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 the Pennsylvania Department of State issued this month describes this process.​ ​ Click HERE to Read Full Press Release …

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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 am to 8:00 pm.  If you are in line by 8 pm you must be permitted to vote. MOUNT POCONO VOTING DISTRICTS Mount Pocono is in the 8th US Congressional District,  We are District 40 in the Pennsylvania Senate District, and District 176 in the PA House District. PA VOTER ID LAWS & OTHER VOTING RIGHTS INFORMATION Only first time voters in precincts must show identification (ID).  Voters voting for the first time in their precinct must show ID. The ID can be photo or non-photo ID. This is the only time ID is required.  Acceptable forms of ID are: Pennsylvania driver’s . . . .

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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 into the positions we currently hold. We may not look alike or be a member of the same political party but we are all members of the same community. We meet publicly twice a month with additional meetings based on committees we are placed on, and receive and respond to countless emails, and we are compensated with a taxed $900 a year. You can’t force someone to respect you, but you can refuse to be disrespected I stand before you to ask that you refrain from using our meetings as a place to cowardly speak disrespectfully about our council members. . . . .

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