Updates from Philadelphia polling places

    Update: The Committee of Seventy has released turnout figures. These numbers reflect reports between 10:30 and 11 a.m.

    “1st Ward, Division 1 (First Councilmanic District): As of 10:30 a.m., 23 out of 479 registered voters had cast a ballot.1st  Ward, Division 4 (First Councilmanic District): As of 10:30, 46 voters/627 registered36th Ward, Division 3 (Second Councilmanic District): As of 10:30, 15 voters/437 registered36th Ward, Division 20 (Second Councilmanic District): As of 10:30, 12 voters/374 registered  65th Ward, Division 20 (Sixth Councilmanic District): As of 10:30, 80 voters/1,116 registered7th Ward, Division 11 (Seventh Councilmanic District): As of 11 a.m., 40 voters/ 806 registered7th Ward, Division 7 (Seventh Councilmanic District): As of 11 a.m., 10 voters/ 590 registered”

    Original report: Primary Day is in full swing. We’ll have continuing coverage for you throughout the day, starting with an update from the Committee of Seventy, and some words of advice from Democratic mayoral candidates Michael Nutter and Milton Street.

     

    Tensions are high in districts where incumbent council members are retiring (1st, 2nd, 6th, 8th), and in the 7th, where Danny Savage is hoping to oust incumbent Maria Quinones-Sanchez.

    In different divisions of the 7th District’s 43rd ward, allegations have been made that poll place officials are acting with a bias toward Sanchez, and that Savage’s team is distributing materials inside the polling places. Seventy is looking into both.

    Outside the School for the Deaf in the 8th District, a mother said electioneering was so intense she pulled her child from school for the day.

    You can expect some more updates soon, but in the meantime, KYW spoke to Democratic mayoral candidates Michael Nutter and Milton Street at their respective polling places in Wynnefield and Mayfair.

    What’d they have to say? Nutter told people to forget about the weather and just vote. Street implied he expects the numbers to show better results than many are expecting of him, and says he ran a strong campaign.

    Have a question or complaint about your polling place? Call the Committee of Seventy at 1-866-687-8683.

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