City commissioner Stephanie Singer says voting results from at least 10 divisions in last year’s primary show what’s called “over-voting” — that’s when the number of votes recorded exceeds the number of voters who showed up.
In a low-key event, the Philadelphia city commissioners have elected Stephanie Singer as their chairwoman, succeeding Marge Tartaglione, who ran the office for several decades.
Among the hardest-fought races of the 2011 Democratic primary in Philadelphia have been the races for city commissioners — the elected officers who are responsible for running the elections.
A panel of Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court judges says it is the state Supreme Court that should have jurisdiction over the challenges to the candidacies of City Council members Frank Rizzo and Marian Tasco, and city commissioner Marge Tartaglione.
Opponents say they are not dropping the “DROP” issue — the controversial city pension plan that’s created a large measure of debate in and around Philadelphia.
Three candidates for public office in Philadelphia can stay on the ballot, even though they’re, technically, retiring in order to collect a pension payment under the controversial DROP program.
There were oral arguments held before a Philadelphia judge on whether two City Council members, a city commissioner, and a mayoral candidate were eligible to remain on their respective ballots.
The woman who oversees Philadelphia elections — City Commissioner Marge Tartaglione — finds that her own re-election bid is now being challenged because of her participation in the DROP pension program.
A Philadelphia GOP ward leader has gone to court, trying to get longtime city councilman Frank Rizzo thrown off the primary ballot.
The city’s top election official isn’t taking too kindly to reporters’ questions about the recent resignation of her top deputy, who is also her daughter.
The daughter of one of the city’s top elected officials has left her job as her mother’s deputy, following an investigation by the Philadelphia Board of Ethics.