Mr. Schmidt Goes to Washington
Former City Commissioner Al Schmidt’s testimony this week before the Jan. 6 committee was a reminder that maybe integrity isn’t dead yet
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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.