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 …
Friday, May 17, 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.m…
Not sure who to vote for in Tuesday's Primary Election? Take a look at the candidates you'll find on the ballot.
May 21 is Primary Election Day. Below are the candidates you'll see on your ballot. ROSE TREE MEDIA BOARD OF SCHOOL DIRECTOR—4 Year Term Republican and Democrat Ballot (Vote for not more than Four) Click each name above for more information on the candidates. _______________________________________________________________ EDGMONT TOWNSHIP Auditor (Vote for One) 6 Year Term Tax Collector (Vote for One) 4 Year Term Supervisor (Vote for One) 6 Year Term MEDIA BOROUGH Tax Collector (Vote for One) 4 Year Term Mayor—4 Year Term Democrat Ballot (Vote for One) Republican Ballot (Vote for One) Council (Vote for not more than Four) 4 Year Term MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP Auditor (Vote for not more than Two) 4 Year Term Council-At-Large (Vote for One) 4 …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
According to poll results, more voters support same-sex marriage in 2013.
A majority of state voters said they are in favor of allowing gay and lesbian couples to legally marry, according to one pole. The Frankin and Marshall College poll of Pennsylvania voters for May 2013 showed that 54 percent of voters polled were in favor of allowing legal same-sex marriages. The 54 percent in favor is up from 48 percent in the previous year. 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 information representes the questions asked in the survey and the results given by voters. 1) Would you favor or oppose a constitutional amendment that would allow…
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-…
Monday, May 6, 2013
Find your local polling place here.
Tuesday is Primary Election Day. For information on where your local polling place is located simply click here and fill out: A search result will show the closest voting spot and it will even provide directions on how to get there. The polls will be open for the casting of ballots from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on May 21 for Election Day. Should you be in line at 8 p.m. waiting to vote, the county assures that you will still be permitted to vote. But if you get in line once the polls have closed, voters will not be permitted to vote and will be strictly enforced. Poll workers may ask you for a valid photo ID but you are not required to present photo ID to vote in this election. For first time voters, both photo identification or non-photo …
Friday, April 19, 2013
It's not too late to register to vote in the Primary Election.
The last day to register to vote in the May 21 Primary Election is Monday, April 22. Delaware County citizens can register to vote at the Voter Registration Commission in the lobby of the Delaware County Government Center, adjacent to the Courthouse, in Media, according to the county. Regular office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during weekdays. To be eligible to vote, an American citizen must be 18-years-old by Election Day. Citizens who turn 18 no later than May 21, 2013, are eligible, if registered in time, to vote. An eligible voter who lives in Delaware County can learn if he or she is registered by contacting the Voter Registration Commission at 610-891-4659. The TDD line for the hearing-impaired is 610-891-4306.
Saturday, March 2, 2013
The Delaware County Republican Party announced it's endorsed candidates in the 2013 primary election for Delaware County Council, Delaware County Court of Common Pleas, Sheriff, Register of Wills and Controller.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The Seventh District Republican posts photo from the Presidential Inauguration.
Monday's Presidential Inauguration is the first since Congressman Patrick Meehan (R-PA7) was elected to Congress in 2010. Meehan not only had a seat on the West Front of the Capitol, he posted a photo from his vantage point on the platform on his official Facebook page. After the swearing-in ceremonies, Meehan's office issued the following statement: “Today is a historic day and I feel honored to be a witness to it. The inauguration of our President on the west front of the Capitol building is a special tradition, one that signifies the importance of our Constitution and our project in self-government. “I congratulate President Obama on his second term, wish him the best and hope he will lead this country to meet the great challenges …
Friday, January 4, 2013
Constituents waste no time weighing in on Congress.