing & Urban Development, suspended January 2, 2020
Kamala Harris, Senator from California, withdrew December 3, 2019
Steve Bullock, Governor of Montana, withdrew December 2, 2019
Joe Sestak, former Congressman from Pennsylvania, withdrew December 1, 2019
Wayne Messam, Mayor of Miramar, Florida, withdrew November 20, 2019
Beto O’Rourke, former Congressman from Texas, withdrew November 1, 2019
Tim Ryan, Congressman from Ohio; withdrew October 24, 2019
Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York City; withdrew September 20, 2019
Kirsten Gillibrand, Senator from New York; withdrew August 28, 2019
Seth Moulton, Congressman from Massachusetts; withdrew August 23, 2019
Jay Inslee, Governor of Washington State; withdrew August 21, 2019
John Hickenlooper, former Governor of Colorado; withdrew August 15, 2019
Eric Swalwell, Congressman from California; withdrew July 8, 2019

POLITICO reports six candidates have already qualified, as of December 3, for the December 19th debate. They are: Biden, Buttigieg, Klobuchar, Sanders, Steyer and Warren. Candidates Tulsi Gabbard and Andrew Yang may still qualify as they have already matched the donor threshold requirement. The official list of candidates who will appear on stage in Los Angeles will be announced by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) after the December 12 qualification deadline.

The requirements to participate in the December debate were released in October by the DNC.

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Updated January 3, 2020