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October 1, 1987 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Special to The Inquirer
The last day to register to vote for the Nov. 3 general election is Monday. To register, residents must be 18 years old on or before Nov. 4 - the day after the election- and a U.S. citizen for at least 30 days before the election. They must have lived in the election district for at least 30 days before the election. Registered voters who have not voted in two years or who have moved to another county must reregister to be eligible to vote. Residents can register by appearing at their county courthouse or by mailing in a completed registration form.
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April 13, 2012 | By Holly Ramer and Brian Bakst, Associated Press
EXETER, N.H. - Eyeing the November election, Vice President Biden on Thursday called presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney "out of touch" and "out of step" with history and basic American values. Biden also opened a new line of attack, introducing the "Romney rule" and contrasting it with President Obama's push for the "Buffet rule" to force rich people to pay more of their income in taxes. The measure, named after billionaire investor Warren Buffett, says the wealthy should not pay taxes at a lower rate than middle-class wage-earners.
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November 4, 2014 | BY CHRIS BRENNAN, Daily News Staff Writer brennac@phillynews.com, 215-854-5973
YOU'VE ENDURED months of televised campaign commercials. You know the ads - smiling candidates saying nice things about themselves and ominous things about their opponents. The end is in sight. Just one more thing to do - vote! Voters in Pennsylvania will cast ballots today for governor, members of the U.S. House, all state House of Representatives and half of the 50 state Senate members. The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The weather forecast - partly sunny with temperatures reaching about 67 degrees - should help turnout, which is expected to be low. Voters with questions about their registration status or polling place can call the Philadelphia City Commission at 215-686-1590 or visit PhiladelphiaVotes.com.
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November 3, 1993 | By Dwight Ott and Edward Colimore, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Popular educator Arnold M. Webster last night easily defeated his two challengers for mayor of this once-bustling, now struggling city. With nearly all votes tallied, the school superintendent was leading Republican candidate Keith A. Walker by a ratio of more than 4-to-1. The vote for the third candidate in the race, write-in independent Troy Oglesby, will not be tallied until today. After he won more votes in the primary than all of his Democratic rivals combined, including outgoing mayor Aaron Thompson, the race never was expected to be close.
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May 9, 1995 | By L. Stuart Ditzen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Democrat incumbents in the register of wills' and sheriff's offices are facing challenges in next Tuesday's primary, and a vacant city commissioner's seat has three Republicans scrambling to fill it. Otherwise, action in Philadelphia's inconspicuous row offices is dormant - at least until November. In one contested race, longtime Register of Wills Ronald R. Donatucci, running for a fifth term, is facing a challenge from a former employee, whom he fired, for the Democratic nomination.
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April 19, 2016 | By Chris Brennan, STAFF WRITER
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday restored Joe Vodvarka to the ballot as a candidate for the U.S. Senate, one week before the Democratic primary election. That overturned a state Commonwealth Court victory for former U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak, another candidate for the Democratic nomination, who filed the challenge to have Vodvarka booted from the ballot. Manly Parks, Sestak's lawyer, said Tuesday's ruling "has changed the long-standing law of Pennsylvania regarding what signatures are not valid on a nomination petition.
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February 9, 2012 | By Bob Warner, Inquirer Staff Writer
The newly elected commissioners of Philadelphia's election machinery said Wednesday that they would end a practice allowing several hundred election-day workers to collect double pay by filling two different jobs at city polling places. "We will not be double-paying in the next election or any future elections," City Commissioners Chairwoman Stephanie Singer announced at a public meeting. The issue was raised by Joseph DeFelice, a state Republican Party organizer, who obtained payroll data from last November's general election and reported that 420 people appeared to have been paid twice - three of them three times - for work at the polls.
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August 17, 2012
MEET TOM SMITH . That's a line in a biographical campaign TV ad that Smith, the Republican nominee to challenge U.S. Sen. Bob Casey Jr. in the Nov. 6 general election, is running on broadcast TV in the Philadelphia region from Thursday to Monday. Smith, who turned a lot of heads in the Republican primary by investing just shy of $5 million into his campaign and dominating the commercial war, still has a lot of people to meet in the state. A Daily News /Franklin & Marshall College Poll on Thursday showed that 68 percent of registered voters in Pennsylvania don't know who he is. Casey leads Smith 35-23 percent with 39 percent undecided, according to the poll.
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March 13, 2015 | Chris Brennan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bill Green IV is no longer chairman of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission. Could a bid for mayor be next? Green, a lifelong Democrat and son of a former mayor, changed his voter registration Tuesday to "no affiliation. " Asked if he was contemplating a run for mayor as an independent in the Nov. 3 general election, Green said Wednesday that he is "keeping all of [his] options open. ". Green made the change at City Hall on Tuesday afternoon, walking through the throng of candidates filing nomination petitions to be listed on the May 19 primary election ballot.
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November 13, 2015 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-854-4172
WITH ALL THE VOTES having been counted in last week's general election, incumbent at-large City Councilman Dennis O'Brien is 389 votes short of keeping his seat, according to the Philadelphia Board of Elections. Although the election results won't be officially announced until Nov. 17, all machine, provisional and absentee ballots were counted this week, said Tim Dowling, supervisor of elections for the city commissioners. O'Brien, a first-term Republican, yesterday did not concede, but sounded resolved to the fact that he will be leaving office Jan. 4. "When they certify, I think the process speaks for itself.
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April 21, 2016 | By Chris Brennan, Staff Writer
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday restored Joe Vodvarka to the ballot as a candidate for the U.S. Senate, one week before the Democratic primary election. That overturned a Commonwealth Court victory for former U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak, another candidate for the Democratic nomination, who filed the challenge to have Vodvarka booted from the ballot. Sestak had challenged the validity of signatures gathered for Vodvarka's nomination petition. The Pennsylvania Department of State is trying to determine how to follow the court's ruling.
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November 13, 2015 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-854-4172
WITH ALL THE VOTES having been counted in last week's general election, incumbent at-large City Councilman Dennis O'Brien is 389 votes short of keeping his seat, according to the Philadelphia Board of Elections. Although the election results won't be officially announced until Nov. 17, all machine, provisional and absentee ballots were counted this week, said Tim Dowling, supervisor of elections for the city commissioners. O'Brien, a first-term Republican, yesterday did not concede, but sounded resolved to the fact that he will be leaving office Jan. 4. "When they certify, I think the process speaks for itself.
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June 9, 2015 | Chris Brennan, Inquirer Staff Writer
There has been plenty of political chatter this year about independent candidates for mayor in the Nov. 3 general election. Will former Republican candidate Sam Katz take another shot? He won't. Will former Democratic City Councilman Bill Green get into the race? He's still considering it. Independent candidates also are sizing up two of five City Council at-large seats that are set aside in city charter for the "minority" political party. Those seats have been held for decades by Republicans.
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June 4, 2015 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Democratic councilman in Paulsboro secured a victory over the borough's current mayor in Tuesday's primary election in the only Gloucester County municipality with contested races. Gary Stevenson, a former borough fire chief, defeated Mayor W. Jeffery Hamilton, according to unofficial county results. With no Republican running for mayor in November's general election, Stevenson has all but won the seat. "I'm ecstatic," Stevenson, 55, a funeral director, said Tuesday night from his home as he celebrated.
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June 4, 2015 | By Erin McCarthy, Inquirer Staff Writer
Retired police Lt. James Fine ousted incumbent James Fazzone on Tuesday by more than 36 percentage points in Burlington City's Republican mayoral primary. "The voters of Burlington City have made their choice," Fine said. "My team and I are elated. " In November, Fine will face Democrat Barry Conaway, who ran unopposed in his party's primary. Fazzone had nothing but kind words for Fine on Tuesday night. "The other side won fair and square," he said. "I just want to congratulate them [and]
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May 20, 2015 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
FOUR ELECTION officials were arrested yesterday - on the eve of the primary election - for allegedly casting phony votes while working a North Philadelphia polling place during the 2014 general election, the District Attorney's Office announced last night. Sandra Lee, 60, who served as the judge of elections in the 18th Ward, 1st Division, is charged with conspiracy, tampering with records, unsworn falsification, fraud, obstructing justice and related offenses. Alexia Harding, 22, the division's minority inspector, is charged with false swearing, unsworn falsification to authorities and related offenses.
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May 15, 2015 | By Jason Laughlin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Voters may know the names of three candidates for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, but probably not as famed jurists. Dwayne Woodruff was a Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback for 13 years. Kevin Dougherty's brother is union leader and Philadelphia political player John "Johnny Doc" Dougherty. David Wecht is the son of forensic pathologist Cyril Wecht, renowned for investigations into the deaths of Elvis Presley and JonBenet Ramsey. In Tuesday's primary, the name may be the thing that gets them votes.
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April 17, 2015 | By Jason Laughlin, Inquirer Staff Writer
A month before the primary election, millions of dollars are flowing into the unprecedented race to fill three seats on Pennsylvania's Supreme Court. Topping the money list of the 12 candidates is Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Kevin Dougherty, thanks in part to a group not typically associated with the high court: organized labor. Of the $707,931 he had collected through March, more than half came from laborers and at least $302,000 from one union: the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - led locally by his politically influential older brother, John "Johnny Doc" Dougherty.
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March 13, 2015 | Chris Brennan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bill Green IV is no longer chairman of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission. Could a bid for mayor be next? Green, a lifelong Democrat and son of a former mayor, changed his voter registration Tuesday to "no affiliation. " Asked if he was contemplating a run for mayor as an independent in the Nov. 3 general election, Green said Wednesday that he is "keeping all of [his] options open. ". Green made the change at City Hall on Tuesday afternoon, walking through the throng of candidates filing nomination petitions to be listed on the May 19 primary election ballot.
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