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Election Day updates: Butkovitz wins

City Controller Alan Butkovitz defeats two challengers in Democratic primary.

Election Day updates: Butkovitz wins

Philadelphia City Controller Alan Butkovitz and wife Theresa arrive at polling place Ward 53 Division 11 inside the St. Thomas Indian Orthodox school at 1009 Unruh Ave in northeast Philadelphia on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. ( ALEJANDRO A. ALVAREZ / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER )
Philadelphia City Controller Alan Butkovitz and wife Theresa arrive at polling place Ward 53 Division 11 inside the St. Thomas Indian Orthodox school at 1009 Unruh Ave in northeast Philadelphia on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. ( ALEJANDRO A. ALVAREZ / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER )

UPDATE, 9:30 p.m.: 

City Controller Alan Butkovitz prevailed in a three-way Democratic primary election Tuesday in his bid for a third term.

If Butkovitz defeats Republican nominee Terry Tracey, unopposed in his primary Tuesday, in the general election, that will prompt two political questions:

Will Butkovitz complete a full third term or will he resign midway to run for mayor in 2015?

Will Brett Mandel, a fervent foe of Butkovitz, take a third stab at winning the Controller’s Office after finishing second in the primary Tuesday and third in 2009?

Neither man was willing to answer those questions Tuesday.

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Here are three afternoon updates from the PhillyClout team:

1. Pols talk politics, 2015 mayors race at Relish

2. Judge orders Mandel campaign out of polling places

3. Three questions for pols on primary day

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Voters are going to the polls today to elect the city's next controller and to vote in a series of judicial races.

Today's main event - if you can call it that - is the Democratic primary for controller, where incumbent Alan Butkovitz faces Brett Mandel and Mark Zecca. The winner will face Republican Terrence J. Tracy Jr. in November.

Voters will also select judges for the state Superior Court, Court of Common Pleas, Municipal Court and Traffic Court.

Follow our coverage of today's election with Chris Brennan, Jan Ransom and Sean Collins Walsh at PhillyClout and you can also follow along with them - plus some of today's candidates and others - in the Twitter list below. 

See any funny business at the polls? Send us tips.

Not sure where you vote? The state's VotesPA.com has you covered.

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