"Last week, the eyes of the nation—and the world—were on Philadelphia, and I am proud to say that Philadelphia showed up. Our residents turned out large numbers. They mailed in ballots amidst unprecedented conditions during a global pandemic. They stood in line with neighbors to cast their vote in person, and they have exhibited tremendous patience as they continue to wait for our election staff to count every vote.
I want to personally thank City Commissioners Lisa Deeley, Al Schmidt and Omar Sabir, who oversaw Tuesday’s election and continue to lead this impressive counting operation. I thank their hard-working staff, and hope they all can get some rest soon. I also want to thank the employees from many City Departments which helped stand up and staff this operation.
There are hundreds of others -- including many City employees -- who helped on Election Day and by staffing this ballot counting operation for all the world to see. You are all too numerous to name, but please know that you have my thanks.
Most of all I thank the people of Philadelphia.
Earlier last week, Commissioner Deeley and I sent out an open letter to voters, urging patience and calm on Election Day, and in the days that followed. You have shown it in spades. We asked that you stay calm and stay above the fray - and you did exactly that.
As we predicted, the voters and residents of Philadelphia ensured that our city shined as an example of how to run an election right.
So in the days ahead, please remember: this is not just about a victory for a single candidate. Or a single political party. This is truly a victory for our democracy.
The votes will continue to be counted, until every single mail-in ballot, absentee ballot, and provisional ballot is counted.
The people have spoken."
-Mayor James Kenney
The City Commissioners will continue to update their results site until they have completed counting all eligible votes, and, as in every election, results will be officially certified 20 days after the election.
Check out the City Commissioners elections results website below and follow @PhillyVotes on Twitter for updates.