Today is Election Day in Philadelphia. It is an off year election, and with no high profile office up for grabs, it will likely be one of the lowest turnout elections Philadelphia has seen in quite a while. But I urge you all to vote. The polls are open from 7AM to 8PM. Elections are important, even when the offices aren’t as sexy as President, Governor, or Mayor.
As I do each election cycle, I have put down my thoughts on the election below to be used as a guide for any of my friends looking for advice on who to vote for. Feel free to pull this up on your smartphone in the polling booth to guide you in your voting, or ignore it and vote for whoever you want. Just make me a promise that you’ll vote.
Keeping track of the herd of judicial candidates vying for a couple open seats every odd year is a challenging task for even the most politically involved. I thought I could provide a valuable resource by keeping up a table of Judicial candidates and important information on each as we head for the primary election on May 21st.
The table below lists the
62 55 candidates running for Common Pleas Court (6 open seats), Municipal Court (3 open seats), and the beleaguered Traffic Court (3 open seats.) Candidates are listed in ballot order. Check back here often as I blog about the election, and continually update this chart with important endorsements and other relevant gossip.