Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Lehigh Valley Election Turnout

When I voted at 11 AM in Nazareth's second ward, I was the 100th voter. Elections workers tell me turnout was heavier than expected for a municipal primary. How's the turnout in other Lehigh Valley precincts?

Update at 2:40 pm: In a Morning Call article entitled "Lehigh Valley voter turnout slow so far", Lehigh County's registrar of voters tells us turnout is "busier than I anticipated." Northampton County's voter registrar claims 15% of eligible voters had already voted by 1 PM. Party leaders had predicted a 15-17% turnout, but it appears that the current pace may exceed those expectations. We'll see.

28 comments:

addicted said...

I hope Fleck wins, It will be nice to laugh at Easton instead of Allentown for 4 years!

Chris Casey said...

The joke is on you, Hershman will win, and be controller!

Anonymous said...

average in easton

Anonymous said...

average voter turn-out in bethlehem

Anonymous said...

high in upper mount bethel.

Gort said...

I was voter number 290 out of approx 1000 up here in my corner of Luzerne County.

Anonymous said...

easton:
up in the west wards and the hill. down in the south side.

LVDem said...

I was in the 60's when I went to my precinct. That compares to about 250 votes cast in 2004.

Chris Casey said...

I was voter # 270 in Upper mac 4, there are 600 supervoters in #4, and they are predicting 350.

Anonymous said...

you online? what the hell's your email?

Anonymous said...

Bernie's definitely MIA. Buddy Christ must've decided to keep him locked up in the can a bit longer.

Anonymous said...

Nice to see Conrad Blowhard going down in Nazareth. He can have closed meetings with himself now.

Anonymous said...

Fleck loses

Bernie O'Hare said...

Hello everybody! I'm back! I was at the polling center in Easton, where I was watching the inner workings of an election return. Very interesting! But contrary to popular opinion, it's not the place to be if you want to know what's going on.

My email addy, for the person who was asking, is BOHare5848@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Good job Bethlehem voters! A bunch of incumbents who've already proven their inadequacy, and an inexperienced kid who soon will!

LehighValleyHousewife said...

BERNIE!

The fumes from the bathroom must have gone straight to your head. You might want to recheck the email addy you posted.

Bernie O'Hare said...

LVH!

Sorry! That's the email addy I give to my creditors. My correct email addy is BOHare5948@aol.com. Mea culpa.

Anonymous said...

Anon 11:42, who were you supporting? I guess you should have worked harder for your candidate. Donchez is fine councilman. Mowrer is a very experienced public servant. Reynolds is a young refreshing change for council. If Reynolds learned anything from Steve Samuelson, Bethlehem is fine.

Anonymous said...

Here is the real question will Upper Macungie Vote for a Democrat???

Bernie O'Hare said...

Anon 12:19, It might vote for Chris Casey, who happens to be a Dem. Just like Dems like me will vote for Charlie Dent or Ron Angle, who happen to be Republicans.

Anonymous said...

your not a suburban or rural voter party loyalty seems to trump common sense out here.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Anon 12:34!

Rarely have I been so insulted ... at least today. I have no common sense.

Anonymous said...

the last time i check Nazareth was a boro

Bernie O'Hare said...

Anon 12:46, You're absolutely right. Nazareth is a borough. But please don't ever accuse me of having common sense. I can take all sorts of things, but not that.

Anonymous said...

there is honestly little risk of that
ever happening again

Bernie O'Hare said...

Thank you!

LehighValleyHousewife said...

Funny, that's the email I give to my creditors, too. I hope you don't mind.

Bernie O'Hare said...

No problem!