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.
Votes PA, Voting in PA/Register to Vote/About Elections/Your Rights/Resources
DMV.org’s Voter Registration in Pennsylvania, a non-governmental site when votespa.com is down.
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.
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Updated: 12/15/2019