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Polling stations in North Penn report slow but steady voter turnout

LANSDALE – Sunny skies and perhaps a few hot races on Tuesday drew a steady stream of voters to the polls.

On Tuesday, polling station officials reported a steady turnout at local polling stations as they found time to meet and greet voters who had come to cast their ballots.

At Penndale High School in Lansdale, council member Rachel Bolens and her son Rowan handed out samples of Democratic ballots in the country’s primary election, and committee member Jean Fritz did the same for the Republican side. Voters largely declined to comment, but said they had no problems or problems with voting, and between voter visits, both members of the party committee exchanged stories about previous elections and local council topics. At approximately 2 p.m., both said they saw a steady flow of voters totaling about 110 voters at polling station 1-2 and about 75 at polling station 1-3, and were visited by State Senator Maria Colette, D-12, and a member the family of her Republican contender Rob Davis is leaving her campaign literature.

Local committee members Jean Fritz, who is sitting, and Rachel Bolens, at the center, are talking to a voter heading to Penndale High School on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. (Dan Sokil – MediaNews Group)
On Tuesday, May 17, 2022, near Walton Farm Primary School stand the candidates ’campaign signs and one against the controversial sale of Towamencin sewers.  (Dan Sokil - MediaNews Group)
On Tuesday, May 17, 2022, near Walton Farm Primary School stand the election signs of the candidates and one against the controversial sale of the Towamencin sewer. (Dan Sokil – MediaNews Group)
On Tuesday, May 17, 2022, voters walk past campaign signs near Walton Farm Elementary School (Dan Sokil - MediaNews Group)
On Tuesday, May 17, 2022, voters walk past campaign signs near Walton Farm Elementary School. (Dan Sokil – MediaNews Group)

Near Allentown Road at Walton Farm Primary School in Tavamenchina, the scene was similar, as pollsters did not have accurate figures, but reported a steady flow of voters throughout the day. At the main entrance to the school signs with campaign signs of candidates jumped in the wind, as well as a sign against the village controversial sale of sewer system.

Polling stations were due to close at 8pm on Tuesday, and any voters at this time were still standing in line will be allowed to vote; Ballot papers by mail must also be placed in official ballot boxes before 8 pm election day. For constant lighting visits www.TheReporterOnline.com or follow @Lansreporter on Twitter.

https://www.thereporteronline.com/2022/05/17/primary-election-north-penn-polling-places-report-slow-but-steady-voter-turnout/

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