October 1, 1987 |
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.
April 13, 2012 |
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.
November 4, 2014 |
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.
November 3, 1993 |
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.
May 9, 1995 |
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.
March 17, 2011 |
Picture a circus troupe holding a lottery in a court of law. Now you know what it looks like when ballot positions are chosen for candidates seeking elected office in Philadelphia. Candidates gathered in a City Hall courtroom yesterday to learn the order in which their names will appear on the ballot in the May 17 primary election. Positions were chosen using bingo balls rattling around in an old Horn & Hardart coffee can. It may all seem a bit hokey, but the outcome is critical in crowded races in which a name at the top of the list often draws more votes than a name at the bottom.
July 15, 2011 |
Michael J. Stack Jr., 84, the Democratic leader of the 58th Ward in the Bustleton and Somerton neighborhoods of Northeast Philadelphia from 1970 to 2007 - and a political influence far beyond - died of congestive heart failure Wednesday, July 13, at Temple University Hospital. He was the father of the current 58th Ward leader, State Sen. Michael J. Stack 3d, and son of a congressman, Michael J. Stack, who served two terms from 1935 to 1939. In addition, he was an accomplished amateur landscape painter, and he self-published six novels of political intrigue in the manner of John Grisham.
May 13, 1987 |
Wilson Goode vs. Frank Rizzo in the general election in November? No complaint from the mayor. And no complaint from the former mayor. Part of that has to do with their competitive desire for a rematch. And part of that, say political strategists and advisers for both camps, has to do with an unusual phenomenon that has emerged in the mayoral primary. Politically, Goode is much more fearful of a challenge from Republican underdog John J. Egan Jr. As for Rizzo, some close supporters say he wants to stay away from Democratic underdog Edward G. Rendell if he can help it. Because of that ironic twist, political strategists acknowledge that Egan and Rendell would potentially be in very strong shape in a general election - assuming, of course, that they can win their respective primaries on Tuesday.
June 8, 1989 |
Write-in votes cast in four Burlington County communities during Tuesday's primary could qualify some unexpected candidates for positions on general election ballots and bring competition to other candidates who thought they would be running unopposed in November. Candidates who miss the primary filing deadlines must receive a minimum number of write-in votes to be eligible to represent their parties in the general election. The minimum varies in each municipality depending on the number of registered voters.
May 27, 2011
TO SAVE the city money, some suggestions: _ Eliminate school-crossing guards, because no one crosses at their corners or listens to them. _ Don't repave the streets; leave the potholes so motorists will have to drive within the speed limit. _ Don't hold criminal trials until the defendants have been arrested at least 14 times - because nothing happens to them until then. _ Don't put return-payment envelopes in real-estate- tax billings. _ Only Democratic primaries are needed to determine elected officials - skip the general election.