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Everything you need to know to vote in the Nov. 7 general election

BY: - September 6, 2023

The November general election is 10 weeks away.  To help voters prepare to cast their ballots, the Capital-Star has compiled this guide of deadlines and helpful resources.  How do I register to vote? New voters can register one of four ways — online, by mail, at a PennDOT driver’s license center, or at your county […]

Zappala accepts GOP nomination for Allegheny Co. District Attorney

BY: - June 27, 2023

Zappala will again face Democrat Matt Dugan in this November's general election.

According to the Brennan Center for Justice, 21 bills that restrict voting or interfere with election administration were either signed into law, or await the governor’s signature, as of May 29 (Photo via the New Jersey Monitor).

Red and blue state divide grows even wider in 2023’s top voting and election laws

BY: - June 26, 2023

Red states and blue states 'are moving in opposite directions in the regulation of election administration,' one expert said.

‘From Philly, for Philly’: A Q&A with Democratic activist Sinceré Harris

BY: - June 18, 2023

A one-on-one conversation with Cherelle Parker’s campaign manager on what Democrats can learn from the historic primary win.

A voter checks in at an Ohio polling place. Ohio was one of eight Republican-led states that left an interstate cooperative to keep clean voter rolls (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images).

Why Republican-led states keep leaving a group that verifies voter rolls

BY: - May 23, 2023

Until this year, ERIC was seen as one of the least controversial election programs in the country.

Four Pennsylvania appellate court positions are on the primary ballot; meet the candidates

BY: - April 9, 2023

Chief Justice Max Baer’s death last year caused a vacancy on the state Supreme Court, Pennsylvania’s highest judicial body. 

Lawmakers focus on election, licensing issues in Pa. Department of State budget hearing

BY: - March 29, 2023

Questions about Pennsylvania’s election readiness and slow constituent services dominated a state House Appropriations Committee hearing on Wednesday as lawmakers examined the Department of State’s $35 million budget request. Acting Secretary of the Commonwealth Al Schmidt told lawmakers that the department is in the process of modernizing its online election administration infrastructure and developing new […]

Meet the women who want to be Philadelphia’s next mayor | Analysis

BY: - February 26, 2023

Women have previously been shut out of the mayoralty, but the 2023 race could change that.

Philly City Council President Darrell Clarke will not seek re-election

BY: - February 24, 2023

Clarke's announcement now positions the Council to begin thinking about who will lead the legislative body.

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Philly mayoral hopeful Domb’s deep pockets put pressure on rivals to raise money

BY: - January 9, 2023

'The financial reports are a road map to what they are doing,' veteran political consultant Maurice Floyd said.

With Fetterman’s win behind him, Dem consultant McPhillips is sticking with Pa. for 2023

BY: - January 2, 2023

Can Brendan McPhillips bring his winning ways to Helen Gym's Philly mayoral campaign? He thinks so.

Philadelphia City Hall

What role does Philly’s mayor play in impacting the LGBTQ community?

BY: - December 19, 2022

From workforce development and civil rights to public safety, the city's chief executive has broad latitude.