Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Election Day

It's now election day.  Please vote while the polls are open (7 a.m. to 8 p.m.).  There aren't many contested races but the voter turnout is taken as an indication of support for candidates going into the general election.  There are some primary races, for example the Mayor of Ambler (shout out for Jeanne Sorg whose path I have crossed in passed years).  There are a lot of local commissioner and school board races.

For some races, especially the judicial races, candidates can cross register so if you vote by party it's important to check party websites for endorsed candidates.  For Montgomery County, check mcdems.org for Democratic candidates, delcodems.com for Delaware County, and bucksdems.org for Bucks County (although, inexplicably they don't list any candidates for 2013).   In Montco the endorsed Democratic candidates for Court of Common Pleas are Gail Weilheimer and Steve Tolliver.

There is a contested primary for Democratic candidate for Superior Court.  Joe Waters is from the Philly area, Jack McVay is the Pittsburgh area candidate.

Phillyburbs has a great interactive election site.  I'm not sure the exact geographic area it covers but if you put in an address it will show all the races for that address, including local elections.  Check it out at:  http://c3.thevoterguide.org/v/phillyburbs13/build.do .  The Delaware County Daily Times also has a voters guide but it is not as snazzy:  http://www.delcotimes.com/articles/2013/05/20/news/doc519a0312c7938121855608.txt

Philadelphia voters have a number of races, include a primary for city controller (I favor Brett Mandel, though I question his judgement in posting photos to twitter) and judicial races.  Please consider Giovanni Campbell, Stephanie Sawyer and Inja Coates for court of common pleas.

Above, all, VOTE!!!!

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