Who Should Replace Al Schmidt?

The democracy-defending city commissioner is resigning next year. Philly 3.0’s engagement director urges Mayor Kenney to appoint a courageous, accomplished—and Republican—staffer to help run our city’s elections

By Jon Geeting

Guest Commentary: Don’t Abolish the City Commissioners

A business owner and civic leader argues that pulling off the 2020 election should make us rethink calls to eliminate the row office

By Larry Ceisler

Now Can We Abolish the City Commissioners Office?

Republican Al Schmidt says he won’t run again. Is now the time to make a much-needed change to how our elections are run?

By Jon Geeting

Power The Polls

The city needs to recruit another 4,000 people to work the polls to ensure voting goes smoothly on November 3. Here’s why it matters—and some ways we can prevent this last minute scramble in the future

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

One-Stop Shop Voting

Early satellite polling stations could allow for same-day registration and voting starting in September—and, Philly 3.0’s engagement director notes, they’ll bypass the beleaguered USPS

By Jon Geeting

Guest Commentary: Who’s Protecting Our Vote?

A two-hour “prank” during a meeting last week seems to prove the City Commissioners don’t take seriously their role in making our elections safe and easy. A former commissioner candidate calls them to account

By Jen Devor

The Easiest Way To Vote

For the first time this year, you can cast your ballot for 50 days straight at City Hall—or maybe, Philly 3.0’s engagement director notes, in a neighborhood near you. Here’s how to take advantage.

By Jon Geeting

New Blood: Ah, The Ghosts of Scandals Past

In the next of an occasional series profiling relative newcomers to the political process, two would-be reformers eye the City Commissioner’s office.

By Larry Platt