Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Click here for results in key races and links to see the results in local Chesco races.
With 100 percent of the precinct votes reported late Tuesday only about 10.45 percent of eligible voters in all of Chester County had cast a ballot in the Pennsylania Primary Election. Unofficial Results as reported on the Chester County Voter Services Website: Republican Candidates for Common Pleas Court Judge Patrick Carmody and Jeffrey R. Sommer will face Democrats Anthony Verwey, and Julia Malloy-Good, won their party’s nominations. The slate of candidate for the November election will look exactly like the slate of candidates in Tuesday's primary. Republican School Board Candidate Results (all numbers are unofficial until certified by the Chester County Board of Elections). Democratic School Board Candidate Results (all numbers are…
Monday, May 20, 2013
Primary Election Day is Tuesday in Pennsylvania. Here's where to find important information.
May 21 is Primary Election Day. Below you will find links to your local candidates and polling place information.
Not sure where to cast your ballot on Tuesday? The answer's just a couple of clicks away.
If you're voting for the first time, for the first time in a long time, you've moved or just aren't sure where to vote in Tuesday's Pennsylvania primary, there's an easy way to find your polling place. Here is a list of every polling place in Chester County.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
They send people to jail, decide custody battles and much more in a 10-year-long job.
"Judge of the Court of Common Pleas" shows up on the Chester County ballot and many people never give it a second thought. But you should. Common Pleas Court judges decide everything from corporate disputes to murder cases to custody cases which can have life-long consequences for entire families, parents and children and everything in between. Tuesday, four people are seeking two seats on the Chester County Common Pleas Court bench. Vote carefully. You'll be stuck with whomever is elected for a 10-year term. To make it even more confusing the four candidates cross file so that they appear on both the Democratic and Republican ballots in Tuesday's primary election. Here's who's who among the candidates: Endorsed by the Chester County …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
One poll suggests that, while Pennsylvania voters might support medical marijuana use, they aren't in favor of legal pot.
Pennsylvania voters aren't in favor of legalizing marijuana, according to one pole. The Frankin and Marshall College poll of Pennsylvania voters for May 2013 showed that 54 percent of voters polled opposed to legalizing marijuana in the state. A similar F&M Poll at the beginning of February found that 55 percent of respondants were against legalizing marijuana. While voters don't support its outright legalization, 82 percent of those polled favor the use of marijuana for medical reasons if prescribed by a doctor. The poll, which was conducted between April 30 and May 5, gathered responses from 526 registered voters, including 265 Democrats, 196 Republicans and 65 Independents. The full poll is available for review here. The following …
Friday, May 17, 2013
The U.S. Census Bureau says black turnout nationwide, by percentage, exceeded white turnout last year for the first time.
A recent U.S. Census Bureau report shows that blacks had the highest voter turnout among racial identifications in the 2012 general election. Nationwide, 66.2 percent of black citizens voted, exceeding for the first time the turnout of white voters, which was 64.1 percent. In 2008, 66.1 percent of whites voted, to 64.7 percent of blacks. Back in 1996, white turnout was 60.7 percent and black turnout was 53 percent. Black turnout also exceeded white turnout in Pennsylvania last year, 65.2 percent to 62.5 percent. Read a Huffington Post report on the census findings, and see below for statistics comparing other voting demographics: Voter turnout is expected to be far lower in Tuesday's off-year primary election. Polls will be open from 7 a.m…
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
According to poll results, more voters support same-sex marriage in 2013.
A majority of state voters said they are in favor of allowing gay and lesbian couples to legally marry, according to one pole. The Frankin and Marshall College poll of Pennsylvania voters for May 2013 showed that 54 percent of voters polled were in favor of allowing legal same-sex marriages. The 54 percent in favor is up from 48 percent in the previous year. The poll, which was conducted between April 30 and May 5, gathered responses from 526 registered voters, including 265 Democrats, 196 Republicans and 65 Independents. The full poll is available for review here. The following information representes the questions asked in the survey and the results given by voters. 1) Would you favor or oppose a constitutional amendment that would allow…
Former U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak, a Democrat, announced Tuesday that he's exploring another run for the Senate; Sestak narrowly lost to Pat Toomey in 2010.
A rematch between former U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak and U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is in the works as Sestak announced Tuesday that he's exploring a run for the Senate in 2016. Democrat Sestak, a former Navy vice admiral, lost narrowly to Republican Toomey in 2010. Sestak, of Delaware County, has formed an exploratory committee—the equivalent of launching a campaign in terms of Federal Elections Commission paperwork, according to a Washington Post report. Can Sestak beat Toomey? Who would you vote for if the Senate election was held today? Tell us in the comments section below. Tuesday's announcement ends speculation that Sestak, 61, is raising money to challenge Gov. Tom Corbett. Sestak raised $460,000 in the first quarter of this year. A Sestak-…
Friday, April 19, 2013
It's not too late to register to vote in the primary election.
The last day to register to vote in the May 21 primary election is Monday, April 22. Individuals applying to register to vote must be: Get more information from Chester County's Voter Services by clicking here. Click here to download your voter registration form.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Current West Chester Mayor Carolyn Comitta will seek re-election this fall.
Sunday, February 10
The following is a press release from the Campaign to Elect Carolyn Comitta. At a lunchtime gathering, Friday, at West Chester's Municipal Building Council Chambers, Carolyn Comitta publicly announced her plan to run for re-election as Mayor of West Chester. Comitta was elected to her first term as Mayor in 2009. She was the bipartisan candidate for Mayor, having won both the Democratic and Republican Primaries. A resident of West Chester for most of the last 45 years, Comitta is committed to preserving historic resources while allowing for complimentary economic development in West Chester. In addition to currently serving as Mayor of West Chester, Comitta is: "It is an honor and a joy to be Mayor of the great Borough of West Chester. I…