97,886 Ballots Were Cast In Municipal Primary, with 29,134 Mail In Ballots Received Via Drop Box Or Postal Service
West Chester, PA (May 20, 2021) – With the abundance of drop box locations and ease of mail in ballots, Chester County Democrats made their voices heard this week as they voted from their kitchen tables or ventured out to their neighborhood precincts. Alita Rovito and Tony Verwey for Court of Common Pleas joined Lillian DeBaptiste for West Chester Mayor among the long list of municipal, school board and judicial candidates slated for the November ballot. Primary results await certification from Chester County Voter Services.
“We are grateful to the many precinct poll workers and professional staff of Voter Services who together ran a smooth election despite the ever-changing climate of the pandemic,” praised Dick Bingham, Chair of the Chester County Democratic Committee (CCDC). “Campaigning and voting looked a little different this Primary but voters were well informed and enthusiastic. By now everyone has learned that elections, especially of judges, affect our day-to-day lives. I am very pleased with the experience and integrity of our judicial and municipal slate as we pivot our efforts to November.”
On the state level, Maria McLaughlin, Timika Lane, Lori Dumas and David Spurgeon won the Chester County Democrats’ popular vote for Supreme Court, Superior Court and Commonwealth Court.
It was just one year ago on May 14, 2020 when the Daily Local News banner headline proclaimed Chester County had flipped to ‘blue.’ Since then Democratic party registration has soared as neighbors fled the Republican party for fairness and opportunity, mottoes of the Chester County Dems. On Primary Day 2021, there were 153,645 registered Democrats and 149,376 Republicans in the county, an edge of 4,269 voters. In 2017, the last most directly comparable Primary, there were 132,301 Democrats and 151,653 Republicans registered in Chester County. Democratic registration has increased by 21,344 voters while Republican registration has decreased by 2,277.
Unofficial results posted by Chester County Democratic voters as of May 20:
PA Supreme Court: Maria McLaughlin
PA Superior Court: Timika Lane
PA Commonwealth Court: Lori Dumas and David Spurgeon
Chester County Treasurer (incumbent): Patricia Maisano
Chester County Controller (incumbent): Margaret Reif
Chester County Clerk of Courts (incumbent): Yolanda Van de Krol
Chester County Coroner: Sophia Garcia-Jackson
Court of Common Pleas: Alita Rovito and Tony Verwey
Magisterial District Judges
15-1-01 Marc J Lieberman
15-1-02 Mackenzie W Smith
15-1-03 Gregory V Hines (incumbent)
15-1-04 Marian Vito (incumbent)
15-2-07 Paige Simmons
15-4-01 Lauren Holt
15-4-02 Ann M Feldman
15-4-04 Bobby Brown
West Chester Borough Mayor: Lillian DeBaptiste
CONTACT: Bill Phifer, Chester County Democratic Committee Communications, [email protected], (484) 639-2345
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