The Fix: What If Everyone Had to Vote?

Is mandatory voting — the law in Australia, Belgium, Brazil and other countries — an idea we should steal to boost election turnout? (Also: Democracy sausage!)

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Ideas We Should Steal: Vote Like Minneapolitans

Only 27 percent of voters cast a ballot in Philly’s mayoral primary last week. Here’s what we can learn from the midwest city — known for high levels of civic engagement — that recently set a turnout record

By Greta Kaul

How To Up Your (Primary) Election Day Game

May 16 is Primary Election Day in Philadelphia. You voted. Or, you’re going to. There is still more you can do

By Lauren McCutcheon and Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Guest Commentary: A Mayoral Agenda for Older Philadelphians

More than 60 percent of voters are over 50. That’s just one reason, the AARP’s state director says, candidates should listen to them

By Bill Johnston-Walsh

Guest Commentary: Let every registered voter … vote

Pennsylvania is one of only nine states that denies independent voters from casting a ballot in the primaries. A Republican state senator has a plan to change that — and now is the time

By Dan Laughlin

Ideas We Should Steal, Revisited: Make. Voting. Easier.

We learned many things about Pennsylvania after yesterday’s midterm election. One of them: We should have a better way to vote

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Guest Commentary: Voting Today Matters Tomorrow

Even one vote in one election matters. Even better, says a Harrisburg leader, is making voting a habit from a young age

By Joanna McClinton

What Teens Who Can’t Vote Can Do

9 impactful ways teens can get involved in the upcoming elections — even if they’re not old enough to vote.

By Ethan Young