Philly First Ward Democrats

Your elected neighborhood guides for the Democratic party


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.

Vacancy Alert

The First Ward has four vacancies right now: one in Division 4, Division 7, Division 12, and Division 14. If you are interested in filling one of these roles, please reach out.



Dates of interest

  • Tuesday, October 7, 2019: Last day to register to vote before the November election

  • Tuesday November 5, 2019: Election Day