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VOTING  -  ELECTIONS



Start in 2022 FOR A change IN leadership
RIGHT NOW IS THE TIME TO BE PREPARING FOR THE 2023  ELECTIONS

   
The Timeline for the 2021 elections - Upcoming Elections (pa.gov) shows you that 2022 is the time to prepare for a run in 2024.  You can get an idea of how soon your petitioning might start and when the deadlines to have  petitions in might be,  But most of all what is important to understand  is that NOW is the time to get to know the people of your community .  Most candidates don't start that until petition signing  begins -- and they are EXHAUSTED  from trying to hold down their jobs and to meet as many people as possible.

   It doesn't have to be like that . Those of you who KNOW a better job can be done of running this Township can step forward now , and begin to find others in their Ward that are concerned about the same things.  Stepping up now means that  people will get to know you - and will already find you an advocate in their causes.  By the time the election rolls around you will have them connected by email and you will be able to reach out with a single click to get help in your campaign .  

     So to find people who will step forward in your Ward, now - help them understand these timelines and what it takes to overcome a "party backed candidate"   ..... or to convince the party that THIS is the candidate who is interested in the issues --- the one that should be backed.  This is the way to stop people just voting for a  name because it is red or blue or because it is the only option they have. Along hte way you will build a team that supports you and supports good government. 

In 2024 all the odd Wards are up for change -- and every single one needs someone new .

Again, these  2021 dates, which are the same all across PA will  give you an idea the 2023 timeline:

https://www.vote.pa.gov/About-Elections/Pages/Upcoming-Elections.aspx



2021 GENERAL  ELECTION  
NOV 2 2021

ELECTION RESULT LINKS

Remember Montco Results  are not the same as Statewide results – so someone can win in Montco but lose
Statewide   

Scroll down this page for statewide  https://electionreturns.pa.gov/#   lick on the county image  for County results only

 
Here’s my favorite view – and this includes the local races
https://webapp02.montcopa.org/election/2021UnofficialGeneralElectionSummaryReport.PDF

Here’s where all the views are  found
https://www.montcopa.org/2033/Election-Results-Website

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SEE EVERYTHING   ON MY BALLOT :

Montco Sample Ballots   http://webapp.montcopa.org/voterservices/sampleballots/


Voter Services Montgomery County, PA (montcopa.org) VOTE  411  https://www.vote411.org/    from the League of Women Voters.  If you click "Find What's on my Ballot" and enter your address, you can find information on the statewide appellate-court judicial races and on the four ballot questions, including arguments for and against each.

WHO'S RUNNING

Dems Bios  found here

https://www.abingtondemocrats.com/2021-election

 Wards up for election  ................   bio

Ward 2  Ken Brodsky  D................ https://www.abingtondemocrats.com/2021-election
Ward 4  Jimmy DiPlacido D ...........https://www.abingtondemocrats.com/2021-election
Ward 5 Julia Vaughn  D ...............
https://www.abingtondemocrats.com/2021-election 
    (was installed to replace Luker - election is for  for the remaining-2 years )
Ward 6  Mike Thompson  D  ....... https://www.abingtondemocrats.com/2021-election    
Ward 6  Joseph R Papa   R
Ward 8 Lori Henry D .................. https://www.abingtondemocrats.com/2021-election
Ward 10 Jessica Carswell D ..........https://www.abingtondemocrats.com/2021-election
Ward 12 Matt Vahey D  .............. https://www.abingtondemocrats.com/2021-election
Ward 12 Krystle Gerhardt  R
Ward 14 Lori Schreiber D ............https://www.abingtondemocrats.com/2021-election  

Tax Collector    Jay Blumenthal  D............... https://www.abingtondemocrats.com/2021-election    
Tax Collector    Virginia Malloy R ...............https://atrogop.org/virginia-malloy-candidate-for-tax-collector/
 

School Board Candidate ..... bio
Yaasiyn  Muhammad D...... https://www.educatorsforabington.com/
Angelique Frazier D............ https://www.educatorsforabington.com/
Brian Allen D...................... https://www.educatorsforabington.com/
Leah Fesi  D........................ https://www.educatorsforabington.com/
Paul E Morse, Jr.  R .......... https://atrogop.org/paul-morse-candidate-for-abington-school-director/
Robert J Wolf  R  .............  https://atrogop.org/rob-wolf-candidate-for-abington-school-director/ and http://robwolfforabington.com/
Jocelyn Jones Pickford R .. https://atrogop.org/jocelyn-pickford-candidate-for-abington-school-director/
Joan Stanvec, III  R .........  https://atrogop.org/john-stadvec-iii-candidate-for-abington-school-director/

Judge Maria McLaughlin D...  for PA Supreme Court
Judge Tamika Lane D……….  for PA Superior Court
Kevin Brobson R .................   for PA Supreme Court
Megan Sullivan R ..............     for PA Superior Court.

Judge Lori Dumas D ……….   for PA Commonwealth Court
Stacy Marie Wallace R ........   for PA Commonwealth Court
Drew Compton  R ...............   for PA Commonwealth Court

Judge David Spurgeon D……. for PA Commonwealth Court
Ms. Nicole Phillips D…….….. for Montgomery County PA Common Pleas Ct.

Richard Haaz   R  .................  for Montgomery County PA Common Pleas Ct.
Joanne Olszewski  D .............. for Jury Commissioner
Mary Broderick Woods R ...... for Jury Commissioner

Dave Conway   D  ..........    for Abington Township Constable
Ryan Ehnts  D   ..............   for Abington Township Constable 
Bob Kumer  R   ..............   for Abington Township Constable 

FOR NEARLY EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW, go to one of these robust voting links
VotesPa.com   https://www.votespa.com/Pages/default.aspx#   
PA Voter Guide  https://www.pa.gov/guides/voting-and-elections/ 
Vote 411  https://www.vote411.org/  from the League of Women Voters

Last day to register to vote is  10-18-21

MAIL-IN BALLOTS  MONTCO HAD A PROBLEM WITH MAIL IN BALLOTS  If   you got one that was printed on just one side , it is faulty - please get it replaced .  If your proper  2 sided mail in ballot was  requested and received - you might be better off taking them right to a drop -box location, unless you  choose  mail them very early. The mail has been ....well.... less reliable as of late.  So act sooner rather than later.... particularly if planning to use the mail.  Drop Box info (just below this )

Ballot Box locations open 24 hours until 8 pm on NOV 2
https://www.montcopa.org/3587/Secure-Ballot-Drop-Box-Locations

POLLING LOCATIONS
If If voting in person - please note that some polling locations have changed
Find yourself on the map located here and  your location will show up on the left
https://abingtonpa.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Minimalist/index.html?appid=79e8bc03f5ca475bb493cb63c14efb65

If that link doesn't work, go to this page
https://www.abingtonpa.gov/residents/voting-districts

or try the County/State site
https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/Pages/PollingPlaceInfo.aspx

 

 

5-18-21  PRIMARY RESULTS
Unofficial Results 
 This link registers just the Montco votes
Please note: statewide candidates may win in Montgomery County, but be defeated in the statewide count

https://webapp02.montcopa.org/election/2021UnofficialPrimaryElectionSummaryReport.PDF

 Here are the PA results
https://electionreturns.pa.gov/#


BALLOT QUESTIONS:   THE  MAY 18, 2021 PRIMARY ELECTION HAD  4 BALLOT QUESTIONS!
 Four questions will be decided by voters for approval or rejection. They will not appear again in November - they are decided in May.  ALL voters , including Independents, will be able to vote on these questions.

Ballot question #1: Allow PA’s legislature a new power to call for a disaster emergency declaration while limiting the power of the governor?

Ballot question #2: Permit a disaster emergency declaration to expire after 21 days unless an extension is granted by the PA legislature?

Ballot question #3: Include race and ethnicity as a protected class ?

Ballot question #4: Allow fire companies with paid staff access to state loans to benefit their organization?

 

For a non-partisan analysis of the questions  see The League of Women Voters site
https://my.lwv.org/pennsylvania/central-delaware-county/voter-toolkit/four-questions-may-18-primary-ballot


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HOW TO REQUEST A MAIL IN BALLOT  (TOO LATE FOR 2021 ELECTION )

https://montcopasupport.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

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2020 - Election Results (11-3-20 )  

 

 

 

2019  Election Results   (11-5-19)

Ward 1  Tom Hecker D 883  64.17              Christina Baker R 443  32.19%   registered 3257/1326 voted 
Ward 3  Drew Rothman D 1112  64.95%    Bob Kumar R 585 34.17%           registered 3072 / 1697 voted
Ward 5  Wayne Luker D 763  85.25%         Ron Holt R  122   13.63%            registered 2513 / 885 voted  
Ward 7  Stuart Winegrad  D 894  66.77%    Pete Morse 406 30.32%               registered 2703/ 1339 voted
Ward 9  Dave Corrigan  D  610   48.11%     Dennis Zappone  644  50.79%    registered 2575/1268 voted 
Ward 10 Jessica Carswell D 761   75.35%   no challenger -2 yr term to 2021  registered 2765/1010 voted
Ward 11 John Spiegelman  D/R  908  89.46%  no challenger 12 write ins       registered 2,584 /1,015 voted
Ward 13 Bill Bole  D   688  51.73%             Carol Gillespie   619   46.54%     registered 2,685 / 1,330 voted
Ward 15 Tom Bowman D 705   73.36%        no challenger 11 write in votes      registered 2,519 / 961 voted      


Find Your Sample Ballot by Polling Location Number

(Go to "Find Your Abington polling place" below for polling place numbers)  

or  https://webapp02.montcopa.org/voterservices/sampleballots/default.htm     
or  
https://ballotpedia.org/Sample_Ballot_Lookup
or   http://webapp.montcopa.org/voterservices/sampleballots/

 

Polling places in Abington 
      http://www.abingtonpa.gov/home/showdocument?id=2966   Place, Commissioners & Street numbers
or   http://webapp.montcopa.org/voterservices/voters/ListPolls1.asp?Municipality=ABINGTON
or  http://webapp02.montcopa.org/voterservices/sampleballots/


New Voting Machines Have a Paper Back Up - you can preview them here
view them in this video  https://www.montcopa.org/3235/New-Voting-System-Instructional-Videos

Can Candidates File To Run in the General Election Only,  If They Did Not Run in the Primary ?
For future information :  Yes they can - Aug 1st, 2019  was the 2019 deadline for their Nomination Papers to be submitted .  So even if you missed the Primary - if you are not affiliated with a party you can run . If you ARE affiliated- you would have had to withdraw 30 days before the Primary election - or you can run a write-in campaign.  You can review  the information on the County site - but  the actual documents you will need to file are not yet there - and  we are trying to encourage Montgomery County Voter Services  to post all the documents that you would need so that you can preview them in advance while you are deciding whether to run .  Find
some info here https://www.montcopa.org/762/Running-for-Office. Please help:  Ask the Director to post ALL the documents.

Congressional District 4 : newly drawn in 2018   Abington was a  newly drawn District in 2-18. District 4 includes nearly all of Montgomery County, with the exception of the Souderton, Hatfield and Lansdale areas.  Madeleine Dean  is our Congressperson in 2019 (Since 2018)

See Exact Streets in District 4
https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1ISC9QQvcWdFlOUMJoMeaSEWq-Yg&hl=en&ll=41.13315883477396%2C-77.607421875&z=7

Misc Info on  District 4  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennsylvania%27s_4th_congressional_district

Misc  District Maps here : https://www.montcopa.org/757/Montgomery-County-Districts-Maps

Pa House :   Abington is in the 153rd Legislative district  which includes Upper Dublin     
    https://www.montcopa.org/DocumentCenter/View/3872 
See a map http://www.pahouse.com/files/Documents/2015-04-14_10-47-49__2015_153LD_MAP_JPEG_3.pdf

Ben Sanchez is our PA House Rep since 2018.

Your Voting Rights
 Who can be inside the polls. How do I know if I am registered . Many useful links and good information
https://www.attorneygeneral.gov/resources/voting/

 
Find out who the candidates are 
-
who's running - bios, pics etc :
All  Montco Candidates 2019 Primary  https://www.montcopa.org/DocumentCenter/View/23662/2019-Primary-Official-Candidate-List?bidId=
Local Democratic Candidates
http://www.abingtondemocrats.com/campaigns.html
Local  Republican Commissioner Candidates
https://atrogop.org/candidates/
Also see Montgomery News  near the election  & search for Elections  http://www.montgomerynews.com/timeschronicle/
Also look for the League  of Women Voters' guide   http://montco.palwv.org/

Registration, Absentee Ballots & other local info at 
Montgomery County Voter Services  Absentee Ballots for April election must be received by April 17

Get Election Results for PA 
http://www.electionreturns.pa.gov/General/SummaryResults
  scroll down on the same page (don't click on the map)
Please note: statewide candidates may win in Montgomery County, but be defeated in the statewide count.
In PA  District 4, a sliver of Berks County is included - so you have to view both Montgomery and Berks to view a District 4 result.

Get Election Results for Montgomery County http://www.montcopa.org
Please note: statewide candidates may win in Montgomery County, but be defeated in the statewide count

Local Democratic Organization
ARDC : Abington - Rockledge Democratic Committee

Montgomery County Democratic Headquarters - 610-272-2000


Local Republican Organizations

ATRO- Abington Township Republican Organization  contact atrochair@verizon.net      
Montgomery County  Republican Organization
   610- 279-9300  info@montcogop.com               314 E Johnson Hwy Norristown  19401

 Montgomery County Polling Places  ( and other voter info )
 http://voterservices.montcopa.org/voterservices/cwp/view,a,1459,q,30710,voterservicesNav,%7C.asp

https://www.montcopa.org/2959/2018-Election-Information


Voter info /Election info, candidates, results, polling places, maps, etc   
Department of state Voting & Election Information find candidates, how to run for office,
               info on special elections, etc etc

League of Women Voters Contact info for Legislators , maps for polling places, etc
 

Cross Filing -candidates who cross - file can be on both  ballots, no matter their party affiliation
            So even though in the primary, you would expect only to vote  for members of your own party, 
            there will be Democrats on the Republican Ballot   and vise versa.  They will not have their party
            affiliation notated by their  name in the ballot box - so take care to learn who your candidates are
            before  going into the ballot  box.  ( a good idea anyway, of course)

How many Dems, Republicans or Greens are in each Ward in your Township?
         
Go to  the page that has "page 19" on it - but is page 81 if you're using the pop-up pageinator 
             on the bottom of the page http://www.montcopa.org/DocumentCenter/View/9042  Go down to precincts.

Election Issues and Poll Place Issues  
Election problems or issues or poll place problems or issues 
 

Find your District :  District map . You have to know the number of the District you're in ...
http://www.redistricting.state.pa.us/Maps/House.cfm


Find your Ward, County, State and Federal Officials  
and their contact information  

 Find your Legislator's (Incumbent's) Voting Record  
 Can't find it ? I'm shocked.   Please -------- begin to push for legislation that uses your tax dollars first and foremost to track the records of those that are spending it all.  If you don't, you'll vote back in those that are voting against your wishes . The candidates only tell you about the votes they want you to know about ------- Please help get a clear link - that can be posted  right here on this page with your candidates entire record in a straightforward manner ( not somewhere where each individual has to seach and search to see the full pcture. ) The very best we have found thus far is  - https://www.govtrack.us/

 Many sites do PART of the job but we need to do better :
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GovTrack - https://www.govtrack.us/  
---VotesPa.com: http://www.votespa.com/ 
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Congress.org  subscribe at www.Congress.org   provides a MegaVote service - 
        see how your House Rep and Senators have voted on important issues. 
        Let them know when you've been redistricted, they can't automatically change your profile to the new, correct district)  
---Special interest groups publish info near lection time -like  :
                PDA, NOW, NARAL, Human Rights Watch, Common Cause, PennPirg, The League of Conservation Voters,
                the Sierra Club, the NRA, etc -
                Check groups like the League of Women Voters who may also provide voting history.
  ---Look up Federal House and Senate voting records :
               The Library of Congress at Thomas.gov
               GovTrack.us -  has a database of all Congressional rollcall votes - both House and Senate.
               Washington Post   
 ----  The Senate publishes all its rollcall votes here
----- Thomas  provides roll call votes back into history  find them here http://thomas.loc.gov/home/thomas.php

 Find your Current Legislators
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/findyourlegislator/index.cfm?CFID=96142150&CFTOKEN=31748848

More Candidate & Election Info
How to Run for State Office -https://www.dos.pa.gov/VotingElections/CandidatesCommittees/RunningforOffice/Pages/default.aspx
How to run for local office - ( have not found links for either County or Township offices- see www.Montcopa.org )
Candidate Bios  http://www.votesmart.org  
Candidate Voting records - ( these really should be available , shouldn't they?  Anyone have a link?) 
Candidate and Election Finances
 
      www.OpenSecrets.org   Center for Responsive Politics (Open Secrets) candidate finances
      www.fec.gov  to find where campaign $ comes from
     www.dirtyenergymoney.com how much  fossil fuel industries money was collected
     www.marcellusmoney.org how much  natural gas industry $ to co' involved in
               fracking /pollution etc
 
     http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/fundrace/ Nationwide Campaign Contributions
     www.campaignfinance.org Campaign Finance Information Center
     www.followthemoney.org  Institute on Money in State Politics
     www.campaignfinance.org/states Campaign Finance Information Center - State Campaigns
     www.corporations.org/solutions/electoralreform.html  full corporate  info  search site
 FACT CHECK  : http://www.factcheck.org  -A Project of The Annenberg Public Policy Center
       - are statements factual?

See Re-districting Maps for the 13th Congressional district
http://www.redistricting.state.pa.us/Maps/Congressional.cfm 

Redistricting for the Pa House - Map
http://www.redistricting.state.pa.us/Maps/House.cfm

Redistricting for the Pa Senate
http://www.redistricting.state.pa.us/Maps/Senate.cfm

 

ELECTION REFORM NEEDED
Click here to see reforms that are needed - posting polling rules, monitoring behavior, publishing rules for candidates to run, gerrymandering, voting on Tuesday rather than on the weekend  when most people are off from work , etc

ELECTION MATTERS: 
or..... Elections Matter

         But if we believe that, then do we believe that we need to KNOW where our candidates come from,  know what the issues are  and that we are able to follow how they are voting, how they were funded  and know that our voting machines /methods are actually taking an accurate count.and can't be hacked.  Believe it or not --all of those things are still problems without solutions in sight .

       Candidates are generally hand -picked by the very few at the top of the parties -most citizens don't have a clue who the party reps are  - and some areas don't even have Committee people. By the time you realize there is an election on the horizon, the time to qualify someone for the ballot is long gone.

       Candidates generally run on one or two issues -  and residents often don't even know the real issues , as many important decisions that affect their lives are enacted without their knowledge .  Voters need to begin to pressure their legislators to bring the news about what's on the table back to them .

      We need to  get the money out of politics so ideas prevail rather than dollars and special interests. Some states have options for candidates to run with public rather than private dollars and there  are several movements underway to amend the constitution to limit the large special interest monies .

          What can we do ? 
      First let's begin to demand  that politicians get our vote only when they have told us their position on ALL issue that concern us . We need to have our civic and other groups  help make lists of issues that the election would be based on - not   one or two "showcase " items .

         Second demand to see HOW your politicians are doing?  Require that they fund, first, above all else,  a full disclosure of their voting record. The ones listed above do not fully inform what the bill is or what amendment your legislator proposed. They are a start - but need your prodding to do the job right .  My Commissioner, Steve Kline  refused to give his voting record ---- and he can get away with that  - as long as his constituents keep voting him in anyway.  It really is up to us to make change. And the voting process is the only means we  have to do that - so we'd best  learn how to use it.
     
          Third, it matters a great deal whether our politicians are making our government more or less accessible to us. Do something specific to  be sure your legislators answer questions ( they're not required to, if you can believe it ) and that they post important things like buget links,  That they  offer to forward links or documents that take just a moment to do, rather than to enforce right to know laws that cost them ( and you ) and the requester more time and effort . At times they even make things MORE difficult than they are naturally.   Do we get a regular financial report in a succint form ?  Do residents know their debt position ?  Are they posting on line whatever can be posted to make information sharing easy and cost effective?  Are our website and TV organized and being used in our interests?  It matters.  The more of those policies you put in place, the more eyeballs or watchdogs you have- and the more watchdogs, the more efficient the use of your money is likely to be. 

          In this township information has been withheld --people should know they will be voted out if they do that.

           Fourth, whenever you are in doubt over whom to elect, vote in the new person.  Some of the greatest problems have come from long time politicians who have gotten the whole process under their "control" .  Too many career politicians make for bad government. They become adept at "managing the answers" rather than producing results.    In our township they are about to roll out the re-zoning that is needed to" fix the "blight " -- but they would like us to forget that a good number of those  doing the "fixing" were the ones who created the problems in the first place.  Having seen the results of these policies - voting in someone new is an excellent choice .   

       Holding your politicians accountable requires  DOING something to learn about the issues and talk with your neighbors --- not voting for people, or personalities, or one issue promises - but getting the big picture.  Then change ultimately will happen at the polls.  But we have to learn how to use the tools our  democracy (ahem: republic) gave us .

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RESULTS

Please do not rely on this page for any definitive information
Please verify all info with
Montgomery County Voter Services
http://www.montcopa.org/index.aspx?NID=2033

 2019 General  Election Results   Nov 5, 2019

https://webapp02.montcopa.org/election/2019GeneralElectionSummaryReport.pdf

Any statewide race results  have to be gotten from the state site.    The Montco site above will not show statewide figures.
In other words :   
statewide candidates may win in Montgomery County, but be defeated in the statewide count 
 
http://www.electionreturns.pa.gov/General/SummaryResults  (scroll down )

Ward 1  Tom Hecker D 883  64.17              Christina Baker R 443  32.19%   registered 3257/1326 voted 
Ward 3  Drew Rothman D 1112  64.95%    Bob Kumar R 585 34.17%           registered 3072 / 1697 voted
Ward 5  Wayne Luker D 763  85.25%         Ron Holt R  122   13.63%            registered 2513 / 885 voted  
Ward 7  Stuart Winegrad  D 894  66.77%    Pete Morse 406 30.32%               registered 2703/ 1339 voted
Ward 9  Dave Corrigan  D  610   48.11%     Dennis Zappone  644  50.79%    registered 2575/1268 voted 
Ward 10 Jessica Carswell D 761   75.35%   no challenger -2 yr term to 2021  registered 2765/1010 voted
Ward 11 John Spiegelman  D/R  908  89.46%  no challenger 12 write ins       registered 2,584 /1,015 voted
Ward 13 Bill Bole  D   688  51.73%             Carol Gillespie   619   46.54%     registered 2,685 / 1,330 voted
Ward 15 Tom Bowman D 705   73.36%      no challenger 11 write in votes      registered 2,519 / 961 voted    


2019 VOTER AFFILIATION BY PARTY
 
https://www.montcopa.org/DocumentCenter/View/24338/2019-Primary-Voter-Registration-Statistics-Book

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2016 General Election  - Nov 8, 2016

See Montco - the old traditional way of seeing all the races in Montco –
These are Montco Results only  For Pa races and National races this only tells you Montco results
 Ie : in Montgomery County MgGinty beat Toomey – In Bucks County  Toomey won ---- Toomey won the overall race

http://webapp.montcopa.org/election/2016%20General%20Election%20Result.htm

See Town Ward (and event Precinct, if you wish) - make your selection for the Town near the top on the left
These are Montco Results only  For Pa races and National races this only tells you Montco results
Ie : in Montgomery County MgGinty beat Toomey – In Bucks County  Toomey won ---- Toomey won the overall race
https://electionresults.montcopa.org/#/list?town=28&cview=sw

See PA results  & County by County Interactive Map
Torsella / DePasquale/Shapiro / Toomey   all won  
( Trump won in Pa – these are the PA results only - percentages nationally are different )
PA Ballot Question  50.88 Yes to  49.12 No  (Judges who currently can serve to age 70 will now be able to serve to age 75 )

See National results
http://www.politico.com/2016-election/results/map/president
Clinton  218 Electoral Votes   Trump 276 Electoral Votes     may not be final - check back
Clinton 59,794,934 Popular Votes        Trump 59,588,437 Popular Votes     may not be final - check back

See Senate results
http://www.politico.com/2016-election/results/map/senate
51 R   to    45 D     may not be final - check back

 See House results
http://www.politico.com/2016-election/results/map/house
238R to 193 D  may not be final - check back

Key Governor Races
http://www.politico.com/2016-election/results/map/governor


2015 ELECTION  held Nov 3, 2015
Results    http://www.montcopa.org/index.aspx?NID=2033
Choose your Township here https://electionresults.montcopa.org/#/
Abington Township https://electionresults.montcopa.org/#/list?town=28&cview=

SCHOOL RESULTS

Dem - Tracy Panella            12,422       19.42%
Dem - Susan Arnhold           12,474       19.50%
D
em - Michele R. Tinsman    8,773   13.72%
Dem - Andrea Trainer          11,727 18.33%  *Had resigned / was ineligible - VOTERS WERE NOT TOLD - so the Board apponted her seat --not the voters
Dem - Daniel Sean Kaye     12,430 19.43%
Rep - Joseph J. Rooney          6,110   9.55%
Write-In                                     28     0.04%
Total                                      63,964  100.00%

* Andrea Lawful -Trainer was not an Abington Resident - Her landlord got notice... but the voters did not. She remained, improperly, on the ballot  - I was told that School Board President ( who was also Solicitor at the County ) Ray McGarry was the person who did not arrange to have notices go out to all the polls that Lawful-Trainer was ineligible - so voters wasted their votes . The next highest # of votes would have seated Joe Rooney. Instead the Boared appointed McGarry's colleague at the County Solicitor's office, Josh Stein, to the seat. Even that was frought with concerns, because he allow Board members to vote in absentia  - otherwise Stein might not have received enough votes.
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TOWNSHIP RESULTS

Ward 1     D- Steven N. Kline             843    R-  Gary W. McDowell      408      --- 1,251 total votes
Ward 3     D - Drew Rothman             773     R - Larry Jones                   772      --- 1,545 total votes      
Ward 5     D - Wayne C. Luker           676     Write-In          1                                  ---    677 total votes
Ward 7     D - Ben Sanchez                 833    R - Robert B. Sklaroff         278      ----1,112 total votes
Ward 9     D - Mike Jones                   539    R- Dennis C. Zappone         652      ----1,191 total votes
Ward 11   D - John L. Spiegelman      866    Write-In          4                                 ----    870 total votes
Ward 13   D - Steven DelCarlino       387     R- Carol E. Gillespie          662       -----1,049 total votes
Ward 15   D- Thomas Bowman          706     Write-In          2                               -----   708 total votes

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2015  WARD BY WARD PART AFFILIATION   --DEMOCRATS VS REPUBLICANS VS OTHERS  
 From the Montgomery County public voter records  as of  5-20-15 If you have a more recent link please send.
This link is non-functionl currently - http://webapp.montcopa.org/voterservices/voters/summary/pollinglocationsummary.asp 

Ward 1     1485 Democrats    1274 Republicans      385 others            total  equals3144
Ward 2     1566 Democrats      912 Republicans      331 others            total  equals 2809
Ward 3     1536 Democrats      1091 Republicans     358  others          total equals 2809
Ward 4     1457 Democrats      861 Republicans       329 others           total equals2647
Ward 5     1831 Democrats     350 applicants           267 others            total equals 2448
Ward 6     1367 Democrats      749 Republicans       388 others            total  equals2504
Ward 7     1393 Democrats      865 Republicans       214 others           total equals 2472
Ward 8     1397 Democrats       714 Republicans       311 others           total  equals2422
Ward 9     1223 Democrats       873 Republicans        366 others           total equals 2462
Ward 10   1329 Democrats      962 Republicans        403 others           total  equals2694

Ward 11   1204 Democrats      892 Republicans        349 others           total equals 2445
Ward 12   1284 Democrats      928 Republicans        409 others            total equals 2621
Ward 13   1226 Democrats      988 Republicans        337 others            totally was 2551
Ward 14   1394 Democrats      712 Republicans        359 others            total equals 2065
Ward 15   1309 Democrats       801 Republicans       352 others            total equals 2462

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 2014  Election Nov 5, 2014
Election results are here http://webapp.montcopa.org/election/2013%20General%20Election%20Result.htm

Ward 2 – Michael Markman (D)
Ward 3 –  Jones (R) ( originally it was a tie . A recount put the vote in Jones' favor
Ward 4 –  DiPlacido (D)    Originally there a was a tie. It was still tied after a recount.
                 Both candidates picked a numbered tile from a jar.
Ward 6 – Stephen J. Kalinoski (R)
W
ard 7 – Ben Sanchez (D)  
Ward 8 – Peggy Myers (R)
Ward 10 – Tom Hecker  (D)
Ward 12 – Thomas J. Farren, Sr. (R)
Ward 14 – Lori A. Schreiber (D)

May 21, 2013 Primary Election
Election results here http://webapp.montcopa.org/election/2013%20Primary%20Election%20Result.htm
In Abington :
This does not show a winner over a loser. Both sides won their races
-This is just to show  the # of voters that turned out for them

Ward #                Republican                      Democrat

2                           Wachter 57                     Markman 113
4                           Vasserman 99                 Di Placido  193
6                           Kalinoski  87                 Torres  141
7                           Willis  96                       Sanchez 257   
8                           Myers 94                        Holt
157
10                         Maerz 114                      Hecker  171
12                         Farren 104                      Smith  149
14                         Howarth 74                    Schreiber 169
Tax Collector       Blumenthal 1,243           Conner 2,152


Please check the link yourself for any changes, errors
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2012 ELECTION  November 2012
Presidential Election - Winners in Red

  Democrat     Republican    
President Barack Obama 230,493 56.49% Mitt Romney 173,176 42.44%
US Senator Bob Casey, Jr. 233,592 58.29% Tom Smith 163,502 40.80%
Atty General Kathleen G Kane 229,530 57.72% David J. Freed 163,865 41.21%
Auditor General Eugene A. DePasquale 207,421 53.01% John Mahler 177,925 45.48%
State Treasurer Robert M. McCord 218,871 55.98% Diana Irey Vaughn 166,485 42.58%
US Representative Allyson Y. Schwartz 113,869 65.69% Joseph James Rooney 59,476 34.31%
State Representative Madeline Dean 21,113 64.28% Nicholas W. Mattiacci 11,411 34.74%

April 2012  Special Election  State Rep District 153  Candidate
Madeleine Dean won over Nick  Mattiacchi She  will fill out the term for the rest of the year and then be the incumbent  for Nov
http://www.montgomerynews.com/articles/2012/03/10/glenside_news_globe_times_chronicle/news/doc4f56af76a6d15702159262.txt?viewmode=fullstory.

Nov 2011election  - Commissioner Candidate Winners  in red 

                 R                                                               D

Ward 1 -  Jim Reeves      442        31%          Steve Kline  960     68%
Ward 3 -  Rich Gaglianese   802    59%        John Swanson  538   40%
Ward 5 -  Wayne Luker     796     100%         Wayne Luker is a Democrat who cross filed  100
Ward 7 -  Matt Willis      431        35%          Madeleine Dean  790  64%
Ward 9 -   Dennis Zappone   572  56%          Dan McLaughlan   447 43%
Ward 11-  Diane Misko    407      36%          John Spiegelman   707 63%
Ward 13 - Carol Gillespie   659   57%           Ralph Giguere  497 42%
Ward 15 - Matt Brigidi     419      46%           Tom Bowman  481   53%

 

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