Dear Radnor Democrats,
We are fast approaching the rescheduled PA Primary Election on Tuesday, June 2nd.
The good news is that Pennsylvania law changed last year to permit no-excuse
needed mail-in voting. The Radnor Democratic Committee is recommending that everyone apply NOW
for a mail in ballot.
The bad news is that Primary Election Day in Radnor is going to be more complicated for "in person” voting. That is why we are doing a “mail in” ballot push. Complications are due to the pandemic, as there could be a shortage of poll workers due to understandable COVID concerns. Radnor (and elsewhere too) could also be forced to consolidate polling locations due to these worker shortages and not having access to some of our regular locations because of the difficulty in providing social distancing.
Delaware County is urging us to immediately help them get a firmer estimate of how many people are willing to work the polls. "Working the polls" in this case means being in the voting area to help facilitate voting. We are not looking for poll greeters at this time. Any registered voter is eligible to work
. Training will be available (more details on that to come) and poll workers will receive payment from the county for their services.
If you are currently a Radnor poll worker, I, George Badey, will be reaching out to you separately to see if you are still planning to work. If you are NOT a regular poll worker but would like to work to help address the shortage, please click here
to sign up ASAP.
Our next virtual Radnor Democratic Committee meeting is TONIGHT at 7PM
. For security reasons, we are asking everyone to register if you plan on attending. You can register right up until the meeting starts.
Here is the Zoom information to register and join the meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUqf--srjsvHNMxrA5_wasEmwlNCz2thfD-
If you have any questions about Zoom, please call the RDC Recording Secretary, Danielle Kleinman at 484-433-1814. If you have any other questions, please call my cell at 215-467-1894.
This RDC meeting tonight will be very informative. We will not only have our regular reports from our Radnor Commissioners and School Board, as well as Elaine Schaefer, our County Council member, but we will also hear from special guests Ashley Lunkenheimer, a member of the Delaware County Board of Elections, and Christine Reuther, the County Council member who has been tasked with navigating these unprecedented June election issues. The Radnor Democratic Committee members will also be considering endorsements of candidates. See the complete agenda here
It should be an interesting and informative meeting and I look forward to your joining us.
Chair, Radnor Democratic Committee