Last Minute Election Day FAQs

Don’t let anything stop you from voting tomorrow!

Polls are open from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m., Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

If you need a ride to the polls, please email us and we’ll find you a ride.

If you’d like to look at the ballot for your town before going to the polls, here’s the link to the Montgomery County Voter Services sample ballots for 2018

If you aren’t sure where your polling place is, check here.

If you are a first time voter or are voting at a polling place for the first time, you will need one form of identification. Some acceptable IDs include: a drivers license, student ID, employee ID, utility bill with your name and address on it, a bank statement, paycheck stub, PennDOT ID, or passport.

If you have voted at your polling place in the past, you do NOT need to show identification.

If you have any other questions, let us know, and we’ll do our best to find the answer in a timely fashion.

Check your voter registration!

Check your voter registration online, to be sure that you haven’t been taken off the rolls for any reason or by error!

If you know someone who will be 18 on, or before, Tuesday, November 6, 2018, let them know that they are eligible to vote on November 6th! They must register to vote by Tuesday, October 9th (if registering by mail, the voter registration form must arrive at the courthouse by October 9, 2018). In Pennsylvania, you may now fill out your voter registration form online.

Absentee ballots should be requested now! In order for the absentee ballot to be counted, it should be filled out and returned as soon as possible – completed ballots must be received the Friday BEFORE election day.

How can I vote by absentee ballot?

Download an absentee ballot application form at . Print, complete, sign, and deliver or mail the application to your county election office. The address and telephone number for your county election office may be found at .

Voter Registration/Absentee Ballots

Weather permitting, the Upper Perkiomen Democratic Club will once more be hosting a voter registration and absentee ballot request information table at tomorrow’s East Greenville Community Day (Saturday, September 8th, 2018 – Main Street, East Greenville, PA). We will have forms for voter registration and for requesting absentee ballots.

September 17th is the first day to apply for an absentee ballot in Pennsylvania (and while applications are available online, the form must be printed and mailed to the County Courthouse address found on the online form). While officially an absentee ballot request form may be mailed out as late as the week before the election, since the completed ballot must arrive at the Court House by the Friday before the election (November 6, 2018), to insure that one’s vote is counted one should mail one’s ballot at least a week before the election (and earlier is better).

Voter registration closes on October 9, 2018 (because October 8th is a holiday) – that means the form must arrive at the county seat by that date. One can register to vote online!

Check your voter registration online, to be sure that you haven’t been taken off the rolls for any reason or by error!

Election day is Tuesday, November 6, 2018; polls are open from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

2018 PA Democratic Candidates

U.S. Senate – Bob Casey

U.S. House of Representatives, 4th District (which now includes all of Upper Perkiomen Valley) – Madeleine Dean

Governor – Tom Wolf

Lt. Governor – John Fetterman

State Senate, 24th District – Linda Fields

State Representative, 131st District – Andy Lee

State Representative, 147th District (Green Lane and Marlborough Township) – Josh Camson

PA Primary 2018 – Tuesday, May 15th

Polls open tomorrow, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. for the Pennsylvania Primary Election. In order to vote in the primary, one must be registered with a political party; Pennsylvania hold closed primaries which means that only registered democrats can vote in the democratic primary. Any registered voter can vote for any candidate of any party in the November election.

On the ballot in 2018 are many state races, along with U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives race.

Senator Casey (D) is unopposed in the Democratic primary, as is Governor Wolf (D).

Below are the rest of the candidates who are running for office in tomorrow’s Pennsylvania Primary and will appear on ballots in the Upper Perkiomen Valley.

4th U. S. Congressional District (all of Upper Perkiomen Valley is now within this newly drawn district)

  •  Madeleine Dean (currently serving in the PA State Legislature) (attended voter forum in Upper Perk)
  • Shira Goodman (attended voter forum in Upper Perk)
  • Joe Hoeffel (attended voter forum in Upper Perk)


PA State Legislative seat  – 131 District (Upper Hanover, East Greenville, Pennsburg, Red Hill)

  • Andy Lee
  • Running a Write In Campaign – Joanne Jackson


PA State Legislative seat – 147th District (Green Lane and Marlborough Township)


PA State Senate District 24


PA Lt Governor Race


Sample Ballots can also be viewed online.

New Voting Machines for Montgomery County

Montgomery County will be purchasing new voting machines this year. All voting machines will have a paper backup, and will meet state and federal security requirements. The new machines will retain a paper record of all votes cast.

Read all the Montgomery County New Machine FAQs

You can view all the voting machines (photos and descriptions) under consideration, and submit your comments on the Montgomery County Voting Machine Feedback Form until Friday, March 16, 2018 at 12 noon.

2017 Upper Perkiomen School Board Election Results

The (unofficial) count from all but one voting district (Marlborough, where they were still casting votes as of 8:50 p.m.) is in.

If these numbers hold, the following individuals won seats on the Upper Perkiomen School Board:
Melanie Cunningham
Stephen Cunningham
James Glackin
Kerry Drake
Virginia and New Jersey had good nights. Upper Perkiomen, not so much.

Vote on Tuesday, Nov 7th!

Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.
Voter turnout is critical this year (as it is every year) with important statewide and local judicial positions on the ballot, as well as local races for school board and town councils and mayors. The outcome of tomorrow’s race may well determine whether a new middle school is built in the Upper Perkiomen Valley, and who runs local police forces, among other key issues.

This is one of the few times when we’ll suggest you NOT vote straight Democrat; many candidates have cross-filed in these local races, so be sure to take a look at the sample ballot handed out at the polls by the Democratic Party, and know where you stand on the issues and the candidates.

Upper Perkiomen School Board Candidates FOR the new Middle School

  • Warren
  • Pike
  • Maginnis
  • write in John Gehman

Judicial Primary Candidate Info

MayPrimaryBallotThe Montgomery County Democratic Party and the Area 2 Upper Perkiomen Democratic Committee have endorsed and are recommending the following candidate on the May 2017 PA Primary Ballot:

Judge of the Superior Court – Geoff Moulton and Maria McGlaughlin

Judge of the Commonwealth Court – Ellen Ceisler and Todd Eagen

Judge of Common Pleas – Wendy Rothstein and Jeff Salz


Upper Perk School Board Election!

Quite often the school board election is decided in the primary, not in November – especially since school board candidates tend to crossfile (run on both the Democratic and the Republican ticket). The Pennsylvania Primary Election this year is on Tuesday, May 16, 2017; polls are open from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. Whether or not a new middle school should, and will, be built in the Upper Perkiomen Valley school district is the main issue in this year’s school board election.

Here is the list of candidates for Upper Perkiomen School District that will appear on the Democratic Primary ballot (listed in the order they will appear on the ballot) and their stated position on building a new middle school :

(voters may vote for 4 candidates for the 4 open seats)

  • Will Pike – FOR
  • Melanie Cunningham – AGAINST
  • Stephen Cunningham – AGAINST
  • Jessica Giuricich – FOR
  • John L Gehman – UNDECIDED (has gone back and forth on the issue)
  • Judy Maginnis – FOR
  • Kerry Drake – AGAINST
  • Jon Warren – FOR
  • Jame Glackin – AGAINST


In the previous blog post, Thank You, I wrote that the majority of voters wanted something else. While that may be true for down ticket races, it turns out that overall, Hillary Clinton was (is) the popular choice, having received more votes than Donald Trump; as votes (primarily absentee and provisional ballots) continue to be counted, her lead continues to grow. She is currently up by 700,000 nationally, and that number continues to grow. It will not, however, change the electoral vote count.

In Pennsylvania, the current count has her losing the state by 68,000 votes (out of slightly over five and a half million votes cast in PA). Just FYI, in Montgomery County alone, some 17,000 absentee ballots may never have been received by those who requested them.