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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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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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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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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Monday Is the Last Day to Register to Vote in the Primary Election

Monday is the last day to register to vote in the primary election, Philly. If you’re not registered (or if you’re unsure of your voter status), […]

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Will Rebecca Rhynhart Derail the City’s New Voting Machines?

Philadelphia’s city commissioners, who oversee elections, say they’ve purchased the best — and most expensive — new voting machines out there just in time for […]

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3 Big Takeaways From the 2018 Midterms (and Other Results to Know)

Across the nation, the 2018 midterm election brought a mix of surprises, upsets, first-time wins and, if not a blue wave as Democrats had hoped, at least […]

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Tuesday Is the Last Day to Register to Vote. What Are You Waiting For?

Tuesday is the last day to register to vote in the midterm election this November, Philly. So what are you waiting for? If you haven’t […]

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Voters Complain About “Intimidating” Bibles at Philly Polling Places

When Jess Conda walked into her polling place inside a community center at 12th and Wharton streets on Tuesday, the South Philadelphia resident says she […]

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Philly Won’t Have New Voting Machines by Pa.’s 2020 Deadline

Setting a goal for having new standards in place by the 2020 presidential election, Pennsylvania’s acting Secretary of State has asked that all of the commonwealth’s […]

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In the Trump Era, Voter Turnout Skyrockets in Philly’s District Attorney Race

Voter turnout was 69 percent higher in Philadelphia on Tuesday than in the last district attorney’s race in 2013 — and all of the ballots haven’t been counted […]