MAYOR NUTTER'S "Election Day Fact-Finding Team" released its report yesterday on the Nov. 6 election, in which the city saw an unprecedented spike in the use of provisional ballots.
City Managing Director Rich Negrin pointed the finger at poor management by the three city commissioners who run Philly's elections.
"It's all about management," Negrin said. "It's clear from this report that we need to do a better job."
By the numbers, the findings were not substantially different than previous reports on the topic. Of the 27,000 provisional ballots cast in November, about 19,000 were from people who were properly registered to vote in Philadelphia. Of those, 6,800 went to the wrong polling place, meaning they were supposed to cast provisional ballots.