Election Day Press Release from Monroe County Board of Elections re: Paper Ballots

The Board is concerned that some voters believe that they have the right to request a paper ballot instead of using voting machines. The casting of paper ballots on Election Day in Monroe County is expressly prohibited by the Pennsylvania Election Code. It is not a lawful and authorized method of voting. The voting machines in use in Monroe County have been examined and certified to federal and state standards. Those standards include an audit capability. Our machines are not linked to the internet. False information may derive from misunderstanding of the Election Code provisions for “provisional” ballots. Guidance from . . . .

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ELECTION DAY IS TOMORROW! Here’s what you need to know

WHERE TO VOTE IN MOUNT POCONO In Mount Pocono everyone votes at the Pocono Mountain Volunteer Fire Company, 20 Murray Street, Mount Pocono  (click for Google map).   There are two entrances for Murray Street off of route 611.  One is across 611 from Mount Pocono Beverage and the other is across 611 from Rita’s Ice (look for the flag at the Murray Street entrance across from Rita’s).  Murray Street is on the left side of 611 if you are going north, right side if you are travelling south on 611. HOURS TO VOTE  The polling place will be open from 7:00 . . . .

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Statement of Councilwoman Montanez on civility and tolerance

Statement by Councilwoman Aida Montanez at the Regular Meeting of the Borough Council, October 1, 2018: It has been brought to my attention, by 2 members of our audience, on two separate occasions, that a member of our audience has been overheard speaking both derogatorily and disrespectfully about members of our council. With the exception of Tom Ford, each member of this current council has stepped forward to place themselves on the ballot to ask our community to allow us to be your voice and to fight for the things you care about. We each were elected by our neighbors . . . .

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Apply for an Absentee Ballot for November Today

Today is the first day to apply for an absentee ballot for the November Municipal Election. Vote from your kitchen table! Ask for an absentee ballot.  CLICK HERE for an Absentee Ballot form.  You can fill out this form online, but you must print it out, sign it, and return it to the Monroe County Board of Elections in person or by mail before October 30 — they MUST receive it by November 2. The address of the County Board is Monroe County Administrative Building, One Quaker Plaza, Room 105, Stroudsburg PA 18360

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