Blog Community On May 16, Philly will pick a candidate for mayor (and other important positions)

Please vote

May 16 is the next primary election for Philadelphia. Please vote. 

Voters will choose candidates for mayor, commissioner, city controller, register of wills, sheriff, at-large Council members, and district Council members. 

“The Democratic candidate who wins the primary has a high likelihood of cruising to office in the general election,” the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Read the Inquirer’s Democratic Primary Voters Guide here. Also, check out this quiz from WHYY that shows you which mayoral candidates are the best match for your convictions. 

Polls are open on May 16 from 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Find your polling place here. The last day to request a mail-in or absentee ballot is May 9. Request a mail-in ballot here

Candidates present their views on Kensington 

This year has been full of forums and debates between candidates for Philadelphia mayor. One that was on PHL17 on April 18 included responses to the opioid epidemic and how they think about Kensington. Watch that segment here. On April 4, a forum on public health policy with WHYY included significant conversation about Kensington.  

City Council candidates are also making their views known. District 7 candidates have answered questions from the community in two pieces by the Kensington Voice. Kensington Voice is also facilitating an election forum with mayoral candidates & District 7 candidates at McPherson Square Library on May 8 at 4:00 PM. Register below.

Attend the election forum organized by Kensington Voice at McPherson Square Library on May 8 at 4:00 PM

Register here