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Voting in Tuesday's Primary Election: Who, What, When and Where?

Narberth and Bala Cynwyd residents have choices to make.

Tuesday's primary election features contested nominations for U.S. Senate, state attorney general, state auditor general and state representative, as well as political convention delegates and President of the United States.

Residents who are registered as Democrats or Republicans may vote Tuesday in their respective parties' primary elections, any time between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. at their designated polling places. (See below for a list of polling places.)

  • President Barack Obama is unopposed for Democratic nomination in his re-election bid. Pennsylvania Republicans can choose from among Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, though Santorum has officially suspended his campaign.
  • Both parties have several choices for delegates and alternate delegates to this summer's nominating conventions.
  • U.S. Sen. Bob Casey Jr. faces a challenge from fellow Democrat Joseph John Vodvarka; five Republicans are competing for their party's nomination.
  • U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah is unopposed by any Democrat for renomination, as is Republican challenger Robert Allen Mansfield, Jr.
  • Republican David J. Freed is unopposed for nomination to the state attorney general race. Patrick Murphy and Kathleen G. Kane are competing on the Democratic side.
  • Frank A. Pinto and John Maher seek the Republican nomination for auditor general. Democrat Eugene A. DiPasquale is unopposed.
  • State treasurer Rob McCord is unopposed in the Democratic primary, as is Republican challenger Diana Irey Vaughan.
  • Sen. Daylin Leach, whose District 17 includes all of Lower Merion and Narberth, is unopposed in the Democratic primary. His Republican challenger in November will be Charles Henry Gehret.
  • Voters in Narberth, Lower Merion's Ward 1 and Ward 13's Precinct 1 and Precinct 2 live in District 148 of the State Assembly, where incumbent Democrat Rep. Mike Gerber is unopposed by either party.
  • Voters in Lower Merion's Ward 3, Ward 9, Ward 2's Precinct 3 and Ward 13's Precinct 3 live in District 194 of the State Assembly. Rep. Pam DeLissio is being challenged by Ray Bailey for the Democratic nomination; Republican Linda M. Wolfe is unchallenged.

Below is a list of polling places in each voting precinct, with links to sample ballots specific to each. If you want to know where to vote but don't know which precinct you are in, click here to find out through Montgomery County Voter Services.

Precinct's ballot Polling place Narberth 1 , 227 N. Narberth Ave., Narberth Narberth 2 , 100 Conway Ave., Narberth Narberth 3 , 100 Conway Ave., Narberth Lower Merion 1-1 , 301 Righters Mill Road, Penn Valley Lower Merion 1-2 , 301 Righters Mill Road, Penn Valley Lower Merion 2-3 , 1660 Oakwood Drive, Penn Valley Lower Merion 3-1 , 120 Marywatersford Road, Belmont Hills Lower Merion 3-2 , 325 Tower Lane, Penn Valley Lower Merion 3-3 , 4 S. Washington Ave., Belmont Hills Lower Merion 9-1 , 120 Bryn Mawr Ave., Bala Cynwyd Lower Merion 9-2 , 238 Belmont Ave., Bala Cynwyd Lower Merion 9-3 Bala Gym, 45 Bala Ave., Bala Cynwyd Lower Merion 13-1 , 327 Levering Mill Road, Bala Cynwyd Lower Merion 13-2 , 510 Bryn Mawr Ave., Bala Cynwyd Lower Merion 13-3 , 510 Bryn Mawr Ave., Bala Cynwyd
Eric Campbell (Editor) April 24, 2012 at 12:52 AM
Readers: Which of these races do you care about?
Eric Campbell (Editor) April 24, 2012 at 04:08 PM
By the way, we'll have results on Patch tonight as soon as they come in.
Selma Davis April 24, 2012 at 04:26 PM
We both voted and had to produce a photo ID and my blood pressure rose. As far as I remember, there have been none to VERY few incidents of voter fraud in all of Pennsylvania over all the years that I have voted. We were numbers 57 and 58 at the Bala Gym and we voted around 10:30AM..

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