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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.

Polls

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.

  • Afternoon Update: County Commissioners Say It's Going Smoothly
  • Car Crashes Into Perkiomen Township Polling Place

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)

Dean Votes in Abington

Mattiacci: "I'm Already Standing In The Middle"

We'll add additional links to any Election Day developments in these races to this section of this article.

Results

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:

  • Pennsylvania Election Results 2012

Montgomery County's Voter Services department typically updates its results two or three times per hour on Election Night:

Live Election Chat begins tonight at 8:00 p.m.

  • Click here and bookmark this page to join us on Election Night.

Voter identification

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.
Pumpkin November 06, 2012 at 01:34 PM
Who can be contacted about shenanigans at voting locations? I have an incident to report.
Katherine November 06, 2012 at 02:45 PM
MUST read: "Support for Kill List and NDAA make Obama and Romney Unfit for Office" http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/reawakening-liberty/2012/nov/2/support-kill-list-and-ndaa-make-obama-and-romney-u/
David Powell (Editor) November 06, 2012 at 02:55 PM
Pumpkin, your first call should be to the county Election Board at 610-278-3275. There are also a number of citizens groups monitoring the polls. One prominent one - I must stress that this is not an endorsement - is the Election Protection Coalition at 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683).
Susan November 06, 2012 at 06:07 PM
ALERT !!!!! ATTENTION !!!!!! AMERICAN VOTERS !!!!!!!!!! MUST read: "Support for Kill List and NDAA make Obama and Romney Unfit for Office" http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/reawakening-liberty/2012/nov/2/support-kill-list-and-ndaa-make-obama-and-romney-u/
Mr. Independent Voter November 06, 2012 at 06:12 PM
Identification Poll workers may ask you for a valid photo ID but you are not required to present photo ID to vote in this election. If you do not provide the requested ID, you will be given information on the requirements for voting in 2013. I read an article earlier stating that PA polling places are turning people away because of the voter ID law in violation of the judge's order. They are in contempt of court if they turn you away and there are links posted by phillyjazz on another blog in here to report these incidents. If you are affected follow those links because they are in violation of the judge's order by turning you away.
Tom Bartman November 06, 2012 at 08:30 PM
Reminder before hitting the polls: http://www.threatcore.com/election
vgmrmojo November 06, 2012 at 09:17 PM
Pumpkin, https://www.pavoterservices.state.pa.us/Pages/ReportElectionComplaints.aspx
Watts November 06, 2012 at 11:03 PM
PA voting machines switching Obama votes to Romney, somebody shot this video in the booth today... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdpGd74DrBM Watch you voting closely!
Bill November 06, 2012 at 11:10 PM
FREE SPEECH Patch Suppresses FREE SPEECH Notice how the monitor of the thread will only post on the main page "Reports of Voter Fraud" if it is something not liberal or they don't won't others to read, However, if it is pro-O or Dem they will post enough to understand the message of the post. So when you go to the "What people are saying" page it looks like everyone is pro O or Dem. FREE SPEECH Patch Suppresses FREE SPEECH
David Powell (Editor) November 06, 2012 at 11:37 PM
Bill, this is sheer bunk. But thank you for reading, and commenting.
Bill November 06, 2012 at 11:51 PM
Dave you are full of BS. Look at the "What people are saying" page. All the way down. It so obvious and after I mentioned it the page started including more description. Man you get caught and then lie about it.
David Powell (Editor) November 07, 2012 at 12:01 AM
I confess ... that I don't know precisely what you're talking about. The section of the page you refer to is merely a stream of all the comments being left on all articles. The only comments I've deleted today were left by people who signed up with obscene screen names in violation of our Terms of Use. I think anyone who spends any appreciable amount of time in our comments sections would laugh off the idea there's some kind of partisan censorship campaign going on. If anything, we are bombarded by requests to delete comments that others find disagreeable (but which don't violate the rules). That's the best answer I can give you. If you choose to believe I'm a liar, there's not much else I can do for you.
David Powell (Editor) November 07, 2012 at 12:08 AM
As if on cue, I just had to delete a series of comments that violated the Terms of Use.
Bill November 07, 2012 at 12:09 AM
Dave, nice try.
Bill November 07, 2012 at 12:26 AM
Dave, last try. Home page: The "UN" post was the only post that included the first sentence in my post. All others only look like your last post. which excludes your first sentence and post A Title of the tread. "What people are saying" page http://upperdublin.patch.com/people Before my complaint you would see all the post against O to post only A Title of the tread which excludes the first sentence posted. Thus all of those post would look like your last post. So, just glancing down the "What people are saying" page http://upperdublin.patch.com/people it would appear that the O's must be right in the conversation of the day since no one disputed what they are saying. Now Dave, it is quite possible that the web master set the controls on the thread and you might not be aware of it, If so, I apologize because it is not just your thread but it was happening on the others as well. Now
Murray Monastero November 07, 2012 at 04:18 AM
Lets keep the comments positive! 2 men in the race regardless what you think about each of them-Let the votes decide who are leader should be. Negative feelings such as some of the above is just wrong.

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