Friday, November 9, 2012
The 146th District representative said the absentee ballots are still being counted.
Rep. Thomas Quigley (R-146) told Patch today that there are still quite a few absentee votes to be counted before the outcome of his race against Mark Painter is determined. "Its my understanding that they're still counting," Quigley said. Unofficial results indicated Painter had pulled off an upset victory over Quigley in Tuesday's election by just over 200 votes. However, due to the delayed deadline to turn in absentee ballots, some votes were not turned in to the county until Monday, November 5. "We'll know for sure [who won] probably next week," Quigley said.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Rep. Thomas Quigley isn't conceding his contest against Mark Painter just yet.
While unofficial results from Montgomery County are showing that Mark Painter upset incumbent Rep. Thomas Quigley in yesterday's election, The Pottstown Mercury reports that Quigley isn't ready to give up. According to the Mercury, there are possibly a thousand absentee votes left to be counted. Quigley said that the deadline extension caused by last week's hurricane resulted in many absentee votes being held by the county. Those votes will be counted beginning on Friday. Mark Painter's campaign manager was "cautious but confident," according to the article. "We feel pretty good. If you look at the absentee ballots that have been counted already, it’s pretty even," North told the Mercury. "If you look at the ballots that were counted, …
President Obama defeats Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice presidential running mate, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." The Obama campaign won the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from Obama attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy. The race tightened during the final months of the campaign, with gaffes and surges from …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Rep. Thomas Quigley's campaign announced surprise defeat.
The Pottstown Mercury is reporting that Mark Painter has defeated incumbent Rep. Thomas Quigley in the 146th District, which includes Limerick, Lower Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Royersford, Upper Pottsgrove, West Pottsgrove, and a portion of New Hanover. Quigley's campaign announced the unofficial results just a little while ago. Painter, the former tax collector for Limerick Township, was running against Quigley for the second time. Quigley has been the 146th District representative since 2004. Painter's victory is credited to huge voter turnout and to the Democratic vote in Pottstown. Painter told The Mercury that he "always thought it was possible. I went in it to win it. I don’t go through all this work and this struggle and toil just to …
Say high turnout, no glitches reported.
Democratic Montgomery County Commissioners Josh Shapiro, Leslie Richards, and their Republican colleague Bruce Castor said Tuesday afternoon that Election Day in the county is proceeding smoothly. The commissioners were visiting a polling location at the Whitpain Township building, where they said that they had not received any reports of voting machines not working properly or other irregularities. Castor said all indications were that voters at county polling places were "well behaved, [with] no partisanship, just waiting their turn." Richards, who is also the chair of the county Election Board, said turnout was already over 30 percent "before lunch." Turnout is expected to exceed 60 percent. "Everyone I've spoken to is happy to see the …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for voting Tuesday, Nov. 6 in Pennsylvania.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Election Day is finally upon us and polls will be open in Pennsylvania from 7 a.m to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 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. More information, including local polling places, is available on these websites: Also check out our Patch elections guide here.
President Bill Clinton held a rally in Blue Bell, less than 24 hours before the polls open to vote for President of the United States.
Monday, November 5, 2012
With less than 24 hours until the polls open in Pennsylvania, former President Bill Clinton stopped at Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell to rally Democratic voters. Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro, Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, as well as Congressional candidates George Badey and Kathy Boockvar preceded Clinton at the rostrum. Read the full story here.
Your go-to-guide for the 2012 Election in the Spring-Ford area - check back regularly for updates.
Updated 12:30pm: Links to State-level race results: Updated 1:38am: We have local race results for the State House and Senate. All results are unofficial until certified by election authorities. After months of campaigning, debates, and appearances, Election Day 2012 is here. In this article, Patch will be providing all the information a voter needs, from polling locations to regular updates from the field on Tuesday. Voter registration records show that currently the Democratic party has an edge in number of registered voters in Montgomery County. Read that story here. Resources for Election Day Check your registration, voting location, and ballot: Montgomery County Attorneys Available For Election Day Issues The Montgomery County …
Do you need to know where to vote? Here's a list of local polling places.
"Where do I go to vote?" is a common question in all elections. You voting place is determined by your address, with each township or borough divided further into districts. We've attached PDF versions of the district maps to this article so you can see the boundaries of each district. Montgomery County also has a tool on their Voter Services page that will tell you your polling place. You can also text your full address (including yout street, city and ZIP code) to 877877 and it will send you a text message with your polling place and its address. Here's a list of local polling places and their addresses (and links to the Patch directory listing for directions, if possible).
Saturday, November 3, 2012
There will also be a Green Party entry for President and Vice President.
Pennsylvania voters will see four pairs of names on their ballots when making their choice for the next President and Vice President of the United States on Nov. 6. Along with the Democratic Party's nomination of Barack Obama and Joe Biden as President and Vice President, respectively, and the Republican Party's nomination of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, the Libertarian Party has nominated Gary Johnson and James P. Gray as its president and vice president. The Green Party has nominated Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala. Click on the names above to learn more about each ticket. Four other Libertarians will appear on Pennsylvania ballots on Nov. 6 in statewide races: Will you vote for any non-Republican or non-Democratic candidates? Tell us why in …