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Two District Council seats on the ballot and poll workers get a pay hike
Campaign season in full swing and vets press for open primaries
New Voter Registration-Mail-Ballot Form and Philly's Hyperlocal News
Open primaries hearing, the next mayor's race and a review of redboxing
House leader slaps down alternate elector strategy and primary reform gets a hearing
SCOPA OKs mail-in voting, but GOP legislators are still fighting it
New election law pros and cons, the latest on PA’s proposed constitutional amendments and the fight for open primaries
Electoral Count reform in D.C. while Harrisburg remains stalled
Financial oversight for Philly and PA’s county election-patchwork
Election funding compromise and (finally!) an approved state budget
A blown deadline on the state budget and “how a bill becomes a brawl”
Mayoral politics in Philly budget; Ds and Rs agree (!) in Harrisburg
An opening for election reform and a last-minute budget compromise
Progress on open wards, a tidy election recount, and a push in Harrisburg to limit dark money
C70’s precinct strategy: Polling places staffed by nonpartisan poll workers
A mail-in battle for the GOP, minority support for runaway winners and illegal electioneering by Philly poll workers