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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 5, 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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November 8, 2012
BOB BRADY, the city's Democratic Party chairman for 26 years and a member of the U.S. House since 1998, is finally ready for his close-up. Brady, who was easily re-elected to another two-year term Tuesday, made the political rounds during the general election with a camera crew following closely. Brady said that Larry Platt , former editor of the Daily News and Philadelphia magazine, pitched a reality show on his life since Brady's not as "stuffy" as most members of Congress.
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September 12, 2014 | By Chris Brennan
TODAY, as with so many of our days, Clout's attention turns to the cold hard cash of politics. Case in point: A new Quinnipiac University Poll that tells an old and sad story for Gov. Corbett . Democrat Tom Wolf leads Corbett by 24 points, 59 percent to 35 percent with fewer than eight weeks until the Nov. 4 general election. That matches up with the results of other recent polls, including the Aug. 28 Daily News / Franklin & Marshall College Poll. The Quinnipiac pollsters asked Wolf supporters if they were voting for him or against Corbett.
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May 13, 1987 | By H. G. Bissinger, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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June 8, 1989 | By Ray Rinaldi, Special to The Inquirer
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.
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November 3, 2011
Voters in 97 different divisions will be sent to new polling places for next Tuesday's general election. Gary Ferris, who arranges polling locations for the city commissioners' office, said about two-thirds of the new polling places were spurred by issues involving access for the disabled. In other cases, polling places had to be moved because the owners no longer wanted to rent them to the city, or because buildings were closed or undergoing repairs. A list of the polling places that are changing is available on the city commissioners' website: http://phillyelection.com/2011Changes.pdf . - Bob Warner
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November 5, 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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October 17, 2014 | BY JENNY DeHUFF, Daily News Staff Writer dehuffj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5218
FOR CITY Commission Chairman Anthony Clark, the city's top election official, voting is both professional and personal. Professionally, he chairs the board that ensures Philadelphia's elections run smoothly and honestly. Personally, he thinks it's none of your business why he hasn't voted in the last five elections. "You know, I made a choice and that's my private choice," he said yesterday, following the monthly commission meeting. Public records show that Clark hasn't voted since 2011.
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September 21, 2014 | BY CHRIS BRENNAN, Daily News Staff Writer brennac@phillynews.com, 215-854-5973
YOU KNOW that nonbinding ballot referendum City Council approved Thursday to ask voters if the School Reform Commission should be abolished? Don't count on seeing it on the Nov. 4 general-election ballot. The deadline to get the measure, sponsored by City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, placed on the ballot passed on Monday. The City Commission, which runs elections in the city, yesterday mailed out absentee ballots, military ballots and ballots for civilians overseas. The question is not on those ballots.
NEWS
September 12, 2014 | By Chris Brennan
TODAY, as with so many of our days, Clout's attention turns to the cold hard cash of politics. Case in point: A new Quinnipiac University Poll that tells an old and sad story for Gov. Corbett . Democrat Tom Wolf leads Corbett by 24 points, 59 percent to 35 percent with fewer than eight weeks until the Nov. 4 general election. That matches up with the results of other recent polls, including the Aug. 28 Daily News / Franklin & Marshall College Poll. The Quinnipiac pollsters asked Wolf supporters if they were voting for him or against Corbett.
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May 14, 2014 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
State Sen. Daylin Leach says Marjorie Margolies is continuing to violate federal campaign finance laws, and has lodged a new complaint as the Democrats vying for the 13th Congressional District seat enter the last full week before the May 20 primary. Leach said Monday he intends to file a supplementary letter with the Federal Election Commission alleging that Margolies has again spent contributions designated for the general election on her primary campaign. Four Democrats are battling for the nomination in the 13th, which includes parts of Philadelphia and Montgomery County.
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April 25, 2014 | By Chris Brennan
FORMER U.S. Rep. Marjorie Margolies has run her bid to retake her old 13th District seat like an economic stimulus plan for a handful of political consultants. She spent more than she took in for the last three months of 2013 and the first three months of this year. But did she violate a federal law in the process? State Sen. Daylin Leach , a rival in the May 20 Democratic primary election, filed a Federal Election Commission complaint this week accusing Margolies of illegally spending campaign cash on primary expenses when that money was reserved for the general election.
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November 1, 2013 | By Chris Brennan
A MERE FRACTION of Philadelphia's 1,024,362 registered voters are expected to show up Tuesday to cast general-election ballots. They'll be electing a district attorney, city controller and judges for Superior Court (one), the Court of Common Pleas (seven) and Municipal Court (three). We'll see if city voters can beat the dismal 9.28 percent turnout for the May 21 primary election. In the top two races, District Attorney Seth Williams seeks a second term, challenged by Republican Danny Alvarez , while City Controller Alan Butkovitz seeks a third term, challenged by Republican Terry Tracy . The incumbents have the edge here, since Philly's registered Democrats outnumber Republicans by more than six-to-one.
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September 18, 2013
Gov. Christie is still sticking to his flimsy excuses for making New Jersey voters go to the polls twice in less than three weeks. Christie first refused to hold a special election to replace the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg on the same date as the general election, Nov. 5, saying voters deserved to choose Lautenberg's successor as soon as possible. Then, last week, he vetoed a bill that would have moved up the general election to the Oct. 16 special-election date. This time, the governor suggested New Jerseyans aren't adroit enough to handle changing the date.
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July 9, 2013 | By Roger Alford, Associated Press
FRANKFORT, Ky. - To cover his political flank, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell has forged an alliance with tea party darling Rand Paul, picked up support from other national tea party leaders, and brought in a campaign manager from the upper echelons of the tea party movement. The GOP's fiscally conservative wing has proved particularly powerful in Kentucky, and elsewhere, it has felled incumbents including McConnell's longtime Republican colleague U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar of Indiana.
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