Philadelphia City Commissioners

(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

(2nd District city council candidate Barbara Capozzi, center of photo, observes the start of the certification process by Philadelphia's acting city commissioners.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

2 Philadelphia Races Hang In Balance As Primary Election Certification Process Begins

The official citywide count will begin on Friday, and continue over the weekend and through next Wednesday.

05/18/2011

(Marge Tartaglione, in file photo)

Tough Election Night For Philadelphia Commissioner Tartaglione

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.

05/17/2011

(Zack Stalberg, Committee of Seventy executive director; Seth Williams, Philadelphia DA; and Peter Berson, assistant DA, are seen in a video monitor at the DA's office today.  Photo by John Ostapkovich)

Pollwatchers, Official and Unofficial, Prepare For Pennsylvania Primary In Philadelphia

Low turnout is expected in Tuesday’s primary election in Philadelphia, but both official and unofficial watchdogs will be out to make sure things go smoothly.

05/16/2011

(Photo by Mike Dunn)

DROP Pension Recipient Marge Tartaglione Is Latest Target Of Challenge

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.

03/16/2011

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