It’s here, it’s really here. The Pennsylvania primary election is today, and in Philadelphia, voters will make key decisions on the future of the mayor’s office, City Council, sheriff, and local judges. No pressure.
If you are voting today, we have everything you need before you get to the polls. Plus, our reporters will be your eyes and ears across the region as the election plays out. Of course, tomorrow’s newsletter will be filled with results, but you can also find live updates at Philly.com.
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Whether you’re trying to get to the polls, need information on candidates, or plan to spend the night watching results roll in, we’ve got you covered at Philly.com/Elections.
Find out which mayoral and City Council candidates will be on your ballot — all you need is your address.
Also on the ballot: judges. Here’s why we elect judges in Pennsylvania, and here’s what you need to know about the Superior Court candidates.
Want to test your knowledge before you hit the polls? We’ve got you covered there, too.
Tracking the results
What to watch for
Think back to that teacher who made a lasting impression on you in school.
Maybe they were like Gina Weightman, who wrangles wiggly kindergartners with joy and good humor at Anne Frank Elementary. Or maybe they were fiercely intellectual like Brandon Miller, who leads by example at the Workshop School to guide young people to become thinkers and leaders inside the classroom and out. Or perhaps they took the time to show you they care, like Deanna Henderson, who builds strong relationships with students in West Mt. Airy.
The three are among 60 of the Philadelphia School District’s finest educators who will be honored today for outstanding teaching by the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation with $3,500 awards.
You can read about all 60 outstanding teachers here.
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