Is PA's Voter ID law ON or OFF for the November 5 election? Voters tell us recent TV ads are confusing them. Read this edition of HOW PHILLY WORKS to get the real facts on Voter ID.    Read More...
Following the 2011 General Election we reminded the incoming City Commissioners-incumbent Commissioner Anthony Clark and Commissioners-Elect Stephanie Singer and Al Schmidt-that city voters have high expectations of a new era of unprecedented openness, transparency and accountability in the elections office. Seventy urged the Commissioners to get a running start on reforms before their January inauguration. Read More...
Following up on our 2010 Primary, Seventy looks at what has (and mostly hasn't) improved in the conduct of Philadelphia's elections. We repeat and expand upon our earlier recommendations and look at some of the persistent issues that cropped on Election Day. Read More...
Our June 2010 report to the City Commissioners, the board that runs Philadelphia elections, outlines five common-sense steps that the Commissioners can take to improve local elections without having to rely on changes in state law. The suggestions are based in part on our experience in observing the primary election on May 18, 2010. Read More...