Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Millner and Perry tie for at-large seat; official results – including write-in votes – will be released on Friday.
Running for At-Large Council Seat (Top two make it to ballot) Running for Ward 1 Council Seat (Top makes the ballot) Running for Ward 3 Council Seat (Top makes the ballot) (All candidates ran under both parties - top four make the ballot for each party) Democrat: Republican:
Monday, May 20, 2013
Primary Election Day is Tuesday - here is your go-to-guide on what to expect.
Democrats and Republicans from Norristown will head to the polls Tuesday between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m., to select the candidates that will appear on the ballots in November. Here's the list of names which will appear on tomorrow's ballot, and some Election Day resources. Running for At-Large Council Seat Running for Ward 1 Council Seat Running for Ward 3 Council Seat To see who is running in your precinct, click here for a sample ballot from your polling place. To check your voter registration status and polling place, click here to visit the Montgomery County Board of Election. Subscribe to our free daily newsletter | Follow us on Facebook | Follow us @NorristownPatch See also:
Two Republicans and two Democrats will be on the ballots of both political parties Tuesday.
Four Montgomery County residents are hoping to fill two open seats in the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas in January, but the first step is making it past the Primary Election, in which all of the candidates are cross-filed. Republican candidates Sharon Giamporcaro and Maureen Coggins will be on the Republican and Democrat ballots, as will Democrats Steven Tolliver and Gail Weilheimer. Here is a look at the four candidates: Maureen Coggins of Upper Hanover Township Maureen Coggins is a Montgomery County attorney with over 20 years of courtroom experience, including eight years as a prosecutor with the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, including serving as chief of the Major Crimes and Special Prosecutions unit. As the…
Sunday, May 19, 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…
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 …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
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-…
Thursday, May 2, 2013
County Republicans say the interim Voter Services director's involvement with a Democratic political committee is evidence of 'cronyism.' Castor: 'Everyone associated with this process has acted honorably.'
The Montgomery County Board of Commissioners on Thursday continued to face questions regarding the recent dismissal of Joseph Passarella, the former long-time head of the county's Voter Services department, as the county's Republican committee pointed to his interim replacement's erstwhile role in a Democratic political committee as evidence of "Philadelphia-style political cronyism." Passarella was dismissed April 17 after almost two decades in the post. Commissioner Bruce Castor led off Thursday's meeting of the Board of Commissioners with a statement directly addressing the "public controversy," saying that he believed "everyone associated with this process has acted honorably and in the belief that they were doing what they thought …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Local candidates for Norristown Municipal Council and Norristown Area School Board met with residents and voters at Theater Horizon Monday night.
Watch a recorded livestream of Monday night's Meet the Candidates Forum here on Norristown Patch (courtesy of Iron Age Theatre Company). The forum this Monday night at Theatre Horizon gave voters and residents an opportunity to meet and hear from those running in the primary election for Norristown Municipal Council and Norristown Area School Board. The primaries for the Nov. 5 election are being held on May 21 and there are quite a few seats up for grabs. Candidates invited to the forum included: Running for At-Large Council Seat Running for Ward 1 Council Seat Running for Ward 3 Council Seat Running for Norristown Area School Board
Residents will have a chance to meet the candidates for Norristown Municipal Council and Norristown Area School Board Monday night at Theatre Horizon.
Join voters and Norristown residents Monday night at Theatre Horizon for a "Meet the Candidates" forum. Voters will have an opportunity to meet and hear from those running in the primary election for Norristown Municipal Council and Norristown Area School Board. The forum is being held at 6:30 p.m. at Theatre Horizon, 401 DeKalb St. in Norristown. The primaries for the Nov. 5 election are being held on May 21 and there are quite a few seats up for grabs. Candidates invited to the forum include: Running for At-Large Council Seat Running for Ward 1 Council Seat Running for Ward 3 Council Seat Running for Norristown Area School Board May 14 – Last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot. May 17 – Last day for County Board of Elections to …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Come out to Theatre Horizon this Monday and meet the candidates for several local Norristown seats in this election.
The primaries for the Nov. 5 election are being held on May 21 and there are quite a few seats up for grabs, both on council and on the school board. Norristown resident Mary Ellen DiGregorio has organized a "Meet the Candidates" forum to give voters a chance to meet and hear from those running in the primary. The forum is being held at 6:30 p.m. this Monday at Theatre Horizon, 401 DeKalb St. in Norristown. Candidates invited to the forum include: Running for At-Large Council Seat Running for Ward 1 Council Seat Running for Ward 3 Council Seat Running for Norristown Area School Board May 14 – Last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot. May 17 – Last day for County Board of …