Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Check this article for all the updated local information you need for Election Day.
With 225 of 226 polling places in Chester County reporting: U.S. Representative, District 6 U.S. Representative, District 7 PA Senate District 19 PA Representative, District 156 PA Representative, District 157 PA Representative, District 167 7:50 p.m.: East Whiteland Fire Company—More than a handful of people were in line as the final minutes ticked down before the doors closed. More than 1224 ballots had been cast in the large East Whiteland precinct. Judge of Elections Sue Drummond called it an "exhausting day" that nonetheless went more smoothly than she expected. 7 p.m.: Good Samaritan Church (Paoli)— Traffic slowed to a trickle in the final hour of voting—at 674 ballots cast out of 908 registered voters in the precinct. "It was a …
The incumbent candidate for the 19th District defeated his challenger, Chris Amentas.
State Sen. Andrew Dinniman was reelected Tuesday night to serve a second full term as a Pennsylvania state senator representing the 19th district. Dinniman defeated Republican challenger Chris Amentas, an East Fallowfield Township Supervisor, by about 16 percentage points. He celebrated the victory at his Exton campaign headquarters with more than a dozen supporters—family, staff and volunteers, and his dog Henry. Dinniman was a Chester County Commissioner when he was elected to state senate in 2006 to serve out the term of the late state Sen. Robert Thompson. He was re-elected to a full term in 2008. Looking to the six years ahead, Dinniman said he hopes to improve the state's education system, avoiding a "one-size-fits-all" approach to …
Republican incumbent Dan Truitt holds off Democratic challenger Bret Binder in the race for the 156th District in the state house.
After months of campaigning, Republican incumbent Dan Truitt defeated Democratic challenger Bret Binder in the battle to represent the 156th district in the Pennsylvania house of representatives. According to the unofficial results late Tuesday night, Truitt earned 52 percent of the vote to Binder's 48 percent. In terms of votes, Truitt received 16,493 votes to Binder's 15,276. Throughout the campaign, both candidates ran on a platform of education and the economy. Truitt won the election by carrying West Goshen, East Goshen and parts of East Bradford Township. Binder carried the overwhelmingly Democratic voting West Chester Borough.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Election Day brought problems at polls in several areas of eastern Pennsylvania
EASTERN PA — Several reports of voting irregularities in Eastern Pennsylvania emerged on Tuesday, the day of the presidential election. In Easton, signs appeared offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to voter fraud convictions. A constable for Easton’s 10th ward removed one such sign staked into the ground after consulting with an elections attorney on site. The Pennsylvania Commercial Action Network, the same group that posted “Replace ObamaCare” billboards around the state, made the signs. ID Requests Many Easton voters also reported poll workers asking for their IDs, even though IDs are not required for this election cycle under the law. Matthew Keeler, press secretary for the PA Department of State, said that's part of the …
The Keystone State helped Barack Obama win re-election in what was a good night for Democrats across Pennsylvania
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Pennsylvania helped President Barack Obama win re-election as U.S. Sen. Bob Casey fended off a feisty challenge from Republican coal magnate Tom Smith in what turned out to be a big night for Democrats in the Keystone State. Democrats held the lead in three state row office races as of 2:30 a.m. Wednesday with close to 98 percent of the vote in, according to unofficial results. Kathleen Kane, a former assistant district attorney from Lackawanna County, made history by becoming the first Democrat and first woman to be elected as the state's attorney general. The Republican candidate, David Freed, is a two-term district attorney in Cumberland County. Democrat Eugene DePasquale of York leads Republican John Maher of Allegheny in the auditor …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Don't forget to vote! Find your poll location and ballot summary in West Chester, Pa.
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 West Chester, check out Patch's Election Guide here: http://westchester.patch.com/elections-2.
All schools in the West Chester Area School District will be closed on Tuesday, Nov. 6, for election day.
The West Chester Area School District will close all schools on Tuesday, Nov. 6, for election day. While teachers will have an in-service day, students have the day off. Schools will be closed because the majority of them will be used as polling places during the presidential election. To find out your polling place, pleace click on the link: here.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
With the election less than 48 hours away, Romney’s visit to Shady Brook Farm is one indication the campaign believes Pennsylvania is in play.
Thousands of supporters braved long lines and cold temperatures to attend Mitt Romney’s rally at Shady Brook Farm Sunday night. With the election less than 48 hours away, Romney’s stop in Bucks County is one indication the campaign feels the Keystone State, with its 20 electoral votes, is in play. An estimated 25,000 people showed up to support the former Massachusetts governor, who told an enthusiastic crowd, “we’re taking back the White House because we’re going to win Pennsylvania.” The large crowd began forming hours before Romney arrived. Lines to get through security stretched from the farm to the Newtown Bypass for several hours leading up to the event. Supporters, some holding signs and flags, bundled up to endure temperatures in…
Polls in Chester County will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for voting on Tuesday, November 6 in Pennsylvania.
Election Day is finally upon us and polls will be open in Pennsylvania from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6. Poll workers may ask you for a valid photo ID but you are not required to present photo ID to vote in this election. If you do not provide the requested ID, you will be given information on the requirements for voting in 2013. Voting Resources:
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 6th Congressional District 7th Congressional District 16th Congressional District Pennsylvania State Senate District 19 Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 156