Patch Election Central
Your guide to today's elections across the county, and to our coverage.
The campaigning is just about over. The debates are done. Within a few hours, those television and radio political ads we all love so much will be a thing of the past. Election Day has arrived. Here's what you need to know.
All Montgomery County polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Tuesday. If you are in line to vote at closing time, you will be allowed to vote.
County officials said the post-storm power outages that affected some polling places last week are no longer an issue. The last of the county's polling places affected by power outages, Upper Moreland Middle School, had its power restored shortly after noon on Monday, county spokesperson Frank Custer said. The county's Department of Public Safety has crews with portable generators on standby should they be needed to provide power at a polling place.
Click here to find your polling place. You may also send a text message with your mailing address to 877877 to receive a reply with your local polling place. Text message charges from your cellular service provider may apply.
You have to vote at the polling place to which you’ve been assigned, which is nearly always determined by the address you provided when you registered. If you did not register to vote by October 9, you can not vote today.
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Some significant local races
- Jim Gerlach vs. Manan Trivedi (PA 6th Congressional District)
- Allyson Schwartz vs. Joe Rooney (PA 13th Congressional District)
- Pat Meehan vs. George Badey (PA 7th Congressional District)
- Daylin Leach vs. Charles Gehret (State Senate, PA 17)
- Andy Dinniman vs. Chris Amentas (State Senate, PA 19)
- Madeleine Dean vs. Nick Mattiacci (State House, PA 153)
- Mike Vereb vs. Kelly Devine (State House, PA 150)
- Marcy Toepel vs. Betty White (State House, PA 147)
- Tom Quigley vs. Mark Painter (State House, PA 146)
- Matt Bradford vs. Jim Phillips (State House, PA 70)
We'll add additional links to any Election Day developments in these races to this section of this article.
Patch will update statewide results for President, U.S. Senator, Pennsylvania Attorney General, Pennsylvania Auditor General, and Pennsylvania Treasurer as results come in on Tuesday evening. Follow the statewide numbers here:
Montgomery County's Voter Services department typically updates its results two or three times per hour on Election Night:
- Montgomery County General Election Results [from Montgomery County Voter Services]
Live Election Chat begins tonight at 8:00 p.m.
Unless this is your first time voting at your polling place, voter identification is not required in Tuesday's election. Poll workers may ask you for identification, but you are not required to produce it. This may change before next year's elections.
If this is your first time voting at your polling place, you must produce one of the following forms of identification:
- PA driver’s license or other ID card issued by PennDOT
- ID issued by a PA or U.S. agency
- U.S. passport
- Military ID
- Student ID
- Employee ID.
Accepted forms of non-photo ID must list your name and address. They include:
- Voter registration card
- ID issued by a PA or U.S. agency
- Gun permit
- Recent utility bill
- Recent bank statement
- Recent paycheck
- Recent government check.