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Pat Loeb
May 28, 2020 - 9:32 am
A last-day surge in mail-in ballot applications brought the total number of requests in Philadelphia to about 225,000. City commissioners have already mailed out most of the requested ballots and expect to finish up Thursday, but they’re concerned about getting them back by Election Day. Read More...
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Pat Loeb
May 14, 2020 - 8:47 am
Philadelphia would have one-quarter of the usual number of polling places for the June 2 primary under a plan approved by the city commissioners on Wednesday. The commissioners also voted to increase poll worker pay, but what they really want is for everyone to vote by mail. Read more here.
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KYW Staff
April 08, 2020 - 2:47 pm
The Philadelphia City Commissioners are asking all voters to use mail-in ballots in the delayed June 2 primary — they’ll even provide the stamp. The decision comes are coronavirus cases in the city rise to 4,777. Read the latest here.
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It’s been a week since Pennsylvania’s primary election day, giving Montgomery County officials some time to digest feedback on the new paper-ballot voting machines.
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Pat Loeb
August 15, 2019 - 3:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Board of Elections voted Thursday to keep a $29 million dollar contract with Election Systems & Software (ES&S) for new voting machines. The contract was up for review, after the city controller discovered that the company failed to disclose...
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Election official Mary Wickersham enters selections into a voting machine during a public accuracy testing of Election Day voting machines, Oct. 23, 2018 in Minnesota.
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Pat Loeb
August 14, 2019 - 3:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Board of Elections has scheduled a special meeting for Thursday to consider canceling a $29 million contract with Election Systems & Software, or ES&S, for new voting machines, after the city controller found the company failed to disclose...
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Pat Loeb
May 07, 2019 - 4:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's new voting machines dominated the questions at Tuesday's budget hearing in City Council for the City Commissioners' office. The City Commissioners' office has 100 employees and a $12 million budget that ordinarily would have been the topic of the...
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Philadelphia's city commissioners voted Feb. 20, 2019 to buy new voting machines by the company Election Systems & Software.
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Pat Loeb
February 20, 2019 - 3:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's city commissioners voted Wednesday to buy new voting machines, over the objections of the city controller and several concerned voters. Office of the Philadelphia City Commissioners The commissioners went with a Nebraska company that's been the focus of...
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Mike DeNardo
January 27, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A resolution introduced by City Councilman Bobby Henon encourages more Philadelphia charter schools to become polling places on Election Day. The resolution calls on city charter schools to close or change their schedules on election days, so that they can become...
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