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nick casselli usps postal workers
City Life

A Philly Postal Worker Union Head on New Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and Trump’s War on the USPS

The United States Postal Service has been at the center of an ongoing controversy surrounding mail-in ballots and voter suppression ahead of the general election […]

City Life

Citizens of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania, Push Your Leaders to Get Election Day Right

The past four months have presented us with a series of careening crises. Another potential crisis looms large, but we know this one’s coming, and […]

jennifer weiner, michael nutter with barack obama, ahmir thompson aka questlove from the roots, malcolm jenkins, christopher burch and friends, and stephen starr, some of whom are Donald Trump donors while others are supporting Joe Biden
City Life

Here’s How Philly’s Rich and Famous Are Spending Their Political Dollars

We combed through campaign finance records published by the Federal Election Commission to find out which presidential candidates, PACs and Super PACs have been getting […]

an anti-joe bologna t-shirt after philly police union came out with a t-shirt in support of the cop charged with assaulting a protester
City Life

Philly Gets the Anti-Joe Bologna T-Shirt That It Needs

A roundup of Philly news. This post may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. It Didn’t Take Long for Somebody to […]

Clarissa Dunston, a 103-year-old south philadelphia woman who insisted on voting in the primary
City Life

103-Year-Old South Philly Woman Insisted On Going to Vote After Mail-In Ballot Didn’t Show Up

There’s been a lot of bad news to report lately, and that’s what I’ve spent most of the last three months doing. So when I […]

City Life

What to Know and Expect During an Unprecedented Election Day in Philly

Last week, Philadelphia City Commissioner Al Schmidt described Pennsylvania’s primary election as a “series of perfect storms,” comparing the pandemic, the state’s relatively new voting […]

City Life

Here Are All the Places You Can Drop Off Your Mail-In Ballot

Philadelphia area voters concerned that their mail-in ballots won’t arrive at their county election office by the deadline now have lots of other options. Mail-in […]

City Life

I Won’t Vote for Joe Biden, the Lesser Racist, Until I Have To in November

As a millennial black voter, I take every election very seriously. When my mail-in ballot arrived last week, it listed three Democratic presidential candidates: former […]

philadelphia mayor jim kenney at a press conference where he said he wants to reason with people who ignore coronavirus guidelines, not make arrests
City Life

Kenney Wants to “Reason” With People Who Flout COVID Rules, Not Make “Mass Arrests”

A roundup of Philly coronavirus news. Kenney Says He Wants to “Reason” With People Who Insist On Ignoring Coronavirus Rules Last week, Philadelphia Mayor Jim […]

City Life

Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Filling in Your Surprisingly Complicated Mail-In Ballot

So you got your election ballot in the mail. Great! Now you can vote without ever showing up at the polls. Assuming many of you […]

mail-in ballot
City Life

Everyone in Pennsylvania Should Sign Up for a Mail-In Ballot. Here’s How.

Let Wisconsin serve as a warning: You should take all the precautionary measures you can during the COVID-19 pandemic, including during the all-important process of […]

City Life

Special Elections Are Undemocratic, Wasteful and Downright Stupid

Tuesday nearly broke all that was left of my faith in the democratic process. I’m what many would consider a super voter, given that I’ve […]

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The Emergency Room Is the New Place to Register to Vote

In a battleground state like Pennsylvania, a million votes can easily swing an election toward an unexpected outcome. In Pennsylvania, more than 9.7 million people […]

i voted sticker
City Life

Have an Idea to Spruce Up Philly’s “I Voted” Sticker? Now’s Your Chance.

Look, we get it. Voting in American can be a chore. It happens on a work day. Your polling place might have a line longer […]

philly write in votes
City Life

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 […]