Primary winners from both major parties spent part of their “day after” helping raise money for the Broad Street Ministry.
Anthony Williams told his supporters that the election may be over, but the values and issues that brought them together persist.
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.
“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.
In addition to candidates for mayor, Philadelphia voters today are also choosing their party’s nominees for all 17 seats on City Council.
Today’s primary election has the parties choosing not only nominees for mayor, but for all 17 seats on City Council.
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.
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.
Stephanie Singer is being challenged in her re-election bid over her petition signatures.
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.
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.