Philadelphia Elections

(Philadelphia City Council at-large nominee Helen Gym, in yellow blouse, chats with others at the fundraiser luncheon on behalf of Broad Street Ministry.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Broad St. Post-Election Luncheon Gets A New, More Charitable Venue

Primary winners from both major parties spent part of their “day after” helping raise money for the Broad Street Ministry.

05/20/2015

(Anthony WIlliams speaks with supporters as he concedes the Democratic nomination for mayor to Jim Kenney.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Anthony Williams Concedes With Call To Address Philadelphia’s Challenges

Anthony Williams told his supporters that the election may be over, but the values and issues that brought them together persist.

05/19/2015

(Helen Gym, a political activist for public schools, won one of five Democratic nominations for a City Council at-large seat.  Photo provided)

Some New Faces Win Democratic Nominations For Phila. City Council

Helen Gym, Allan Domb, and Derek Green edged out incumbents Ed Neilson and Wilson Goode Jr. for nominations. Kenyatta Johnson and Maria Quiñones-Sánchez survived district challenges.

05/19/2015

Voting booths (File photo by Jessica Kourkounis/ Getty Images)

Group Trying To Ignite More Interest Among Young Philadelphia Voters

“Seventy percent of 18-24 year olds in Philadelphia have not voted in the last five elections,” says David Thornburgh of the Committee of Seventy.

05/19/2015

(Philadelphia City Council.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

At-Large Seats Among Contested Phila. City Council Races

In addition to candidates for mayor, Philadelphia voters today are also choosing their party’s nominees for all 17 seats on City Council.

05/19/2015

(Philadelphia mayoral candidates Jim Kenney, Anthony Williams, and Lynne Abraham, at a forum at Central High School in March.  Images from PCN TV)

Mayor’s Race Tops Highlighted Contests in Philadelphia Primary

Today’s primary election has the parties choosing not only nominees for mayor, but for all 17 seats on City Council.

05/19/2015

File photo: A college student fills out a form during a voter registration drive. (Credit: John Moore/ Getty Images)

Registration Deadline For May 19th Pa. Primary, Including Phila. Mayoral and Council Races

Links to registration form is here. You can drop completed form at City Hall Room 142 until 5pm, or at 520 North Delaware Avenue until 12 midnight.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/20/2015

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

Singer’s Attorney Hopes Post-Trial Motions Can Turn Around City Commissioner’s Ballot Hopes

This morning, a judge was poised to remove Stephanie Singer from the May 19th Democratic primary ballot, subject to post-trial motions from her attorney.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/27/2015

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

Philadelphia’s Top Election Official May Get Tossed From May 19th Primary Ballot

Stephanie Singer is being challenged in her re-election bid over her petition signatures.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

(Doug Oliver, a candidate for mayor in the Democratic primary, picks a numbered ball from a coffee can to determine his position on the ballot.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Phila. Candidates For Mayor and Council Get Ballot Positions For May 19th Primary

Ballot positions for the May 19th primary were determined in a very low-tech way: the candidates chose numbered balls out of a coffee can.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/18/2015

(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

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

Pa. High Court Considers Whether Phila. Voting Machines Are Too Unreliable

The machines record ballot selections electronically, but do not produce a paper record of each vote.

09/10/2014

(City commissioner Stephanie Singer, in red dress, listens to testimony in a fourth-floor courtroom in Philadelphia City Hall.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

City Election Official Hears Complaints of Dirty Tricks on Recent Primary Day

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.

06/05/2014

(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

(A polling place at 10th and Oxford in North Philadelphia.  File photo by Cherri Gregg)

Judges Easily Elected in Philadelphia, Some Despite Poor Ratings

Four of the judicial candidates in Philadelphia won despite getting negative recommendations from the city’s Bar Association.

11/06/2013

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