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