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Philadelphia Voting and Elections: Why Vote?

This is a practical guide to voting and elections in Philadelphia.

Why Vote?

Why College Student Voters Matter 
"Local offices and issues have a direct impact on a student’s home and college community. Officials make decisions on topics like student debt, funding for higher education, and the economy. Because community college students typically go to school in the communities where they and their families live, they can directly share registration and voting information with their larger community." 

  • Your vote is your voice 
  • You have the right to be heard and the power to vote during the election
  • Your vote matters because you are important and so are the needs of your family and friends
  • You can support solutions to the problems you see affecting your community
  • You can make sure your elected officials represent you
  • You can impact the direction of your neighborhood, city, state and the entire country
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