Philadelphia

Voting Getting Screwed Up in Philly

Robocalls telling voters polling places have changed locations

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Voting in Pennsylvania — and especially in Philadelphia — has the capacity to be a perplexing and intimidating task. To make your Election Day life a bit easier, I checked in with Zack Stalberg, the head of the Committee of Seventy, a non-partisan election watchdog group that will have 800 volunteers on the phones and streets to try to make sure everything is on the up-and-up.

Yesterday, I started hearing complaints that people were getting robocalls indicating that their polling places had changed when they hadn't. Are you hearing similar things?
There is a whole range of complaints already, and the closer we get, the more they tend to be about misinformation or disinformation. As with any other big election, there are signs of people either innocently making a mistake or really trying to get bad information out there to confuse people.