Nutter wants to help get voters to the polls as part of post-mayoral life

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 As part of his life after eight years as the city's chief executive, Mayor Michael Nutter said he wants to energize the public about going out to vote. (AP file photo)

As part of his life after eight years as the city's chief executive, Mayor Michael Nutter said he wants to energize the public about going out to vote. (AP file photo)

Mayor Michael Nutter has hinted about his future. 

As part of his life after eight years as the city’s chief executive, Nutter said he wants to energize the public about going out to vote.

“In the future, I’ll have a little more free time next year,” said Nutter, who will leave office in January. “I’d also like us to seriously engage — like we engage in a real campaign — about citizenship and about the responsibility about voting in the first place.”

During a speech last week, the mayor spoke of past civil rights crusaders when he talked about the privilege and the obligation to vote.

“Folks did march 54 miles for the right to vote,” he said. “All of us should be able to walk five minutes from our house to go to a polling place.”

The mayor did not mention any specifics that would be involved in his new quest.

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