Saturday, May 18, 2013
One poll suggests that, while Pennsylvania voters might support medical marijuana use, they aren't in favor of legal pot.
Pennsylvania voters aren't in favor of legalizing marijuana, according to one pole. The Frankin and Marshall College poll of Pennsylvania voters for May 2013 showed that 54 percent of voters polled opposed to legalizing marijuana in the state. A similar F&M Poll at the beginning of February found that 55 percent of respondants were against legalizing marijuana. While voters don't support its outright legalization, 82 percent of those polled favor the use of marijuana for medical reasons if prescribed by a doctor. The poll, which was conducted between April 30 and May 5, gathered responses from 526 registered voters, including 265 Democrats, 196 Republicans and 65 Independents. The full poll is available for review here. The following …
Friday, May 17, 2013
The U.S. Census Bureau says black turnout nationwide, by percentage, exceeded white turnout last year for the first time.
A recent U.S. Census Bureau report shows that blacks had the highest voter turnout among racial identifications in the 2012 general election. Nationwide, 66.2 percent of black citizens voted, exceeding for the first time the turnout of white voters, which was 64.1 percent. In 2008, 66.1 percent of whites voted, to 64.7 percent of blacks. Back in 1996, white turnout was 60.7 percent and black turnout was 53 percent. Black turnout also exceeded white turnout in Pennsylvania last year, 65.2 percent to 62.5 percent. Read a Huffington Post report on the census findings, and see below for statistics comparing other voting demographics: Voter turnout is expected to be far lower in Tuesday's off-year primary election. Polls will be open from 7 a.m…
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
According to poll results, more voters support same-sex marriage in 2013.
A majority of state voters said they are in favor of allowing gay and lesbian couples to legally marry, according to one pole. The Frankin and Marshall College poll of Pennsylvania voters for May 2013 showed that 54 percent of voters polled were in favor of allowing legal same-sex marriages. The 54 percent in favor is up from 48 percent in the previous year. The poll, which was conducted between April 30 and May 5, gathered responses from 526 registered voters, including 265 Democrats, 196 Republicans and 65 Independents. The full poll is available for review here. The following information representes the questions asked in the survey and the results given by voters. 1) Would you favor or oppose a constitutional amendment that would allow…
Former U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak, a Democrat, announced Tuesday that he's exploring another run for the Senate; Sestak narrowly lost to Pat Toomey in 2010.
A rematch between former U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak and U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is in the works as Sestak announced Tuesday that he's exploring a run for the Senate in 2016. Democrat Sestak, a former Navy vice admiral, lost narrowly to Republican Toomey in 2010. Sestak, of Delaware County, has formed an exploratory committee—the equivalent of launching a campaign in terms of Federal Elections Commission paperwork, according to a Washington Post report. Can Sestak beat Toomey? Who would you vote for if the Senate election was held today? Tell us in the comments section below. Tuesday's announcement ends speculation that Sestak, 61, is raising money to challenge Gov. Tom Corbett. Sestak raised $460,000 in the first quarter of this year. A Sestak-…
In the Great Valley School Board primary, State Rep. Duane Milne endorsed Dave Barratt, Pat Gillespie and Andy Daga.
Friday, May 3, 2013
In an open letter, the candidates running for Great Valley School Board urge their supporters to be honest and respectful.
Editor's note: The following message comes from the seven undersigned candidates on the primary ballot for Great Valley School Board.
Friday, April 19, 2013
It's not too late to register to vote in the primary election.
The last day to register to vote in the May 21 primary election is Monday, April 22. Individuals applying to register to vote must be: Get more information from Chester County's Voter Services by clicking here. Click here to download your voter registration form.
Friday, March 15, 2013
The school board is considering adopting the new map to balance out the populations of the three voting regions.
The Great Valley School Board will vote Monday night on whether to redraw voting map to more equally distribute the school district's population across the three regions. The new map was created by the Voting Region Realignment Committee, chaired by Ellen Behrle, and presented to the full board at the March 11 work session. The Daily Local noted some of the reasons the committee was formed in the first place and what the changes entail: Both the current map and the proposed realignment are attached to this article. For the best view, use the full-screen option and use the magnification tool to zoom in.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Newt Gingrich says Hillary Clinton will be a formidable candidate if she decides to run for president next time around. What do you think?
Buzz about Hillary Clinton's future is building as she prepares to leave her post as secretary of state. Newt Gingrich says she'll make a formidable presidential candidate if she decided to run. What do you think? Vote in our poll and add your comments below.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Check this article for all the updated local election information.