But recent efforts by the city commission and Common Pleas Judge Armand Della Porta, who handled the realignment, have eased those fears.
"We're really not that concerned," said Bill Josephs, Goode's deputy campaign manager.
While both mayoral campaigns said they expected the realignment to result in some confusion among voters, Rizzo campaign spokesman James Baumbach said confusion would be "minimal."
Registration Administrator Aaron Bing said yesterday that all 64,000 voters who will vote in new divisions have been notified by mail.
Each voter received a postcard with a perforated, wallet-size pink card listing the new election division. Using that card, voters can check newspaper ads next Monday that will list all of the city's 1,731 polling locations.
Bing said his office also has ordered 3,000 posters to be placed on telephone poles in the affected wards to notify people of where they should vote.
"We've done all we could do," Bing said.
He said about 50 percent of the affected voters are black, and 49 percent are white.
Realignment of the city's other 33 wards will begin shortly after Nov. 3. Election officials were under court order to realign divisions to make them more nearly equal in the number of voters, and more than 100 divisions will be eliminated when the task is completed by the spring.
No ward boundaries are being redrawn under the plan.
Della Porta, who ordered the redrawing last year after hearing a class- action suit filed by the watchdog Committee of 70, said yesterday that he has finished appointing local election officials in all newly drawn divisions.
Josephs said the Goode campaign had been concerned about "election judges showing up in a polling place where they didn't belong."
He said the campaign is satisfied with an order by Della Porta this week listing all election judges, plus newspaper listings of polling places.
In the meantime, the Goode campaign put challenger Frank Rizzo's forces on notice that they will be watching for any harassment of black voters under a ''ballot security" plan the Rizzo campaign plans to implement on Tuesday.
Attorney S. David Fineman, representing Goode, said the mayor's camp is prepared to go into court and get an injunction if there is any harassment of voters on Election Day or if the camp learns that Rizzo has a ballot security plan that could be implemented.
"If we find out that there is a plan to harass black and minority voters and we can clearly identify what that plan is, we will go to court and seek whatever remedy the court provides," Fineman said.
Rizzo spokesman Baumbach has said the Rizzo campaign would oppose efforts to intimidate or harass voters of any race. He said Rizzo forces are ''delighted" to hear that Goode's campaign wants to help the Rizzo camp ensure a fair election.
Fineman said the Goode camp will have between 50 and 100 lawyers on the street who will be prepared to go to court if they get word of any voter harassment.
State Rep. Chaka Fattah, a key Goode strategist for West Philadelphia, said the ballot security process "is designed to intimidate black voters."