What is a ward?
Philadelphia is divided into 66 wards, each of which is divided into from 11 to 51 voting divisions – 1,686 in all. Two Democratic committee people in each division are elected directly by Democratic voters there. Together, the Democratic committee people elected in the ward make up the ward "executive committee," and select the ward leader and other officers. The core responsibility of wards is to turn out voters and make sure politicians are serving ward residents.
Dates of interest
Tuesday, October 30, 2018: Last day to apply for absentee ballot
Tuesday, November 6, 2018: Election Day
Tuesday, February 19, 2019: First day to circulate nominating petitions
Tuesday, March 12, 2019: Last day to circulate nominating petitions
Tuesday, May 21, 2018: Municipal Primary Election Day