Monday, May 20, 2013
A rundown of what you need to know to cast your ballot on Tuesday.
Tuesday is Primary Election Day. The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. For information on where your local polling place is located simply click here and fill out: A search result will show the closest voting spot and it will even provide directions on how to get there. Poll workers may ask you for a valid photo ID but you are not required to present photo ID to vote in this election. For first time voters, both photo identification or non-photo identification if it displays the name and address of the voter are acceptable identification. Also, a person is considered a first-time voter in a new precinct even if the voter has voted in another voting precinct in previous elections. A Pennsylvania driver’s license or ID card issued by the …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Where you can vote, and who you can vote for in Lower Merion.
To see a sample ballot for the 2013 primary election on Tuesday, you need to know in which precinct you reside. Find Your Precinct To find your precinct, you can search by your street address at the state elections website. Enter your county, town and street information, and it will tell you in which precinct you live and where your polling place is. Find Your Sample Ballot Once you know your precinct, click the appropriate link to find your ballot on the Montgomery County website. 2013 Montgomery County Sample Ballot
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…
Voters should adjust plans for Tuesday's primary election.
Residents in Ardmore's Ward 4 Precinct 1 should no longer plan to vote in at First Baptist Church of Ardmore. For Tuesday's primary election, 4-1 voters should go to St. Mary's Episcopal Church at 36 Ardmore Ave., according to county election officials. If you're not sure which precinct is yours, find it through the state's website. All polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.