How To: Help Keep Neighborhood Elections Fair

How To: Help Keep Neighborhood Elections Fair

The primary way democracy thrives and survives is through fair elections. But who exactly is making sure the elections are fair? Is it some far off big-moneyed or well-connected power player? Nope. It’s people from your neighborhood. And if it is not folks you know then it should be you. The people making sure elections […]

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Politics: Hillary for America Campus Organizers Work to Mobilize College Student Votes

Politics: Hillary for America Campus Organizers Work to Mobilize College Student Votes

The Millennial generation makes up about 31 percent of the voting population for this upcoming election. For this current election cycle both the Republican candidate, Donald Trump, and the Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, have voiced their platforms to Millennials as a method to mobilize their vote with the generation. A portion of this demographic has yet […]

 

Roxborough: Young Voters Absent From Primary Polls

Roxborough: Young Voters Absent From Primary Polls

It was a quiet and unusually empty afternoon in the auditorium of the polling station at Ridge Avenue and Rector Street. Located right next to the Roxborough Memorial Hospital, volunteers and poll workers were stationed outdoors and indoors, anxiously awaiting a crowd to come in and place their votes for the 2015 primary election. Throughout the […]

 

Politics: Young Politicians and the Republican Reformation

Politics: Young Politicians and the Republican Reformation

As the primary election draws closer, the races are beginning to heat up. The local Republican Party is focusing not on the mayoral race, however, but on the contest for two at-large seats on City Council. With seven candidates vying for the two spots dedicated to the minority political party, Philadelphia’s Republicans are spoiled for choice. […]

 

City Hall: Al Schmidt Says, “You Don’t Have an Excuse Not to Vote.”

City Hall: Al Schmidt Says, “You Don’t Have an Excuse Not to Vote.”

  Elections are the foundation of a democratic society. While it might seem as though elections just come together, in reality a tremendous amount of work is required to make them happen. City Commissioner Al Schmidt is one of the three elected officials who coordinate every aspect of elections, from voter registration to checking voting […]