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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Exclusive: Who Won The First Independent Poll of the Philly Mayor’s Race?

Find out who would become the next mayor if Election Day were today — and who would come out on top in a ranked choice vote — in our new poll with Committee of Seventy, Chamber of Commerce, Urban Affairs Coalition and FairVote

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Who Is Maria Quiñones Sánchez?

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WATCH: The Ultimate Job Interview about Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

Round 2 of our mayoral interview series explored how five candidates will grow jobs and help Philadelphians build a pathway to the middle class. Here’s what they said

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

WATCH: Ultimate Job Interview with Cherelle Parker and Helen Gym

The two experienced former councilmembers took the stage for the last of our first-round of mayoral interviews. Here’s what they had to say

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Watch: Ultimate Job Interviews with Rebecca Rhynhart and Allan Domb

See what happened at the latest of our mayoral candidate forums. And then join us for the next one on Feb. 21

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Watch: The Ultimate Job Interview with Jeff Brown and Maria Quiñones Sánchez

Missed the latest in our 2023 mayoral candidate interviews? Find out what it was all about here, and join us for the next one on February 7

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy