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.




Polls open from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

Remember, vote Democrat up and down the ballot -President Hillary Rodham Clinton will need a Senate and House of Representatives who will work with her!

East Greenville – Open Link/Upper Perk Senior Center, 517 Jefferson Street

Pennsburg – Pennsburg Borough Hall, 76 West Sixth Street (by the Police Station)

Red Hill – Red Hill Borough Hall, 56 West Fourth Street (by Red Hill Park)

Green Lane – Green Lane Ambulance Assoc., 209 Walnut Street

Marlborough Township – Marlborough Township Building, 6040 Upper Ridge Road

Upper Hanover 1 – Upper Perkiomen Educ. Center, 2229 East Buck Road, Pennsburg

Upper Hanover 2 – St. Philip Neri Church, 1325 Klinerd Road, Pennsburg

Upper Hanover 3 – Palm Schwenkfelder Church, 883 Gravel Pike Road (Route 29), Palm

Upper Hanover Township voting districts – map

Still not sure? The Polling Place Search will help you locate the polling place for a given residential address. Begin by typing the county of residence. After the county has been selected, the city field will activate, allowing you to enter a city. Then enter the street name and the house number.

Sunday Campaign Events

Go outside and enjoy what looks to be another beautiful fall day. Take a walk, check out the leaves…

And maybe knock on a few doors reminding people when the polls open and where there polling place is – volunteers are still welcome for canvassing in our neighborhood and nearby.  Contact Ann Tiefenthaler ( or field organizer Patrick Eddis (215-359-5773 OR to volunteer, even if it’s only for an hour or two. We are only going to the homes of Democratic supporters! There are three shifts a day, 9 a.m. – noon, noon to 3 p.m., and 3 p.m. – 6p.m.

Chelsea Clinton and Vice President Biden are making the rounds in Pennsylvania today, Sunday, November 6, 2016.

Chelsea Clinton will be stopping by campaign offices kicking off canvassing efforts at the following locations;

  • Chelsea Clinton, 11:30 a.m. at 403 Avenue Of The States, Chester, Pennsylvania 19013
  • Chelsea Clinton, 12:30 p.m. at 2 Yale Ave, Morton, Pennsylvania 19070
  • Chelsea Clinton, 2 p.m. at 127 N Church St, West Chester, Pennsylvania 19380
  • Chelsea Clinton, 4 p.m. at 9 S Forrest Ave, Norristown, Pennsylvania 19401
  • Chelsea Clinton, 4:30 p.m. at 170 Yorktown Plz, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania 19027

Vice President Joe Biden starts his Sunday morning in Scranton, before heading to Harrisburg (Lincoln Administration Building, 1601 State St, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17103) before a 2:30 p.m. event (doors open at 12:30). RSVP suggested but not required.


Deadline Extended for Absentee Ballots in Montgomery County, PA

The deadline for absentee ballots to arrive at the Court House in Norristown for Montgomery County voters has been extended four days in Montgomery County for this year’s November 8th election. A Montgomery County judge has extended the deadline for absentee ballots until 8 p.m. on Tuesday after complaints from many who requested an absentee ballot either didn’t get one, or waited longer than usual.
“With thousands of ballots outstanding and complaints pouring in, a Montgomery County judge on Thursday granted a petition to extend by four days the deadline for returning absentee ballots.

“I guess we run the risk that 17,000 people could be disenfranchised unless there’s some extension,” Senior Judge Bernard Moore said after a hearing in Norristown.”

Clintons and Obamas in Philly Monday Night!

Hillary Clinton, President Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will all be on stage at a final campaign rally in Philadelphia on Monday night, the eve of the election.

Time and place to be determined – sign up for email alerts from this blog or at Hillary Clinton’s website for more details when they become available.

Kaine in Lehigh Valley, Wednesday afternoon

Doors open at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26th at Seegers Union, 2400 Chew St Allentown, Pennsylvania for the Tim Kaine Campaign Rally. The event is scheduled to start at 6 p.m.

Earlier in the afternoon, Vice Presidential candidate Tim Kaine will be in Newtown at Bucks County Community College (Newtown Campus, 275 Swamp Rd). Doors open at 12 p.m. for the scheduled 3 p.m. event. This event will be held at the Linksz Pavilion – 2nd Floor Atrium on campus.

Three Weeks left to Get Out the Vote!

Voter Registration has closed in Pennsylvania, and the primary focus of volunteer effort now is on Getting Out the Vote on Election Day – Tuesday, November 8, 2016 – for Hillary Clinton, and all the democratic candidates on the ballot.

Volunteers are phone banking at the Lansdale campaign office (14 E. Sixth Street, Lansdale PA 19446) every day and most evenings; contact Patrick Eddis for more information (215-359-5773).

This Wednesday, October 19, 2016, is the third and final Presidential Debate! We’ll be celebrating with balloons and bingo at our final UPDC Debate Watch Party for 2016, along with the usual refreshments (though there may be a few surprises…). We’ll also be phone banking from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.; primarily calling up local democrats and reminding them to get out to vote on election day. Then we’ll fill our glasses, each choose a debate bingo card (there are prizes!), and settle in for the start of the debate at 9 p.m., followed by our own analysis, live Daily Show and live Late Night with Colbert debate coverage. Come when you can, stay as long as you like. All democrats and Hillary Clinton supporters are welcome – 124 Washington Street, East Greenville, PA.

Finally, now is the time to commit to volunteering at some point over the next three weekends here in the Upper Perkiomen Valley. Staging area for phone banking and local door to door canvassing (again, of Democrats and Hillary supporters), will be in Pennsburg on Saturdays and Sundays, Oct 22-23, 29-30, and Nov 5-6, 2016. There are three shifts a day, 9 a.m. – noon, noon to 3 p.m., and 3 p.m. – 6p.m. Contact Ann Tiefenthaler ( for more information; her house is that staging ground for two of those weekends, which means that is where you will go to pick up the canvassing packets, and phone banking information.

PA Victory Campaign organizer Patrick Eddis will be holding a volunteer organizing meeting on Wednesday, October 26th at 7 p.m. at the Upper Perkiomen Library, 350 Main Street, Red Hill. Learn about, and volunteer for, the final GOTV push and election day volunteer opportunities.


Voter Registration Status, Absentee Ballots

If you haven’t voted in the last few years, check your voter registration status online to make sure that you haven’t been removed from the voter rolls and will be able to vote on November 8th, 2016.

If you are no longer registered to vote, you can now submit your voter registration online in Pennsylvania. Tuesday, October 11th is the last day to register to vote in the November 2016 election in Pennsylvania. If you are mailing in your registration, it must be postmarked no later than Oct. 11, 2016.

Registration requirements for PA: You must be 18 years of age by the day of the election, and a resident of the county for 30 days before the election.

Absentee Ballot Information 
If you will be away from your municipality of residence because of occupation, business or duties or you will be unable to go to the polls because of illness or disability, you may vote by absentee ballot. Here are some other reasons you might need an absentee ballot:
 must observe a religious holiday
; are away from home at a school, college, or university;
 are prevented from voting by the hours and nature of your employment
; will be away from home on election day; physically unable to get to the polls due to illness or physical disability; are a county employee with duties on election day relating to the conduction of the election.

Applications for absentee ballots are available from your county Bureau of Elections. Public Libraries, and The Open Line County Information Desk, also have applications for absentee ballots. Pick up application any time OR Download absentee ballot request from PA Department of State Completed absentee ballots must be received by the Court House by the Friday before the election in order to be counted on election day.

Additional Voter Information

2016 Candidate Information

Hillary Clinton in Haverford and Harrisburg on Tuesday, Oct 4th

Hillary Clinton, along with her daughter Chelsea and actress Elizabeth Banks, will be at Haverford Community Recreation Center, 9000 Parkview Drive, Haverford, PA at noon on Tuesday, October 4, 2016. Doors open for this free, public event, at 10 a.m.

Later in the afternoon, Hillary Clinton will be holding a public rally beginning at 3:45 p.m. in Harrisburg, Pa – Zembo Shrine, 2801 N. Third Street. Doors open at 1:45 p.m. RSVP here for this free event.