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Get in Philly, we’re going voting.
May 17 is Election Day, and the spring primary has a very dense ballot.
At the top of the ticket for both major parties is the race to fill the U.S. Senate seat left open by Pat Toomey’s retirement. Then there’s the gubernatorial contest, where Democrats are fielding just one candidate but Republicans will choose from several contenders. A slew of down-ballot races will determine the composition of the Pa. General Assembly.
In Philly, there are four charter change questions that could make the city’s governing documents more gender-inclusive, change how zoning appeals are judged, and codify the board that oversees fair housing laws. There’s also a special election to fill Northeast Philly’s City Council seat, empty after a federal corruption trial.
Even the most plugged-in voter might be overwhelmed by the number of…