All About the 2019 Primary Sample Ballot
Montgomery County recently announced the implementation of new voting machines which will be used for the Primary Election on May 21st. These new voting machines use paper ballots which are are hand marked and then machine scanned. This allows for fast tallying of results while providing a paper trail that can be used in a manual recount to ensure the validity of the election results. Voters can view instructional videos about the new system here: https://www.montcopa.org/3235/New-Voting-System-Instructional-Videos
Because there is a new voting machine system in place, the sample ballots do not look like they have in the past. There are no longer button numbers to refer to. Combined with the practice of cross filing for offices like School Board Director, this makes it difficult for us to easily indicate to voters who the endorsed Democratic candidates are.
To address this potential confusion we have prepared the graphic below. It is based on a sample ballot provided by Montgomery County Voter Services and shows what you will see when you enter the voting booth on May 21st. We have augmented this sample ballot by highlighting in blue the endorsed Democratic candidates. You will NOT see the blue highlighting on May 21st: we are showing it here to help you understand which candidates have been endorsed. To vote for an endorsed candidate you will be instructed to fill in the round dot next to the name of the candidate. We have shown in this sample which dots to fill in to properly place your votes for the endorsed Democratic ticket.
We're Going Door to Door This Weekend: Will You Join Us?
The gathering place this and every Saturday is Peggy Leiby's barn at 524 Cedar Hill Road. We will provide current Walk Sheets, Clipboards, and Palm Cards, and any training required if you have not done this sort of thing before. We will meet at 10am to pick up materials, which may be returned at any time during the weekend to the provided drop-box.
Nothing is as effective as door to door outreach. As little as an hour can make a big difference in a Primary vote total.
Will you help us make a difference by telling Primary voters about our candidates on Saturday?
Will YOU Display a Lawn Sign?
Lawn signs are an easy way to signify support for Democratic candidates and help us raise awareness of who they are. By displaying a sign you also remind people of the upcoming election. Turnout matters for us as we tend to elect more candidates when turnout is higher.
Please help us raise awareness of Democratic candidates by placing signs for Democratic candidates on your property today.
Request a sign by clicking below and filling out the request form.
Your signs will be delivered to your home: you won't have to do a thing.
Can You Volunteer on Election Day May 21st?
Looking at the sample ballot above, you can see it will be very easy for voters to mark ballots for Republican candidates who have cross-filed onto the Democratic ballot. They will have no indication they are doing so, and for an uninformed voter, the ballot will be very confusing.
To address this concern, at every Polling place, during Election day, we ask people to serve as 'Greeters'. What does a greeter do? Just what it sounds like: Greet voters, answer any questions they may have, and ensure they know who the endorsed Democratic candidates are who they should vote for.
There are 14 polling places in Horsham, and they are open from 7am -8PM. Covering that many places for that long is difficult. Typically we divide the day up into shifts and ask people to volunteer for one or more time slots, during times of day that work with their individual schedules.
Peggy Leiby is finalizing the schedule for election day and volunteers are still needed! Please call Peggy today at 215 643-4397 and volunteer for this important role.
Elections are Costly and Even a Small Contribution Can Make a Big Difference
Please make a donation today to support our candidates and our efforts to elect them.
Meet the Candidates
These are the local candidates running in the election this year:
Hatboro-Horsham School Board:
Horsham Dems 2019 Meeting Schedule
Horsham Democratic Committee meets on the third Tuesday of each month. Our agenda includes presentations by candidates for public office, updates by elected officials, and practical information for committee members and guests. Our 2019 meeting schedule is as follows:
May 21st (also Primary Election day, so this may turn into an after-party, stay tuned!)
November 19th - This will be a post-election Celebration and Volunteer Appreciation event
All of our regular meetings are hosted at the Yuong Sang Presbyterian Church on Witmer Road in Horsham, beginning at 7PM. You can find our complete event listing on Facebook here.