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This was the last regularly-scheduled mayoral election in which the City Council selected the mayor, as all subsequent mayoral elections either reached a majority in the general election or used a different electoral system.
Beginning in 1839, the city operated under a mixed electoral system. Citizens voted for mayor in a general election. If a candidate receive a majority of the vote, they would be elected mayor. However, if no candidate received a majority, the City Council would select a mayor from the top-two finishers.
|John M. Scott||2||0.02%|
City Council (runoff)
- "Mayors of the City of Philadelphia 1691-2000". City of Philadelphia. Retrieved 28 April 2019.