Posts Tagged ‘voting’

No Online Voter Registration Yet in PA—But They’re Working on it

Proving we’re not destined to sit on the sidelines of every progressive issue in state politics (fingers crossed), there are a number of issues circulating through the state House Senate that would change the way we vote—including registering to vote online, finally. The legislation is similar to laws in other states throughout the country and supported by...

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City Commissioner Singer Releases Provisional Ballot Report

City Commissioner Singer Releases Provisional Ballot Report

City Commissioner Stephanie Singer Philadelphia City Commissioner Stephanie Singer recently released a report which attempts to provide details as to why 27 thousand Philadelphians had to cast provisional ballots during this past November election. The report, conducted without the input of City Commissioner Co-chairs Al Schmidt and Anthony Clark, concludes that...

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FairVote Takes on Idea to Reform Pennsylvania Voting

FairVote Takes on Idea to Reform Pennsylvania Voting

Pennsylvania in 2012. Source: Think Progress Earlier this week, Pennsylvania state Sen. Dominic Pileggi of Chester County floated an updated proposal of his 2011 idea to change the way Pennsylvania hands out its electoral college votes during presidential elections. Last year, he suggested votes be allocated by Congressional district (which, if enacted, would...

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Judge Blocks Philly Ballot Request

According to an update from the Committee of Seventy, legal action was attempted, and failed, to provide more provisional ballots to Philadelphia voting places today. There have been numerous reports of voters not being on the books throughout Pennsylvania, and having to vote by provisional ballot. This has not made people voters very happy. “The issue of registered...

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NYC Obama Volunteers Watch Polls; Some Believe ‘Purge’ Implemented in PA

A third year law student identifying himself as Andrew was working outside a poll in South Philly earlier today. He said he was one of “about 200” volunteers the Obama Campaign bussed down to Pennsylvania to help protect voters who have problems at the polls. He said there were no problems at the poll at 13th and Jackson Streets, as he stood alongside a volunteer...

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Election Day Afternoon Grinder

Maybe I’ve been going to the wrong polling places, but everyone I’ve talked to about Voter ID today (as they were walking outside) said they were asked for photo identification and either showed it or refused. If they refused, there were no problems. But those were just the people I spoke with. Elsewhere, it was a different story. Complaints about Voter ID...

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Go Here to Find Your Polling Place

Go Here to Find Your Polling Place

The Committee of Seventy’s polling place guide is down (Monday, 3:40 p.m.), and they’re urging those interested to go to VotesPA.com, instead. We had originally linked to Seventy’s site in our voting guide. We’ll spare you the navigation through the government’s website. Just go here and type in your address. It’ll tell you where to vote, and...

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Need to Register to Vote? Here’s How.

Need to Register to Vote? Here’s How.

The Voter ID law is not in effect during next month’s election. Which means for the time being, you have nothing to complain about, other than the mediocre candidates on the ballot. And today is your last day to register to vote in Pennsylvania. So, if you have not done it yet, we recommend you get on it. Because, democracy. Here’s how: 1. Click here for...

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Is Voter ID Ruling a Win or Delayed Loss?

Is Voter ID Ruling a Win or Delayed Loss?

Many in the media and punditry began calling Tuesday’s ruling on the Pennsylvania Voter ID bill a win immediately after Commonwealth Court Judge Robert E. Simpson issued a stay of the law. And sure. For the immediate future, voters will not be suppressed from their civic right. But the law was not overturned. It is very much still alive. And the more we ignore...

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DAILY GRINDER: Local Voting App Featured in PW Wins Award

DAILY GRINDER: Local Voting App Featured in PW Wins Award

The web app developed by Philly Voter activist Faye Anderson, Yo! Philly Votes, recently won 1st place in the first round of Hacks For Democracy, which sought to judge applications that could improve the fall election. Yo! Philly Votes was previously featured in Philadelphia Weekly as one of the best election apps this year. The app allows users to easily report...

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