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Carla Cain wants to push voter registration and turnout as City Commissioner.

Carla Cain wants to push voter registration and turnout as City Commissioner.

City Commissioners are responsible for elections and voter registration
in Philadelphia.

There is no election that is an off-year election because elections have consequences.

Did you know:

  • If 26 more people in each division in Philadelphia alone, had voted in the 2016 general election, Donald Trump would have lost Pennsylvania. Around 250,000 eligible voters in Philadelphia didn’t vote.

  • Gov. Wolf received 484,124 votes in Philadelphia in November, but 49% of eligible voters didn’t vote. We shouldn’t be satisfied with just over 50% turnout, when some divisions had excess of 70%.

  • The year before, Larry Krasner only needed 150, 330 votes to win the District Attorney’s race as around 17% turned out.

  • Barack Obama polled 588,806 votes in 2012.


    Carla Cain is bothered by these discrepancies in vote totals and wants to change them. That’s why she is running for City Commissioner—the office that maintains data, oversees elections, prepares voting materials, processes ballots, reports and certifies results, and should encourage Philadelphians to register and vote. Carla is a five-year Democratic committeeperson in the 25th division, 22nd Ward in Mt. Airy, 1st Vice Chair 22nd Ward, and member of the State Democratic Committee. She would:

  • Emphasize voter registration and turnout

  • Educate the voters on the importance of each election and the responsibilities of the offices on the ballot

  • Ensure new voting machines are secure and user friendly

African-Americans line up to vote after passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 .

African-Americans line up to vote after passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.