County Commissioners Report Smooth Elections
Say high turnout, no glitches reported.
Democratic Montgomery County Commissioners Josh Shapiro, Leslie Richards, and their Republican colleague Bruce Castor said Tuesday afternoon that Election Day in the county is proceeding smoothly.
The commissioners were visiting a polling location at the Whitpain Township building, where they said that they had not received any reports of voting machines not working properly or other irregularities.
Castor said all indications were that voters at county polling places were "well behaved, [with] no partisanship, just waiting their turn."
Richards, who is also the chair of the county Election Board, said turnout was already over 30 percent "before lunch." Turnout is expected to exceed 60 percent.
"Everyone I've spoken to is happy to see the lines," Richards said.
"I'm feeling very confident about how efficiently this election has been run," Castor said. Castor, who lives in the Lederach section of Lower Salford Township, said more than 1,100 voters had cast ballots at his polling place by 10:15 a.m.
"There's high turnout and a lot of enthusiasm," Shapiro said. "It's now in [voters'] hands."