Today, the polls in Philadelphia opened at 7:00 for the mayoral election, marking the start of significant in the city council, will now be comprised of a younger group of members. Hank is on the ground and will provide us with updates on the important questions being debated.
The main question at the top of the ballot is who will be the next mayor, replacing Jim Kenny, who has served for eight years but cannot run again. The candidates vying for the position are two experienced former city council members: Democratic nominee Charelle Parker and Republican candidate David O.
We hope to speak with David O later at Long Stret School, where he will be casting his vote. An hour later, we plan to talk with Councilwoman Parker.
Both candidates are promising to make Philadelphia safer and reduce violence. However, they have different policies, and it will be up to the voters to decide which candidate they trust to achieve these goals. It is worth noting that the Democrat registered voters outnumber Republican registered voters by a large margin in the city.
Polling locations in Pennsylvania will be open until 8:00 tonight, and in New Jersey, they will open at 6:00. The Philadelphia District Attorney’s office has activated an election task force to investigate any complaints related to the election process at polling locations.
If you witness any threats or violence at a polling place, it is crucial to call 911 or the national election protection hotline at 866-OUR-VOTE..