The Philly Four: Pa. primary election tomorrow, vote for gubernatorial, Senator candidates
Philly schools offer masking option for those who are exposed to COVID. The School District of Philadelphia is offering an avenue for students to remain in class even if they are exposed to COVID-19. The Mask-To-Stay option allows for students who have been exposed to the virus but do not have symptoms to remain in the classroom as long as they mask up. The guidelines state that a student can mask for 10 days after exposure and test and isolate if symptoms arise.
Another Oregon county to vote next week on possibly becoming part of Idaho
https://pixabay.com/vectors/seal-flag-state-oregon-united-39732/. A measure introduced by the grassroots organization Citizens for a Greater Idaho has gained more than enough signatures to appear on the May ballot in the fourth-largest county in Oregon. Eight other Oregon counties have previously voted in favor of exploring the move.
Finally 18 - Voting In Her First Tennessee Election
It's a big day when you finally get to vote and voice your opinion in your first election 🙌🏻
Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene's Testimony Called Into Question as She Attempts to Remain on the Ballot
After being sued by a group of Georgia voters, Greene testifies that she can't recall many of the events asked about under oath which the voters say is contradicted by a text she sent.
The Philly Four: Around 1 in 5 young Pa. voters are independent, blocking them from voting for candidates in primary
City workers have until end of month to get vaccinated. Unionized workers in Philadelphia have until May 31st to get vaccinated or face leave and eventual termination. In December, 13 of the city's 2,000 non-unionized employees were fired for not complying with the vaccine mandate. Workers who do not comply or attain an exemption will be placed on 30-day leave and then be terminated if they continue to refuse to get vaccinated.
Voting rights group: Donation bans on elections offices undermine elections
Voting rights group: Donation bans on elections offices undermine elections(Credit: Unsplash, via Sharon McCutcheon) Ongoing efforts by state legislatures in Georgia and elsewhere to ban private donations to local election offices could cripple America’s elections process, warned one voting advocacy group, Democracy Docket.
Alameda County hiring community outreach coordinator
(Drew Angerer / Getty Images) (ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif.) The Alameda County Registrar of Voters' Office is looking to fill a Community Outreach Coordinator in Oakland. The temporary, hourly position works at various county locations to help set up/takedown outreach stations, help with voter registration, education on voting equipment and the recruitment of election workers.
School Board Elections: A Simple Starting Guide
The school board is the governing body of most schools in the United States. They are responsible for setting policy, hiring and firing teachers, and approving budgets. School boards are often elected by local communities, but they can also be appointed by the mayor or a state governor.
Redrawing Political Lines
Political redistricting to determine party control: What is the best way to redraw political districts? What’s the fairest way? And who should decide?. Every ten years a new census is conducted to track changes in the population of the United States. States then use the most recent US Census report to redraw the boundaries of congressional and state legislative districts.
DeSantis likely to win 2022 election, latest polls show
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis at the 2021 Student Action Summit in Tampa, FloridaWikimedia Commons. Policy wonks and DeSantis enthusiasts around the country have been fastidiously following Florida's upcoming gubernatorial election.
$24.14 an hour: Alameda County Registrar hiring
(John Moore / Getty Images) (ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif.) The Alameda County Registrar of Voters is looking to fill a temporary position ahead of the 2022 election season. This part-time position comes with an hourly rate of $24.14 and interested residents have until March 28 at 5 p.m. to apply.
What will it take to shake up America’s two-party political system?
A look into America's two-party system.Derick McKinney, Unsplash. Don’t get Marla Thompson-Kendall started about America’s two-party political system. “They’re both ineffective,” the Riverdale resident said of the Democratic and Republican parties. Although she’s voted for Democrats over the years, she remained open to what Republicans had to say and even came to appreciate some Republicans such as former president George W. Bush.
2021 Albany NY Mayoral race final tally
It's 2022 and I think it's time to review the numbers of people who voted in the November 2021 Mayoral race in Albany, New York. Plenty of people gripe about the city, the politics, city services, the look and the lame aspects of Albany. A review of the statistics are in order, so we can decide to definitively blame your neighbor or the person in the mirror. Let's start with the United States Census that was conducted in 2020. The population of Albany has increased to 99,224 from 97,856 in 2010. While we are still below the 100,000 threshold, at least we are moving in the right direction.https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/albanycitynewyork,albanycountynewyork/PST045221.
Harris Endorsed by AFL-CIO
Labor organization backing incumbent Shelby County Mayor in re-election bid. Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris announced in an email to supporters today that his re-election campaign has been endorsed by the AFL-CIO.
Sumner County Democrats Announce Local Candidates
Democrats running for County Commission, School Board in 2022 election cycle. The Sumner County (Tennessee) Democratic Party announced that there are a number of Democrats seeking election to local office in this year's election cycle. 2022 marks the first time in Tennessee history that races for school board will be partisan.
Boulder considers raising climate tax on businesses, lowering for households
The Flatirons just outside of Boulder.Richard Schneider/Flickr. (Boulder, Colo.) Boulder's mayor and at least two other City Council members have shown initial support for raising the city's climate tax on businesses while lowering it for residents.
The Philly Four: Embiid trolls Simmons after Harden trade
Welcome to The Philly Four, a daily recap of four of the top stories from the Philadelphia area, covering everything from local government to the Phillies bullpen. A one-stop shop for the most important news bites in the City of Brotherly Love.
Hochul Signs COVID-19 Absentee Ballot Legislation, Rules Set through 2022
A shot of Borden Road in Buffalo, New York.Photo by J.M. Lesinski. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to see unprecedented growth across the nation, lawmakers in New York state are getting ready for the long haul. New York State Governor Kathy Hochul recently signed legislation that continues to permit voting by absentee ballot due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic through 2022, allowing New Yorkers the right to request a ballot when there is a danger of contracting or spreading illness to the voter or other members of the public.
Montgomery Co. Reports 40% Mail-In Ballot Application Rejection Rate
CONROE – If you’re hoping to vote by mail this election, then you need to pay special attention to several new details on the ballot application; or you may end up part of the 40% of rejected applications so far this cycle.
Despite Critics, Mayor Adams Says Letting Non-citizens Vote is ‘Best Choice’
Mayor Adams stresses the importance of championing voting rights.(PJPH/Wikimedia Commons) Mayor Adams shows support for NYC's controversial voting bill. New York City — Over the weekend, Mayor Adams gave legislation the green light to allow almost a million noncitizens the right to vote.