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It’s Our Time!


Today, by voting locally, YOU can send a message to the nation that Chester County rejects the Trump agenda.

This election is about your community, your families, and the future of your County and Country

We have four extremely qualified Candidates running for the row office seats. Dr. Christina Vandepol for Coroner, Margaret Reif for Controller, Yolanda Van De Krol for Clerk of Courts, and Patricia Maisano for Treasurer.

They will restore transparency, trust, and integrity to our county government.

We need to elect our judicial candidates. Judge Dwayne Woodruff to State Supreme Court, Judge Maria McLaughlin, Judge Debbie Kunselman, Judge Geoff Moulton, and Judge Carolyn Nichols to the Superior Court, Judge Ellen Ceisler and Irene Clark to the Commonwealth Court, and retain Justice Debra Todd, who is poised to make history as the first woman Chief Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

They will serve as the last line of defense for civil rights, women’s rights, and worker’s rights.

But not without you.

It’s the responsibility of every Democrat in Chester County to work until the very last minute to turn out voters to the polls today. More than 150 years of Republican leadership ends today.

Here’s what you can do to help:

Make Your Plan to Vote: go to www.pavoterservices.pa.gov to find your polling place. Know what time you plan to vote.

Yard Signs: We’ve still got about 300 signs in our West Chester office that need to go out TODAY. Get them to the polls, get them on the streets, OUT OUT OUT!!

Phone Banking & Canvassing: We need all hands on deck at West Chester HQ (37 South High Street, West Chester, PA) hitting the phones and doors hard to Get Out The Vote. Call 610-692-5811 or email colin@chescodems.org to get involved.

VOTE. Bring a friend, remind your family, tell every democrat you can that today is election day.

It’s our time. We make history today.

Brian J. McGinnis, Chairman
Chester County Democratic Committee


If you are reading this, you are doubtless registered to vote in this fall’s critical election. If you don’t vote, you can’t send a message to Trump and his hard core.

If you know or are related to anyone who may not yet be registered, please get them to


If you or they may be out of town on election day or otherwise unable to go to the polls on Nov. 7, find out how to vote absentee here.

Election countdown

Note: don’t cut these deadlines too close! For full details on registering see here. For how to vote, here and where here. For absentee voting, here.

There Were 5-Hour Lines to Vote in Arizona Because the Supreme Court Gutted the Voting Rights Act

By Ari Berman, The Nation, 3/23/16

Reducing the number of polling places in Phoenix had catastrophic consequences in the March 22 primary.

Aracely Calderon, a naturalized citizen from Guatemala, arrived just before the polls closed at 7 pm in downtown Phoenix to vote in Arizona’s primary last night. “When Calderon arrived, the line spanned more than 700 people and almost 4 blocks,” the Arizona Republic reported. She waited in line for five hours, becoming the last voter in the state to cast a ballot at 12:12 am. “I’m here to exercise my right to vote,” she said shortly before midnight, explaining why she stayed in line.

But many other Arizonans left the polls in disgust. The lines were so long because election officials in Phoenix’s Maricopa County, the largest in the state, reduced the number of polling places by 70 percent from 2012 to 2016, from 200 to just 60—one polling place per every 21,000 voters.

Election officials said they reduced the number of polling sites to save money—an ill-conceived decision that severely inconvenienced hundreds of thousands of voters. Previously, Maricopa County would have needed to receive federal approval for reducing the number of polling sites, because Arizona was one of 16 states where jurisdictions with a long history of discrimination had to submit their voting changes under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. This type of change would very likely have been blocked since minorities make up 40 percent of Maricopa County’s population and reducing the number of polling places would have left minority voters worse off. …

keep reading at The Nation