2019 Election

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Here Are All the Philly Write-In Votes From the November Election

Philadelphia’s new voting machines may have some issues (if you haven’t read this alarming New York Times story about what happened in Northampton County on […]

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Election Recap: Working Families Party Gains Council Seat, Democrats Take Delco

There was really only one burning question during Tuesday’s election: Would the Working Families Party make history by removing Republicans from the two City Council […]

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It’s Election Day in Philadelphia: Here’s What You Need to Know

In Democratic Party–dominated Philly, odd-year general elections are often sleep-inducing affairs. Because the big-ticket items, like the mayoral race, are effectively decided during the Democratic […]

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Your No-B.S. Guide to Philly’s 2019 General Election

At the polls on Tuesday, you’ll have the opportunity to vote for mayor, City Council seats, city commissioner and more. Mayor Jim Kenney is up for reelection, facing […]

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I’m a Democratic Ward Leader. Here’s Why I’m Voting for Kendra Brooks and Nicolas O’Rourke.

I have served as the elected Democratic leader of the 2nd Ward, in South Philadelphia, since June 2018. I got involved in local politics because […]

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Meet the Candidates Trying to Shake Up the City Council At-Large Race

The general election for City Council at-large seats is normally uneventful. Typically it goes something like this: If you’re a Democrat, you vote for five […]

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Now’s Your Last Chance to Register to Vote Before the November Election

Act fast, Philly: Monday is the last day to register to vote before the general election this fall. On November 5th, you’ll have the opportunity to […]

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New Online Absentee Ballot Request Makes Voting in Pa. … Marginally Easier

We have a lot of elections here in America, so it’s not unlikely that, at one point or another, you’ve been out of town on […]

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Meet the City Council At-Large Candidate Endorsed by Elizabeth Warren

Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren flung a surprising twist in a local race this week by endorsing at-large City Council contender Kendra Brooks — who is, notably, not […]

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In a Major Upset, Philly Nominates a Woman for Sheriff for the First Time

For the first time ever — and in a major #MeToo victory — Philly has nominated a woman to head the Sheriff’s Office. Rochelle Bilal, a […]

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Kenney Easily Wins Democratic Nomination for Second Term

Get ready for four more years of Mayor Jim Kenney, Philly. Unofficial primary election results are in — and Kenney won the Democratic nomination for mayor in […]

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It’s Primary Day in Philadelphia: Here’s What You Need to Know

Odd-year elections are often the middle children of American democracy — especially the primaries. Four years ago, the turnout in this same election was an abysmal […]

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Do You Know Why You’re Voting on Four Ballot Questions This Year?

When you step into the ballot box for Tuesday’s primary election, you will face a number of decisions, from whom to nominate for mayor to whom you’ll select […]

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The No-B.S. Guide to the 2019 Primary Election

The 2019 municipal primary is nearly here, Philly. If you’re registered to vote, you should absolutely get to the polls on Tuesday. There’s a lot at stake when […]

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2019 Mayoral Debate Takeaways: The Primary Finally Gets Interesting

We’ve got one week until the municipal primary, Philly, and the election’s biggest race is just heating up. The city’s three Democratic mayoral candidates — […]