Vote Today

Editor’s note: This article was initially published in The Daily Gazette, Swarthmore’s online, daily newspaper founded in Fall 1996. As of Fall 2018, the DG has merged with The Phoenix. See the about page to read more about the DG.

Today is Election Day! Here’s everything you need to know to vote:

Where should I vote?

If you are registered to vote north of the train tracks (Alice Paul, David Kemp, Dana, Danawell, Hallowell, Mertz, Parrish, Willets, Woolman, Worth), your polling place is:

Swarthmore Rutledge Elementary School

100 College Ave


If you are registered to vote south of the train tracks (ML, PPR/A, Apartments), your polling place is:

The CADES Building

401 Rutgers Ave


When can I vote?

The polls are open from 7 AM until 8 PM.


How do I get there?

Shuttles will be running every fifteen minutes from Parrish Circle from 10 AM until 8 PM. The polling places are both less than a fifteen minute walk from campus.


What should I bring?

Your college ID. To prevent any chance of voter harassment, do not wear any gear endorsing a particular candidate.


What if my only free time is during my afternoon snack break?

Never fear! There will be a food truck with free cupcakes at the Swarthmore Rutledge Elementary School polling place starting at 3 PM.


What am I voting on?

Here’s the list of candidates and propositions on the ballot this time. More information on the Democratic and Republican candidates up for election is available on each party’s website.


This isn’t a presidential election, or even a national one. Does it matter if I vote?

Yes! Read Abby Diebold’s reflection on why local politics matter.

The Daily Gazette

The Daily Gazette is Swarthmore’s daily newspaper. The Gazette is sent out every work-day to more than 2,500 people, and has thousands of readers from across the world.

The Daily Gazette was organized during Fall semester 1996 by Sam Schulhofer-Wohl ’98. The goal: to provide timely coverage of campus news and Garnet sports while maintaining complete independence from the administration and student government.

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