What is the first and best way to get involved in local politics in Philadelphia? Running for a committee person seat in your ward.
Ward committee people are the political block captains of the local Democratic and Republican parties. Committee people represent their immediate neighborhoods--think two or three square blocks--and are elected every four years. The next ward committee election is May 2022.
The first step in running for committeeperson is learning a bit about your current committee people. Search the map below to find your division and see how many candidates are running where you live, and the names of the balloted candidates.
The darker red the division is on the map, the more candidates have filed to run there. The darker green it is, the more open seats there are. To view this more easily, select "0" and "1" seats on the right-side window to view the divisions with open seats in isolation. You can also view more competitive races with 3+ candidates by selecting only "3" and "4" on the right.
If 1 or 0 people are running in your division, that means there's an open seat, and you should consider running as a write-in!
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