Election Central: City Calls Wins for Fattah, DeLissio
Check this article for all the updated local information you need for Election Day.
U.S. Representative, District 2
11:10 p.m.: 569 of 781 precincts reporting
|Chaka Fattah (D)*||295,539
|Robert Allen Mansfield (R)||29,453
|Jim Foster (I)||4,161
PA Representative, District 194
|Pam DeLissio (D)*||18,418
|Linda Wolfe Bateman (R)||5,524|
- PA Senate, District 3: Shirley Kitchen (D)
- PA Senate, District 7: Vincent Highes (D)
- PA Representative, District 198: Rosita Youngblood (D)
- PA Representative, District 200: Cherelle Parker (D)
- PA Representative, District 201: John Myers (D)
7:15 p.m.: Fire Engine Co. #39 (21st Ward; 22 Division): Lee Shelly @LiiShelly on Twitter said: "Voting in Manayunk took 1 minute... Everyone there was very nice and we got Spanish stickers!!"
7:12 p.m.: Germantown Jewish Center (22nd Ward; 4th and 5th Divisions): Lots of turnout all day—488 and 448 voters, respectively. The pace has dropped off a little as it's almost closing time. Poll workers do not anticipate a late night surge.
7:10 p.m.: Roxborough Library (21st Ward; 28th Division): Diana Colucci Melnick on Facebook shared her experience: "Voted at 3 PM at the Rox Library. No line at all and very friendly poll workers. But I was only #278 for the day!"
7:02 p.m.: Knights of Columbus (21st Ward; 20th and 21st Divisions) and Hillside Recreation Center (21st Ward; 8th and 9th Divisions): Edward Fidler said on Facebook: "Voted at K of C....5-10 minutes total about an hour ago. Standing outside Hillside Rec for my sons football practice and it seems quick here as well. Good turnout."
6:58 p.m.: Shawmont Elementary School (21st Ward; 5th and 30th Divisions): In the late afternoon, Alice George on Facebook said, already, she was the 437th voter of the day. Plus, the line wasn't too big.
6:55 p.m.: Roxborough YMCA (21st Ward, 41st Division): Anna Pace Atchick says on Facebook that a line causes a 15-minute wait.
6:45 p.m.: Cliveden Convalescent Center (22nd Ward; 3rd Division): No line here and, so far, 491 votes were cast. Residents and Obama volunteers mill around the polling place.
6:35 p.m: Summit Presbyterian Church (22nd Ward; 1st and 2nd Divisions): No wait at the polls. Both divisions report well over 500 ballots cast, with division two within 200 votes of 100 percent turnout, officials said.
6:15 p.m.: Lincoln Drive and West Rittenhouse Street: Supporters for President Obama wave American flags and election banners as motorists drive up the busy commuter route.
6:10 p.m.: Knights of Columbus Hall (21st Ward; 20th and 21st Divisions): No lines here, says Joanna Lee White on Facebook.
Alissa Omlor added on Facebook: "In and out 5 min."
5:40 p.m. Cook-Wissahickon Elementary School (21st Ward; 14th, 16th, 35th Divisions): Jim Garrow @jgarrow said on Twitter: "No line, no wait at any of the Cook-Wiss precincts."
5:30 p.m.: Saul High School (21st Ward; 32nd and 38th Divisions): The report from the Henry Avenue high school yields positive voter turnout. So much so, one poll worker stated, the 32nd Division had about 10 percent more at this time than in 2008—currently at 55 percent.
A little earlier, George Russell said on Facebook: "Saul school around 4:30 was also less than 5 min."
5:20 p.m.: Northern Children's Services (21st Ward; 15th Division): Small but steady line at this one precinct, campaign workers say. Pretty sleepy this Election Day—only noteworthy thing is the bitter cold as the sun sets.
5:10 p.m.: Cook-Wissahickon Elementary School (21st Ward; 14th, 16th, 35th Divisions): Poll workers say the turnout has been steady all day. One Democratic volunteer complained about the two Republican poll workers stationed at the precinct. But, as an election judge ruled earlier in the day, they can stay.
5 p.m.: Roxborough Memorial Hospital (21st Ward; 25th, 26th, 36th, and 37th Divisions): Poll workers say more than 50 percent turnout thus far.
City Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr. (D-4) thanked volunteers in Roxborough. He said phantom text messages reached some voters incorrectly saying to push the Obama button twice, nullifying the vote.
Overall, Jones said Tuesday was positive.
"We're seeing unprecedented turnout in some areas. It rivals 2008. Our district office has dealt with some issues, but it's mostly been quiet," he said.
3 p.m: Journeys Way (21st Ward; 10th, 17th and 18th Divisions): Republican state representative candidate Linda Wolfe-Bateman casts her ballot (along with first-time voter Karissa Wenk, 18). The ward leader said she was positive about the day and will head to Lower Merion Township next.
Additionally, read her comments on the GOP-Democrat fight on minority inspectors here.
2:15 p.m.: Pilgrim Church (21st Ward; 1st and 2nd Divisions): Sarah Mower said on Facebook: Terrace & Dawson...@215 in & out.
1:20 p.m.: North Light Community Center (21st Ward, 12 Division): "On Facebook, Tony Bianco Sr said, "Machines at north light were not working at 7am. Only one poll worker. At 7:20 he was having people use paper write in ballots and placing ballots on desk next to him. Not very secure nor do he call anyone for help. I'll go back after work to vote."
When Patch checked in, poll workers said they struggled to get voting machines going early on. The problem: They weren't plugged in. However, everything now functions.
1:10 p.m. St. Lucy's Church (21st Ward; 7th Division): Campaign volunteer says turnout low at Manayunk church.
1 p.m.: Journeys Way (21st Ward; 10th, 17th, and 18th Divisions) and Bethany Lutheran Church (21st Ward; 19th and 27th Divisions): Campaign volunteers at said some voters were confused as to where they should vote but turnout remained solid.
12:43: Blair Christian Academy (22nd Ward, 8th and 10th Divisions): Obama workers are located outside of the polling place, making sure voters know what their doing, they say. Check out our full story about it here.
12:20 a.m.: Lovett Library (22nd Ward, 17 and 16 Divisions): A steady stream of voters keep coming in at Lovett Library. Over 400 people have voted at that location as of noon, according to election workers.
11:05 a.m.: Pilgrim Church (21st Ward; 1st and 2nd Divisions): Liz Delorey Paradiso on Facebook said, "I was at Terrace and Dawson. Seemed like a great turn out at 7:30 am. 20 minute line, maybe? I was happy to wait."
11 a.m.: Knights of Columbus (21st Ward, and 21st and 20th Divisions): Charlene Roth Mastro on Facebook: "Knights of.Columbus. no line when I got there. 10 people waiting when I left. Not bad. It was freezing walking there!! Bundle up, voters!"
10:46 a.m.: @Philly_DAsOfc says: If you witness any problems at the polls - report it immediately. Call our office: 215-686-9614 or The Committee of Seventy: 1-866-OUR-VOTE
J.r. Wanner also voted at Shawmont. "Light turnout, easy in and out."
10:30 a.m.: Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting (9th Ward): Poll workers are asking voters if they want to show ID, but not telling them that they have to show ID, according to staff.
10:10 a.m.: Chestnut Hill Towers (9th Ward, 17th Division): 500 to 600 voters are projected to come through this location, according to the Judge of the Elections at the Towers. So far, 145 have come through and votes. No issues with ID or registration so far, officials say.
10:05 a.m.: Shawmont Elementary School (21st Ward; 5th and 30th Divisions): Sarah O'Donnell @sarahanneod said at 7:15 a.m., the line for 5th Division was 45 minutes long, while 30th Division had short wait.
9:55 a.m.: Roxborough Memorial Hospital (21st Ward; 25th, 26th, 36th, 37th Divisions): David Jablow @davidjablow: Just voted at Roxborough Hospital in 3 min flat! I noticed a much higher amount of younger voters than in previous years.
9:34 a.m.: Fire Company #37 (9th Ward, 9th Division): Eight people in line to vote on the two machines. Officials say that turnout continues to be steady, with 211 votes cast on the day.
9 a.m.: Knights of Columbus (21st Ward, and 21st and 20th Divisions): Earlier, people lined up Ridge Avenue. But it's naturally slowed.
9 a.m.: Roxborough Library (21st Ward, 28th Division): A steady crowd but never too busy with lines, volunteers say. About 75 people so far.
8:50 a.m.: Roxborough Library (21st Ward, 28th Division): Democratic Ward Leader Lou Agre says Republican problems with minority officials is "to cause disruption because they know Obama will win Philly." Adds that officials and clerks had to be there by 7:30 a.m.
8:42 a.m.: Voters are reporting at 35 minute wait at Germantown Home in Mt. Airy, as well as a line out the door for voters at the fire station on Germantown.
8:35 a.m.: Chestnut Hill Library (Chestnut Hill, 9th Ward): There's a line of about 10 people, but election officials say its moving quickly. The good news at the Chestnut Hill Library: over 80 votes cast before 9 a.m., lines of people are moving quickly but remain steady so officials are predicting a strong turnout. The bad news: one of the two voting booths is on the fritz. Officials say that all votes on the machine have been recorded and technicians are working on the fix now.
8:30 a.m. Valerie Caras @ValerieCaras (PA GOP Spokeswoman): "Over 80 incidents (and growing) reported in big Dem Philly polling places; judges not allowing GOP minority inspectors in, clerks not seated."
8:30 a.m.: Roxborough High School (21st Ward, 31 Division): Campaign volunteers (both parties) say turnout steady but not too busy. No real lines here.
8:20 a.m.: Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr. (D-4th) votes at Pinn Memorial Baptist Church in Wynnefield.
8:10 a.m.: Salvation Army (21st Ward, 29th and 40th Divisions): Both precincts busy. There's no confusion for the 29th Division about poll location after moving from Parker Pub. This line is long and prepared.
8 a.m.: Tonys Glass Works (21st Ward, 11th Division): Campaign volunteers already running out of flyers due to high voter turnout.
7:30 a.m.: Fire Engine Co. #39 (21st Ward, 22 Division): Rep. Pamela DeLissio (D-194) turns out early to vote. So many more people at the polls then when she first ran for office in 2010.
7:10 a.m.: Fire Engine Co. #39 (21st Ward, 22 Division): The line is out the door at the fire station.
Polls open at 7 a.m. and don’t close until 8 p.m. If you want to check on where your polling place is, click here.
Poll workers may ask you for a valid photo ID but you are not required to present photo ID to vote in this election.
If you do not provide the requested ID, you will be given information on the requirements for voting in 2013.