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You Can Personally Test Philly’s Controversial New Voting Machines

Everyone agrees that voting is important, but in true Philly fashion, the city government can’t seem to reach consensus on how we should cast our ballots — as […]

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Kenney on Controller’s Voting Machine Objections: “I Don’t Know What Her Problem Is”

Mayor Jim Kenney has come out swinging in defense of the city’s looming purchase of more than $50 million worth of new voting machines that […]

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Amid Controversy, City Commissioners Choose New Voting Machines

On Wednesday, Philadelphia’s city commissioners forged ahead in the process of procuring new voting machines for the city. More than one week after they delayed […]

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Inside the Controversy Over Philly’s Effort to Get New Voting Machines

Roughly a year ago, Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration ordered all Pennsylvania counties to replace electronic voting systems with machines that leave a paper trail, in […]

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Philly Voter Registration Is Way Up. What Does That Mean for Turnout?

Philly voter registration saw a major jump ahead of the midterm elections this November 6th. Nearly 29,000 more people registered to vote in the city […]

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City Commish: Nearly 100 Non-U.S. Citizens Voted in Philly

Republican City Commissioner Al Schmidt released a report on Wednesday claiming that hundreds of non-U.S. citizens have registered to vote in Philly, largely through the Pennsylvania […]

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City Commissioners Office Staffer Slain Outside Mother’s House

Leonard Boyer III, a staffer in the Philadelphia City Commissioners office, was shot to death outside his North Philadelphia home on Saturday. He was 25. […]

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Now That Traffic Court Is Gone, Here Are 3 Other Offices That Could Be Abolished

The final demise of Traffic Court, which voters approved in a ballot question last week, appears to have been a cathartic experience for reporters, good […]

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Better Elections Coalition Calls for End of City Commissioners

A new coalition of Philadelphia civic groups is calling for an end to the City Commissioners, the elected trio of officials that runs the city’s […]

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Suit: Philly’s Voter Rolls Are Abnormally — and Suspiciously — Large

It seems like every time there is an election in Philadelphia, there are allegations of shenanigans soon to follow, with the good ol’ saying “vote early and […]

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The GOP’s No-Show Election

When the Philadelphia City Paper revealed last year that Democratic elections chief Anthony Clark hadn’t bothered to vote in the last three years, the Republican Party pounced on the story. […]

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The Brief: “We’re Sitting on a Powder Keg”

1. Baltimore, like Philadelphia, is largely led by black elected officials. Why was that not enough to prevent the protests and rioting? The Gist: Writes Adam […]

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City Pol: I’m Just Like the 1965 Selma Civil Rights Protesters Beaten on Bloody Sunday

City Commissioner Stephanie Singer is feeling pretty aggrieved right now. Aggrieved enough to liken her battle to get back on the May 19 primary election […]

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City Commissioner Stephanie Singer Gets A Chance To Fight for Her Political Life

A judge has scheduled a hearing on the motions filed by City Commissioner Stephanie Singer to try to bring her reelection campaign back from the dead, her lawyer says. On Monday, […]

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City Elections Chief Who Hasn’t Voted Since 2011 Breaks Silence

Anthony Clark, the City Commissioner chairman who has not voted since the 2011 general election, has broken his silence on the matter. “That’s personal,” he […]