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(A flyer urges a "yes" vote on ballot question #3 on May 19th in Philadelphia.)

Officials Urging Passage of Charter Change To Widen Multi-Language Access To Phila. Services

A new voter education campaign has kicked off to encourage Philadelphia voters to approve question #3 on the May 19th ballots.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/07/2015

(Voting machines at a warehouse in Philadelphia.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Voters To Decide 3 Ballot Questions Today

Voters in Philadelphia today will find two questions on their election ballot that deal with restructuring the city’s government.

11/04/2014

(A Philadelphia voting machine.  File photo)

Few Problems Reported in First Hours of Philadelphia Voting

“Typical” is how a Philadelphia elections official describes the problems that have cropped up so far in the first couple of hours of voting.

05/20/2014

(Amy Laura Cahn of the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Philadelphia Moves Toward Posting Its Regulations Online

The city charter requires that departmental regulations and notices of meetings be published in local newspapers. That charter dates from the early 1950s, so of course there’s no mention of the Internet.

04/28/2014

(Philadelphia City Council.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

City Council Overrides Nutter Veto, Hoping to Scuttle ‘Resign-To-Run’ Rule

The sponsor of the plan, Councilman-at-large David Oh, noted that state elected officials and those from other cities face no such provision, so eliminating it here levels the playing field for city officials.

02/20/2014

(Philadelphia city councilman David Oh.  File photo by Mike Dunn)

Plan For ‘Resign To Run’ Referendum Question Gets Council OK

Councilman David Oh believes that since state lawmakers don’t have to resign to run for mayor, city elected officials shouldn’t have to, either.

12/14/2013