Philly officials scrambling to address primary election problems before November

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With a little more than three months to go before November's general election, officials in Philadelphia are scrambling to address a host of challenges that they fear could lead to voter disenfranchisement.

The coronavirus and Black Lives Matter protests contributed to all kinds of problems in the June primary, including an unexpected spike in mail-in voting, seemingly endless lines at polling places and chaos at mail-in ballot dropbox locations.

In a teleconference call last week, City Commissioners Chair Lisa Deeley told members of City Council's Committee on Legislative Oversight that they must use the time that is left between now and November to address those challenges.

"Philadelphia already