Voters in Philadelphia today will find two questions on their election ballot that deal with restructuring the city’s government.
The machines record ballot selections electronically, but do not produce a paper record of each vote.
The hearing was hosted by city commissioner Stephanie Singer without approval of the City Commissioners’ office, the body responsible for conducting elections in the City of Philadelphia.
“Typical” is how a Philadelphia elections official describes the problems that have cropped up so far in the first couple of hours of voting.
Four of the judicial candidates in Philadelphia won despite getting negative recommendations from the city’s Bar Association.
Both the DA’s race and the race for controller feature Democratic incumbents challenged by little-known and under-financed Republicans.
“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.”
The ad features Local 98 political director Henon in a Phillies jersey, urging people to hire union contractors. Nowhere in the ad does it mention that Henon is also running for City Council.
A day after the city’s Ethics Board announced fines against a top Philadelphia elections official — who was engaging in her own political activities — Mayor Nutter is weighing in with a call for reform.