Few Problems Reported in First Hours of Philadelphia Voting
By Mike Dunn
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — “Typical” is how a Philadelphia elections official describes the problems that have cropped up so far in the first couple of hours of voting on Pennsylvania primary election day.
Polls opened in the city at 7am. Problems included difficulties at a few locations in getting the machines up and running, and well as disputes over who is eligible to serve as the minority party poll inspectors. Also, there have been reports of electioneering in North Philadelphia amid a hotly contested state senate primary race among Christine Tartaglione, Tomas Sanchez, and Danny Savage.
City voters are choosing among three candidates today in a special election to fill the vacant seat on City Council (see related story): Democrat Ed Neilson, Republican Matt Wolfe, and independent Nikki Allen Poe (another related story).
There are also three city-specific ballot questions involving proposed revisions to the city charter (see related story).
More information on city voting can be found at philadelphiavotes.com, or you can call 1-866-OUR-VOTE.