It's Election Day and Norristown Patch has put together a voting guide for Norristown residents. We've got sample ballots you can download, a guide to which candidates are running for what seats and the locations of all your local polling places.
Norristown residents have the following options of candidates to choose from (click on the candidate's name to go to their campaign website):
For President & Vice President
- Republicans Mitt Romney & Paul Ryan
- Democrats Barack Obama & Joe Biden
- Green Party Jill Stein & Cheri Honkala
- Libertarian Gary Johnson & James P. Gray
For U.S Senator
Representative in Congress – District 13
Senator in the General Assembly – District 17
Norristown Voting Districts 1-1, 1-4, 2-1, 2-2, 2-3
Representative in the General Assembly – District 150
Norristown Voting Districts 1-2, 1-3, 3-1, 3-2, 3-3, 4-1, 4-2, 4-3
Representative in the General Assembly – District 70
- Republican Jim Phillips
- Democrat Matthew Bradford
Voters also have the option to write in the name of a candidate of their choice. You can download a copy of the sample ballot for each voting district in Norristown in our PDF section.
The Ballot Measure
Norristown residents will also be voting on a ballot measure today to decide whether or not to amend the home rule charter. The questions reads:
"Shall the Home Rule Charter of the Municipality of Norristown be amended to provide that council shall establish bidding requirements for public contracts by ordinance in the administrative code in order to remain consistent with state bidding requirements?"
Essentially Norristown is changing the current minimum bidding amount required to advertise for when it's seeking bids for purchases and contracts from $10,000 to $18,500 to keep in line with current state requirements. Learn more about the issue here.
The Polling Places
Not sure what voting district you live in? Check our map in the PDF section and find your district.
Polls will be open in Pennsylvania from 7 a.m to 8 p.m. Poll workers may ask you for a valid photo ID, but you are not required to present photo ID to vote in this election.
Here are the polling places for each district:
District 1-1: Montgomery County Warehouse, 1006 W. Washington St. @ Buttonwood Street.
District 1-2: Stewart Middle School, 1315 W. Marshall St. @ Selma Street.
District 1-3: Stewart Middle School, 1315 W. Marshall St. @ Selma Street.
District 2-1: Grace Lutheran Church, 506 Haws Ave.
District 2-2: Montgomery County SAAC, 536 George St. @ Airy Street.
District 2-3: St. Patrick’s Church Hall, 714 DeKalb St. @ Chestnut Street.
District 3-1: Eisenhower Middle School, 1601 Markley St. @ Coolidge Boulevard.
District 3-2: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library, 1001 Powell St. @ Swede Street.
District 3-3: Eisenhower Middle School, 1601 Markley St. @ Coolidge Boulevard.
District 4-1: Laborers Union Local 135, 740 Sandy St. (Behind Tremont Cemetery.)
District 4-2: Montgomery County Human Services Center, 1430 DeKalb St. @ East Fornance Street.
District 4-3: Hancock Elementary School, Arch and Summit streets.
Still need more help finding your polling place? Text your full address to 877877 and you'll get a text back telling you where your polling place is located. SMS text charges apply.
Most importantly, get out and vote today. It's your right and your privilege.