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The 2012 General Election Aftermath

What to do with yard signs and how to reach your county party leaders.

The 2012 General Election is over and the dust has cleared; now, what about those yard signs? And who do you call if you didn't like what you saw at the polls from your political party?

Campaign Sign Recycling

Montgomery County launched its campaign sign recycling program yesterday, and is accepting all leftover campaign signs at various locations throughout the county though Nov. 21.

Last year, Montgomery County collected nearly 8 tons of metal and plastic signs in its campaign sign recycling program, which is run in conjunction with ReCommunity Recycling, Sullivan's Scrap Metals, Cougle's Recycling and the Montgomery County Republican and Democrat Committees.

All campaign signs can be dropped off at the following locations during normal business hours:

    •    Abington Township Highway Yard, 2201 Florey Ln., Abington
    •    Borough of Collegeville, 491 E. Main St. Collegeville
    •    Douglass Township Recycling Center, 108 Municipal Dr., Gilbertsville
    •    Lower Merion Transfer Station, 1300 N. Woodbine Ave. Penn Valley
    •    Lower Salford Township, 379 Main St., Harleysville,
    •    Montgomery Township Administration Building, 1001 Stump Rd., Montgomeryville
    •    Pennsburg Borough Garage, 76 W. 6th St., Pennsburg
    •    Upper Dublin Township Building, 801 Loch Alsh Ave., Fort Washington
    •    Whitemarsh Township Administration Building, 616 W. Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hill
    •    Montgomery County Democratic Committee Headquarters, 21 E. Airy St., Norristown
    •    Montgomery County Republican Committee Headquarters, 314 E. Johnson Highway, Suite 200, Norristown

For more information on the county's campaign sign recycling program, visit the program's website or call Montgomery County Recycling Manager Chris Kaasmann at 610-278-3618.

Election Day Feedback

Each voting district in Montgomery County has two elected Republican and Democrat committee members who work as a liaison of sorts between their constituents (Republican or Democrat voters in their districts) and the county political parties.

Committee members have a variety of duties, including registering new voters, endorsing, canvassing, and manning the polls (Republicans give out green sheets to voters, Democrats give out yellow sheets).

One Patch reader angrily commented on Facebook that his poll had no representation of his party. If you had a similar situation, feel free to reach out to your county political parties to find out if there are committee vacancies in your area:

Montgomery County Democratic Committee - Marcel Groen, Chairman 610-272-2000.
Montgomery County Republican Committee - Bob Kerns, Chairman 610-279-9300.

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