In North Philadelphia, a focus on the issues
PHILADELPHIA – According to James Dandy, judge of elections at the North Philadelphia Seventh-Day Adventist Church, there are many pressing issues facing the city such as jobs, the economy, healthcare and education.
“I hope that voters come out and set aside their differences so that we can put the right candidates in office,” Dandy told the Capital-Star. “We have had substantial turnout in this area with approximately 75 people coming to vote in person, about 9 provisional votes and over 100 mail-in ballots,”
“We need people to understand that this election outcome will have an impact on young and old people throughout the city,” Dandy said.
Kimberly Togman and Geoff Aguirre are both Election Protection volunteers who were working at City Hall helping direct voters to the right polling place and answer Election Day questions.
“We are working to get as many people out to vote today as possible because Philadelphia is in a swing state and we have important governor and senate elections on the line,” Togman told the Capital-Star.
“This can mean a lot for the future when it comes to issues like women’s rights, voting rights and marital rights,” Togman concluded.
“The city has been busy today with voters since early this morning and many polling sites have said they are way ahead of in person voting numbers than previous years,” Aguirre mentioned. “The health of our democracy depends upon everyone voting, especially young voters, because things turn out for the best if everyone is involved.”
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