October 30, 2014 |
Registering to vote online in Pennsylvania is a no-go. Access to absentee ballots is limited, and if you have trouble speaking or reading English and need assistance voting, the help you need might be tough to find. The state received a mixed report card in a national study released Tuesday on best practices at the polls in 10 swing states. The study by Common Cause, a Washington-based good-government nonprofit, rated the state positively on training for poll workers, accommodating disabled voters, and recordkeeping.
February 5, 2000 |
Haverford College senior Jesse Ehrenfeld didn't have to endure a six-hour ballot-counting meeting after student government elections this year. He was psyched about that. Haverford students voted for new student government copresidents entirely online this week, and the results were available 15 minutes after the polls closed. A new Haverford computer program tabulated the vote immediately, so Ehrenfeld, a lame-duck student government copresident, and his student-pol peers didn't need to count hundreds of paper ballots.
July 3, 2009 |
Here are the voting procedures used to select rosters for all-star games by the major sports leagues. Major League Baseball Starters: Eight position players chosen by fan balloting. Reserves: The first eight reserves, five starting pitchers and three relievers are chosen by the players, coaches and managers' balloting. The manager then picks five more pitchers and three position players with input from the commissioner's office. In doing so, he must be certain that each team has at least one representative.
June 20, 2012 |
The Phillies' Carlos Ruiz remains third in fan balloting to be the National League's starting catcher in the All-Star Game. Ruiz has 1,756,018 votes and trails the Giants' Buster Posey (2,445,005) and the Cardinals' Yadier Molina (2,291,567). Ruiz is seeking to make his first All-Star team. Among outfielders, Hunter Pence (1,234,428 votes) is seventh and Shane Victorino is 13th with 1,039,970 votes. Jimmy Rollins is fourth among shortstops with 983,520 votes.
June 21, 2011
The Phillies' Placido Polanco retained his healthy lead at third base in the National League, according to the latest totals of fan voting released yesterday. Polanco has 2,599,925 votes, with Atlanta's Chipper Jones second at 1,558,895. Chase Utley is third at second base with 1,827,194 votes, behind Cincinnati's Brandon Phillips (2,286,378) and Milwaukee's Rickie Weeks (2,094,502). At shortstop, Jimmy Rollins is third with 1,354,896 votes, behind Colorado's Troy Tulowitzki (2,385,991)
May 5, 2012 |
More than 37,500 Pennsylvania State University alumni — by far a record — voted in the election for three open alumni seats on the board of trustees, with the winners scheduled to be announced at a trustees meeting Friday afternoon. The race was so contentious and closely monitored that the board hired an independent auditing firm, KPMG, to handle the election and its results. Online voting closed Thursday morning, with about 20 percent of the more than 190,000 eligible alumni taking part.
November 13, 2008 |
When it comes to ugliest, who's the top dog now? Sewell's Elwood? Or Fishtown's Pee Wee Martini? On Monday, the title was vacated when cancer claimed the life of Gus, a one-eyed, three-legged Chinese crested from Florida. In June, Gus, 9, was crowned world's ugliest dog at a fair in Petaluma, Calif. Now the canine with the most credentials is probably Gloucester County's Elwood, the Chihuahua-Chinese crested mix who won the title in 2007. Yes, the mutt whose mug inspired a line of greeting cards (available at some Target stores)
October 1, 2010 |
You might call this a poopularity contest. Despite the bad pun, the Philadelphia Water Department really is running a contest to find an official "spokesdog" for its campaign to get dog owners to pick up after their pets. The competition will be held among the canine populations of East Falls, Manayunk and Roxborough. The three parts of the city were chosen because the department is working with riverside communities to reduce dog waste, which it said is carried off by rainwater or snow melt and fouls rivers and streams.
July 4, 2009 |
Record number of votes are in Voting for July 14's All-Star Game in St. Louis ended Thursday night, and a record 223.5 million votes from 17.8 million ballots were cast at MLB.com and the 30 club sites. The ease of online voting, where an individual could vote up to 25 times a day, boosted those unprecedented numbers. The game's players will be announced at 1 p.m. tomorrow on TBS. Voting for the starters may be over, but the fans aren't done yet. They will be able to select the final player for each league's 33-man roster on MLB.com.
July 24, 2013 |
TRENTON - A campaign promoting Sandy recovery efforts along the Jersey Shore is launching a contest for musical artists to create an original song to become New Jersey's summer anthem. Submission of song entries to the Jersey Shore Soundoff began Monday. The contest was created by Stronger Than the Storm, a statewide campaign that has been touting tourism in an effort to bring visitors to the area for the first summer after Sandy devastated many beach areas. Solo artists and bands have four weeks to submit online videos of performances to be voted on by the public.