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(City controller Alan Butkovitz.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Controller Says Poll Workers Need Better Pay, More Training

City controller Alan Butkovitz says 40 percent of the 27,000 provisional ballots issued in Philadelphia were due to poll worker mistakes or printing errors.

06/11/2013

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Nearly 20,000 Eligible ‘Provisional’ Ballots Cast in Philadelphia in November, Report Finds

A staff report found that more than 7,600 ballots were disqualified from the count because, in the majority of cases, they were cast by people who were not registered to vote.

12/05/2012

(Philadelphia city commissioners Anthony Clark, Stephanie Singer, and Al Schmidt during a post-election meeting in which Singer was ousted as chair.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Singer Ousted By Colleagues as Chair of Philadelphia City Commissioners

It was a coup by two of the three commissioners, making themselves co-chairmen of the panel.

11/07/2012

(The Philadelphia City Commissioners, at their Friday meeting.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia Election Commissioners Nailing Down Final Details For Tuesday’s Vote

The Philadelphia City Commission held its final pre-election meeting on Friday morning to discuss final preparations for Tuesday’s general election.

11/02/2012

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

Philadelphia Officials Say City Will Be Ready For Tuesday’s Elections

Philadelphia elections officials insist they’ll be ready to go for the presidential election come Tuesday, despite the two days lost to Hurricane Sandy.

11/01/2012

(Philadelphia city commissioner Stephanie Singer.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

City Election Official’s Partisan Message Not Appropriate, Says Watchdog Group

Stephanie Singer, chairperson of the three-member board of city commissioners, which runs Philadelphia elections, sent an e-mail urging support for Pres. Obama.

10/25/2012

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Watchdog Group Says 20,000+ Phila. Voter Registrations Still Not Processed

City officials say not to worry, they’ll get it done in time.

10/12/2012

Even After Judge’s Ruling, Pa. Voter ID Opponents Not Slowing Down

There was applause but not quite jubilation when the Pa. Voter ID Coalition got the news that photo ID cards would not be necessary for next month’s election.

10/02/2012

(Philadelphia city commissioner Al Schmidt.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia’s Top GOP Election Official Alleges Widespread Voter Fraud in City

Minority city commissioner Al Schmidt says his probe into the May primary is not related to, nor prompted by, the furor over the state’s new voter ID law.

07/18/2012

(Philadelphia city commissioner Stephanie Singer.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Officials Dicker With Pa. For List of Voters Needing ID Cards

Philadelphia election officials, anxious to make sure voters have photo ID, are waiting impatiently for data from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

06/11/2012

(Philadelphia city commissioner Stephanie Singer.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Commissioner Probing ‘Overvoting’ Irregularities in 2011 Primary

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.

04/17/2012

(NAACP members and others rally outside a Penndot driver's license center at 8th and Arch Streets.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Group Rallies in Philadelphia To Publicize, Criticize Pennsylvania’s New Voter ID Law

A voters’ rights group held a rally on Wednesday at a Penndot driver’s licensing center in center city Philadelphia, to get the word out about the new voter ID law.

03/21/2012

(Stephanie Singer, chair of the Philadelphia City Commissioners, the agency that runs elections in the city.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia City Commissioners To End Double-Dipping By Poll Workers

“By this I mean one person working for one day, and getting paid for two jobs,” city commissioner Stephanie Singer explains. “We’re stopping it.”

02/09/2012

(Recently elected Philadelphia city commissioners Al Schmidt, center, and Stepanie Singer chat with a voter following today's meeting.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia City Commission Begins Its Post-Tartaglione Era

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.

01/04/2012

(The office of the Philadelphia City Commissioners, who oversee elections in the city.  Credit:  David Madden)

Philadelphia Commissioners Set To Certify GOP At-Large Council Election

Election night results showed David Oh leading Al Taubenberger by about 150 votes.

11/15/2011

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