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:
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The values and the vision for this country are reasons why President Obama is running for second term.
More than 1,500 people were fired up on Thursday to see First Lady Michelle Obama at the Upper Dublin High School gymnasium. Dan Siegel, the Montgomery County regional field director for Obama's re-election campaign, told the audience that in 2009, his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. He said they were lucky to have full health insurance to cover to costs of her medical expenses. However, he added that the Affordable Care Act, passed by President Obama, means his mother's illness will never be considered a pre-existing condition and cannot be grounds for denial of health coverage. Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro said he and his wife spent time at the White House and were surprised by how much the President and First …
Monday, April 23, 2012
Tuesday is Primary Day and Patch has a handy guide you can look over before hitting the polls.
Tomorrow, April 24, is Primary Election Day in Pennsylvania. There are many candidates to consider in this election – not just for president, but also for U.S. senator, state attorney general, state auditor general and state treasurer. Please make the time to cast your vote. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Click here to locate your local polling place. In Pennsylvania, primary elections are held on a closed basis – this means you must be registered as a Republican to cast a vote for the Republican candidate, or as a Democrat to vote for the Democratic candidate. For example, you could not vote in the Republican primary if you are registered as an Independent. Click here to learn about the importance of Primary Elections. In order to …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
The Norristown resident is on the ballot in the Democratic primary.
Norristown resident Kelly Devine has announced her campaign for state Representative in the 150th District. The Democrat will be challenging current state Rep. Mike Vereb (R) for his seat in the November election. According to a release issued by her campaign, Devine is planning to bring change to Harrisburg as the Democratic candidate in the 150th District of the Pennsylvania State Legislature. “There are tens of thousands of square feet of empty commercial space in the district. Where is the recovery?," she stated in the release. "We have miles of roads and bridges crumbling under our feet – not just in the district, but all over the state. Where is the investment in our economy?” According to Devine, the Republican leadership in …
Friday, November 4, 2011
The at-large council seat being vacated by Bill Procyson will be filled by one of two new-comers vying for the spot.
Republican Troy Beane and Democrat Dwayne Royster are both hoping to replace outgoing councilman Bill Procyson on Norristown's Municipal Council in next week's election. According to The Times Herald, Royster, 42, is the pastor of the Living Water United Church of Christ in Philadelphia but has lived in Norristown for six years now. He grew up in Mt. Airy and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1987. "I’m concerned about violence in Norristown,” Royster told The Herald. “I want to be an agent for hope and healing and the eradication of violence." Beane, 32, is a management consultant for utility and energy companies at Greencastle Associates Consulting and has lived in Norristown for four years. He's also served as a Captain in the …
Monday, August 8, 2011
The Democratic candidates for Montgomery County Commissioner, Josh Shapiro and Leslie Richards, stopped by Norristown Saturday to enjoy a backyard barbecue and talk with voters.
The Democratic tandem of Josh Shapiro and Leslie Richards paused from an otherwise busy Saturday to grab a bite to eat at Norristown Councilwoman Mimi DeSouza's afternoon barbecue. Prior to arriving at the barbecue, the county commissioner hopefulls spent their morning attending the Ambler Dog Days Parade. Afterward, they stopped in Norristown to grab a bite to eat alongside other prominent Democrats, before leaving to attend a fish fry and a bike night. Norristown Patch was invited to attend the barbecue, and we grabbed some great pictures of the group chowing down and mixing it up. Enjoy our photo gallery, and stay tuned to Norristown Patch for all your election coverage.
Saturday, July 30, 2011
The debt ceiling debate brings out more than 50 protesters to Congressman Meehan's Springfield office on Friday.
American flags, political signs and honking cars dominated the Springfield office of U.S. Congressman Patrick Meehan’s (R-7th Dist.), as three separate groups — from three separate political parties — scheduled parallel protests on the same day, Friday, July 29. The original protest was coordinated by John Fennell, a Democrat from Bridgeport, along with help from the Americans United For Change organization. Fennell stated that he's unhappy with Meehan's lack of action and wants to see his representative cross party lines to get a deal done. "The longer they push back the vote on the debt ceiling, the more we have a chance of ruining our credit as a county," said Fennell. "We've got Republicans here, we've got Tea Party members here, we've…
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Here are five things to know about Norristown and life today.
1. The Montgomery County Young Democrats are having a meeting/happy hour at Houlihan’s, 601 W Germantown Pike in Plymouth Meeting, tonight at 5:30 p.m. All registered Democrats ages 18 to 35 who live in Montgomery County are welcome to head over, have a drink and talk some politics. 2. Speaking of Democrats, Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s “New Deal” program was introduced today in 1933 to counteract the effects of the Great Depression. 3. Today is Bloomsday, observed all over the world to celebrate the life of author James Joyce and his novel Ulysses. The novel is set on this day in Dublin in 1904. According to literary historians, Joyce chose the date because his first outing with his wife-to-be, Nora Barnacle, happened on that day. The day…
Monday, May 16, 2011
Primaries are tomorrow, Tuesday, May 17. Here’s what you need to know before you step into the voting booth.
It’s election time again, and Norristown Patch is here with a primer about how to survive it. There’s a lot to know, and we thought it would be a good idea to give everyone a little refresher course on the basics. We'll also have a rundown on who’s in the race, what they’re running for, and why you should care. But let’s start slow. A primary election is one in which members of the political parties (in this case the Democrats and the Republicans) vote on which candidates they want to see on the ballot for the general election Nov. 8. Pennsylvania has closed primaries, which means only registered Republicans or Democrats can vote for their own party’s candidates. “You have to be registered for a specific party to take part in the primary…
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Cross-filing in primaries cuts non-partisans out of the process.
I woke up on Tuesday morning to hear the following op-ed piece on local news station KYW by Larry Kane. To us in Philly, Larry Kane is kinda like Walter Cronkite or Daniel Schorr, only a lot younger and a heck of a lot more alive. PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – In one week, voters in Pennsylvania go to the polls to elect nominees for November. In some cases, candidates have twice the chance, because they’re cross-filing—running on both party’s ballots. Cross-filing really means you have a chance to win it all during a primary. That’s why many candidates for township commissioners, school board positions—both with great powers to raise taxes and control budgets—file as candidates under both party’s banners. Candidates for judge quite often do the …