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Manayunk Software Company Eyes The Future of Tech-Enhanced VotingA Manayunk software developer thinks it should be less complicated to do your civic duty.
Central High Students' Grilling of Philadelphia Mayoral Candidates Carried Live on Cable TVThe questions, from Central's Class 274, covered a wide variety of issues.
Phila. Lawmakers OK $99 Limit On Gifts To City Workers -- With ExceptionsShane Creamer (left), of the city's Board of Ethics, backed the limit. Ellen Kaplan of the watchdog group Committee of 70 (right), thinks it should be lower.
Gov. Christie Cancels Thursday Appearance In PhiladelphiaMore than 600 people were expected to show up at the Bellevue to hear Chris Christie speak. But early Wednesday evening, the Committee of 70's president and CEO Zack Stallberg got a call from Christie's office that the Governor was sick and had to cancel.
Officials In Philadelphia Ready To Monitor Election Day Activities, Problems At PollsCity, election, and good government officials want to make sure everyone behaves around polling places on Tuesday in Philadelphia.
Voter Watchdog Warns Of Misleading RobocallsWith Election Day just hours away, voters have been receiving unsolicited advice on how to cast a ballot at the polls. Voting watchdogs say some of the messaging is misleading and incorrect.
Pa. Voter Registration Deadline TomorrowIn order to vote in Pennsylvania you must be 18, be a US citizen and live in Pennsylvania for at least 30 days. You must also fill out the voting registration form in person or mail it in to your county commissioner's office.
In Pennsylvania, Getting A Voter ID Could Be A Little EasierThe Department of State has made a change to voter ID procedures that will mean one less trip to PennDOT for Pennsylvania-born voters.
Commonwealth Court To Rule On Pa. Voter ID Law This WeekAlthough the actual impact of a ruling is unclear, grassroots organizations say they will continue voter education efforts on the law until there is a final decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
Voter ID Law A 'Solution In Search Of A Problem'? Watchdogs Find Little Evidence Of FraudPennsylvania's voter ID law has been at the center of controversy in past weeks, since many opponents say the law is a solution in search of a problem.
Political Watchdog Wants New Superintendent Contract Details Made Public"The problem, of course, is that Arlene Ackerman, the last Superintendent, got a big salary and a lot of bonuses and a lot of side deals," Committee Of Seventy CEO Zack Stalberg said. "And we're trying to avoid that."
Pennsylvania's New Voter ID Card Law - What You Need To KnowPennsylvania's new voter ID law requires that, beginning in November of this year, all voters present a photo ID every time they vote. But you need to plan ahead.
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