Committee of Seventy, DA’s office keep tabs on polling places

    Negative ads may keep voters at home, predicts Zack Stalberg of the Committee of Seventy watchdog group.

    The Philadelphia District Attorney’s office has teamed up with an election watchdog group to make sure everything runs smoothly at the polls Tuesday.

    Officials say turnout for the midterm elections could be light. The Committee of Seventy’s Zack Stalberg says the abundance of negative ads could mean a fed-up electorate sits this one out.

    “It’s been a mean election that’s gonna contribute to, I think, people wanting to skip their obligation to vote,” Stalberg said.

    Stalberg’s group will be working with a team of dozens of Philadelphia assistant district attorneys to monitor and respond to any problems at the polls.

    Polls open at 7 Tuesday morning and close at 8 p.m. Any voter in line by 8 p.m. should be allowed to cast a ballot.

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