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Friday, April 07, 2017

Lehigh Tp Polling Place Moved ... to Moore Tp

As a result of numerous complaints about the Grange Hall in Pennsville, NorCo elections officials chose a new location - a church that they thought was still inside the district. It's actually in Moore Tp, 3/4 of a mile from the Lehigh and Moore Township border. Lehigh Township Supervisor Cindy Miller complained about this switcheroo at last night's NorCo Council meeting. She said she was very disappointed and that it was obvious that election officials failed to do their homework. Miller insisted that, had elections officials contacted the township, they would have found a spot inside the township, including the municipal building. She said she fet they were doing things for tehir own convenience instead of that of the voters.

Former Elections Commission Chair Ken Kraft sharply disagreed with Miller. "The election board does not do things for their convenience," he said.

Under the elections code, a polling place can be located outside the election district. But this will suppress the vote in this largely conservative district.


Anonymous said...

Maybe there's room to fit another district in at Bethany Wesleyan. There are already two districts using their large facility. Heck, just have the whole township vote there and be done with it.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Believe me, you don't want to do that.

Anonymous said...

kraft shows his butt once again

Anonymous said...

Kraft is an authoritarian in election protocol or reasoning. He doesn't challenge his fellow cohorts on council and rarely votes against them if it is not union related.

Ken Kraft's Machiavellian Alter Ego said...

Let's move all the polling places out of their teabagger Trumpian neighborhoods. If it suppresses their votes, it works for me. The last election was embarrassing in NorCo. If city turnout can't be improved, other steps must be taken to level the playing field.