Use Seventy’s Voter Guide to find out how to register to vote, where to cast your ballot and who represents you locally, in Harrisburg and Washington, D.C. You can also find information about political parties, and even how to run for office yourself. Since 1904, Seventy has been a trusted source of insight into the problems and challenges of running elections in Philadelphia. We advocate for policies and programs that improve the voting experience, increase the competitiveness of elections and protect the integrity of elections.

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Even with our best efforts in the June 2 primary, thousands of voters had difficulty traveling to their local polling place or returning their ballot in the mail; poll workers ‒ many of them senior citizens ‒ stayed home with health concerns; and a few close races took more than a week to decide. Pennsylvania needs one final volley of refinements to key parts of our 1930s-era Election Code to prepare for another unprecedented election in November. Read More...

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The opportunity to administer a robust vote-by-mail program and safe in-person voting infrastructure is still possible, but time is running short, and the Office of the City Commissioners, city and state officials, election experts, and community advocates will have to work together closely unlike any previous election cycle. Failure to achieve this collaboration risks calamity in November. Read More...

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Counties across Pennsylvania have announced plans for the June 2 primary election that involve hundreds of consolidated election precincts. The state's two most populous counties, Philadelphia and Allegheny, alone are shifting from the more than 2,100 polling places they open in a typical election to fewer than 500 Read More...

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to change the election landscape, preventing the spread of the virus poses an extraordinary challenge to state and local officials as they work to ensure that elections in 2020 are fair, safe, and secure. Read More...

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Open Primaries PA is launching today an outreach campaign to the more than 1.2 million Pennsylvanians who are registered unaffiliated or with a third-party who cannot vote for candidates in the June 2 primary. Read More...

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