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A guide to finding your polling place in Philly

Here’s a guide to finding your polling place (and who not to listen to about your polling place.)

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2013 file photo, stickers wait for voters at a polling place in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2013 file photo, stickers wait for voters at a polling place in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)Read more

VOTERS WILL decide in tomorrow's general election whether Gov. Corbett gets a second chance in office or whether Democrat Tom Wolf will be the first candidate to defeat an incumbent governor since the state's Constitution was amended in 1968 to allow a second term.

Voters in Pennsylvania also will cast ballots for members of the U.S. House, state House of Representatives and half of the 50 state Senate members.

The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Voters with questions about their registration status or polling place can call the Philadelphia City Commission at 215-686-1590 or visit PhiladelphiaVotes.com.

The Committee of Seventy, a good-government watchdog, is running an Election Day hot line for voters with questions or problems - 1-855-SEVENTY.

One source not to be trusted for polling information is the "Philadelphia Voter Education and Information Initiative," an invention of the Working Families Organization, which mailed out inaccurate information last week to 30,000 voters in Philadelphia.

The Brooklyn-based nonprofit operates in Pennsylvania as the Working Families Party.

Kati Sipp, the group's executive director in Pennsylvania, said it is now attempting to call every voter who received the inaccurate information. She blamed the problem on an error in how the mailing list was set up.

"It was a human error, and a big one, but an honest one," she said. "We take this error seriously, and we are taking every step possible to correct it. With all the dirty tricks Philadelphia voters have seen, the last thing we would want is to further any confusion."

The group's state campaign-finance report shows it received $125,000 from the Service Employees International Union of Pennsylvania on Oct. 3 and spent $88,470 on Oct. 20 as an in-kind contribution to Wolf's campaign for "paid field canvass."

City Commission Vice Chairman Al Schmidt said Sipp refused to provide a list of the voters who received the inaccurate polling-place information.

Sipp said her group did give the City Commission a list of the polling places that were inaccurately listed in the mailings.

Schmidt is worried about voters receiving inaccurate information so close to an election.

"Regardless of the intent, it has the same effect," Schmidt said of the group's motives.