JUST IN case you've forgotten, today is primary Election Day. But even if you've been snoozing, we have you covered. Here's everything you need to know:
There are competitive primary races for the state House of Representatives in many parts of the city, a Democratic battle for the state Attorney General nomination and a Republican face off to oppose Democratic Sen. Bob Casey in November. There's also a competitive GOP primary for auditor general. And, of course, the Republican presidential primary, which went from exciting to dull when Rick Santorum, closest rival to front-runner Mitt Romney, dropped out. For more details on all the candidates, check out our roundups at www.phillyclout.com.
The state's new law requiring photo identification for all voters at the polls doesn't go into effect until the Nov. 6 general election. But there will be a trial run for election workers today. So you will likely be asked to provide photo ID when you go to vote. Previously, the only voters asked for ID were first-timers at polling places. But you can still vote without ID, if you're not new to the polling place.
If poll workers try to block you from voting without an ID, call the City Commissioners at 215-686-3461. And if you don't have a valid form of identification, information will be handed out at the polls today explaining what you need to do to come into compliance with the law by the fall.
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. To find the location of your polling place, go to www.phillyelection.com, click on "Polling Place Locations" and enter your address.
Voters with complaints about voter intimidation today can call the District Attorney's Office at 215-686-9641. For other voting problems, call the City Commisioners at 215-686-3461. And the Committee of Seventy can answer election questions at 1-866-OUR-VOTE.