In 2023, Philadelphians will elect our 100th mayor.
We will also elect a new slate of City Councilmembers — including to fill the seats of the five members who resigned to run for Mayor.   

The Citizen’s voters guides, candidate profiles, in-depth reporting and analysis are here to help you throughout the campaign. 

Make sure you’re ready to vote.
We can help you with that — including with info on how to vote by mail — here.

Mark your calendar.
The 2023 Primary Election is May 16. (That’s when overwhelmingly Democrat Philadelphia tends to choose our mayor.) The 2023 General Election is November 7. (That’s when we’ll choose our City Council.)

All elections matter!


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In less than one year, Philadelphians will elect our city’s 100th mayor. How about this time we citizens play the role of employer?

By Jessica Blatt Press

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The Citizen shares a new Lenfest Institute grant to make sure Philadelphia’s new elected leaders address priorities of Philly communities.

By Shawn Mooring

Who’s Running for Mayor of Philadelphia In 2023

The 2023 mayor's race has officially kicked off. Here's everything you need to know about who's running, who probably will run and who should throw their hat in the ring

By The Philadelphia Citizen Staff

Who Is Helen Gym?

The former two-term At-Large Philadelphia City Councilmember — Council's first AAPI woman — is known for her community activism.

By The Philadelphia Citizen Staff

Who is Jeff Brown?

The affable, community-minded grocery store magnate has thrown his hat into the race for Mayor of Philadelphia. Here’s what you need to know about him.

By The Philadelphia Citizen Staff

Who Is Allan Domb?

Condo King-turned-At-Large Councilmember-turned Philadelphia mayoral candidate.

By The Philadelphia Citizen Staff

Who Is Rebecca Rhynhart?

The transparency-focused former City Controller has worked for mayors Jim Kenney and Michael Nutter — and now wants their job for herself. Here’s what you need to know about her so you can make an informed vote in May.

By The Philadelphia Citizen Staff

Who Is Cherelle Parker?

The two-term city councilmember from Northwest Philly who champions “middle neighborhoods” is running for mayor of Philadelphia. Here’s what you need to know about her so you can make an informed vote in May.

By The Philadelphia Citizen Staff