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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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City Life

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 […]

City Life

What the Working Families Party’s Historic Win Means for Philly Politics

Tuesday’s election taught us one major thing: The major-party machine has been warned. For the first time in decades, there will be only one Republican […]

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City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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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City Life

By Endorsing Third-Party Candidates, Philly Democrats Have Lit a Fuse Under Their Own House

Next Tuesday’s general election in Philly is shaping up to be an epic showdown between Democrats and … Democrats. They say a house divided cannot […]

City Life

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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City Life

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 […]

City Life

When It Comes to City Contracts in Philly, White Privilege Wins

A report released on Wednesday by the City Controller’s office reveals that the Kenney administration has a double standard when it comes to penalizing government […]

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City Life

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 […]

City Life

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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City Life

Philly Doesn’t Seem to Like Joe Biden as Much as He Likes Philly

Joe Biden, despite some real baggage and his propensity for embarrassing slip-ups (like not knowing his own campaign website), is the Democratic frontrunner for the 2020 presidency. […]