Since the PA Primary Election on June 2nd, the Philadelphia City Commissioners have verified the results. 32.38 percent of eligible voters turned in ballots, with almost 350 thousand in total. Less than half of votes cast were in-person by machine, while 40 percent were sent by mail, due to removal of restrictions during the current Covid-19 pandemic. Often overlooked, the primaries allow voters to select their preferred candidates within their respective party affiliation. Why should voters partake in these elections? By selecting from a set of candidates, voters have the opportunity to determine which key issues will remain on the party platform, as well as selecting congressional and local officials. All voters should come out, though, in November during the general election to have their voices heard. To take precautionary health measures, we suggest applying for a mail-in ballot to combat spread of coronavirus. More information can be found on our website.
Published by michaeljgoerlitz
I'm studying History in the College graduating in 2023, and I'm originally from northeastern Pennsylvania. Right now I'm a research assistant for the "Becoming Elizabeth" project as part of Unstable Archives, a research collaboration focusing on the intersection of gender and British imperialism in South Asia. View more posts