Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Roxborough resident continues to represent the 194th District.
With nearly all precincts reporting, State Rep. Pamela DeLissio won victory by a large margin in the 194th District Tuesday night. DeLissio, the freshman lawmaker representing Roxborough-Manayunk and Bala Cynwyd and Belmont Hills in Lower Merion Township, defeated Republican challenger Linda Wolfe-Bateman, capturing 77.4 percent of the vote. In Philadelphia, unofficial election returns from 96 percent of precincts showed DeLissio capturing 15,155 to Wolfe-Bateman's 4,190, according to the City Commissioners. Lower Merion Township produced a much closer tally—with DeLissio up 508-232, according to the Pennsylvania Department of State.
Poll location confusion and machine problems reported.
Though their problems were largely resolved, voters in the 21st Ward Tuesday had some heartaches in trying to cast their ballots. Voters, poll workers and campaign volunteers told Patch that some confusion existed where people should vote in Roxborough due to changed locations. Additionally, one Manayunk facility struggled to get machines going this morning. Presidential elections bring more people to the polls than off-year or congressional elections—a known fact. That means citizens who took a few years off may be unaware that polling places moved. Since the 2008 presidential election and the 2010 midterm election, several voter locations shifted. Signage alerted voters at locations that moved this year, but shifted locales from several …
Republicans say 75 credentialed election workers denied poll acces.
Update 3:30 p.m.: Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge John M. Younge ruled Tuesday that the all certified minority inspectors and their clerks be allowed into Philadelphia polling places. The order comes after state Republicans alleged that Democrats illegally barred these GOP members from polling places earlier on Election Day. Younge's ruling ordered the Philadelphia Sheriff's Department to enforce his edict. Moments after the starter's whistle on Election Day in Philadelphia, both political parties heaved grenades about disrupting voters. Pennsylvania GOP officials allege that Democrats prevented 75 legally credentialed Republican election workers from accessing polling places in heavily Democratic areas in Philadelphia, which …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Still not sure who to vote for in Tuesday's election? Take a look at the candidates you'll find on the ballot, from Presidential to Pennsylvania and local races.
Tuesday, November 6 is Election Day. Below are the candidates you'll see on your ballot along with links to their websites. President of the United States U.S. Senate Pennsylvania Attorney General Pennsylvania Auditor General Pennsylvania State Treasurer U.S. House of Representatives in Pennsylvania 2nd Congressional District Pennsylvania State Senate District 3 District 7 Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 194 District 200
Saturday, November 3, 2012
29th Division now votes at Salvation Army.
Voters in one Roxborough district will have a new polling location come Election Day Nov. 6. The 29th Division in the 21st Ward will now vote at the Salvation Army, 21st Ward Democratic Leader Lou Agre said Friday. The division formerly voted at the Parker Pub. However the Ridge Avenue bar has been closed for several months. Voters will now cast ballots at 6730 Ridge Ave., at the Salvation Army. The location has rear parking and is handicapped accessible. People may enter the building from both the rear parking lot or Ridge Avenue entrance. To find your polling places within the 21st Ward, visit the Committee of Seventy's guide.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Cathedral Village event serves as forum for senior citizens to learn about PA Voter ID Law.
In her lifetime, Colleen Alexander has voted more than 100 times—"Every primary and general election for well over 50 years," she said. Despite an expired driver's license, she won't let the new PA Voter ID Law stop her. With help from Democratic and Republican city officials, senior citizen communities—like Cathedral Village in Andorra—have created valid forms of identification that will work come Election Day. Republican City Commissioner Al Schmidt, 21st Ward Democratic Leader Lou Agre and Al Spivey, Jr., chief of staff for City Councilman Curtis Jones (D-4), spent Friday morning fielding questions from senior citizens on the new Pennsylvania law, which requires citizens to show photo IDs prior to casting a ballot, at the Cathedral Road…