Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Mayor Nutter and Rep. Fattah celebrated the president's reelection.
Preceding the ultimate electoral victory for President Barack Obama, Philadelphia lawmakers successfully predicted the president's win. Mayor Michael Nutter and U.S. Reps. Chaka Fattah and Allyson Schwartz hailed the president at the Philadelphia Obama Victory Party, located at the Warwick Hotel in Center City. "We had some voting in the State and in Philly today," Mayor Nutter said to Obama campaign volunteers gathered to celebrate the President. "At least for tonight, blue means joy, happiness and excitement. I love a blue state and a blue city." Nutter took time to thank member's of the President's "ground game," campaign volunteers who knocked on doors and handed out fliers in PA, crediting them a key part of the President's victory…
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.
Senators and representatives win election to the General Assembly.
In an election of uncertainties, five Northwest Philadelphia politicians didn't have to sweat it out on Election Day. As the polls close at 8 p.m. in Philadelphia, five lawmakers—who did not face electoral challenges—will won election to Harrisburg. Four will retain their seats, while a fifth will take over the position of retiring John Myers. These pols will represent parts of Roxborough, Manayunk, Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy. All are Democrats. Editor's note: An earlier version incorrectly listed the representative for the 201st District and has since been corrected.
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
Find your poll location and ballot summary in Philadelphia
Do you know where to go to vote on Election Day 2012? If not, you can use the handy Google Voter Info embed above to find the location of your designated polling place. Simply enter the address where you're registered to vote. This tool's data has been updated to reflect changes that may have been caused by Hurricane Sandy. For details and articles about every candidate in Roxborough-Manayunk, check out Patch's Election Guide here. The complete list of polling places in the 21st Ward is here.
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
Find out who will alter services come Nov. 6.
Election Day will happen Nov. 6. While it's every citizens own choice who to vote for—or whether to vote at all—some organizations may close or alter their schedules due to the election. Here's a look at some services and how they are impacted by the Tuesday general election. Schools The School District of Philadelphia is closed Tuesday to students, as many schools serve as polling places. However, the day is an inservice for faculty and staff. Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School in Andorra remains open. Green Woods Charter School in Manayunk remains open. Municipal Services Government offices are open. Trash collection still occurs. The United States Post Office is open and mail will be delivered. The Free Library of Philadelphia is …
Where can you cast a ballot Nov. 6?
Election Day is set for Nov. 6 and registered voters throughout Philadelphia may cast their ballots that day. For the 2012 general election, polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Below are the polling places in the 21st Ward for Roxborough and Manayunk, according to the City Commissioners. Click here to find your polling place. Ward Precinct Polling Place 21 1 Pilgrim Church, 3815 Terrace St. 21 2 Pilgrim Church, 3815 Terrace St. 21 3 Henry on the Park, 7901 Henry Ave. 21 4 Interact offices, 4120 Tower St. 21 5 Shawmont Elementary School, Shawmont Avenue and Eva Street 21 6 St. Josephat Church, 126 Cotton St. 21 7 21 8 21 9 21 10 Journeys Way, 403 Rector St. 21 11 Tonys Glass Works, 235 Cotton St. 21 12 North Light Community …