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Bucks County Board of Elections Relocates Riegelsville Borough Voting District for November 6 General Election

November 5, 2012

Bucks County Board of Elections Relocates Riegelsville Borough Voting District for November 6 General Election

During an emergency meeting of the Bucks County Board of Elections necessitated by damage from Hurricane Sandy held November 5 in the Courthouse Community Room, board members Charles H. Martin, chairman, Robert G. Loughery and Diane M. Ellis-Marseglia, LCSW unanimously approved a recommendation to relocate the Riegelsville Boro voting district for the November 6, 2012 General Election. The emergency relocation, which will be communicated to voters through signage, media, social media, political party notification and word of mouth, will be as follows:

Regular Location:
Riegelsville Borough Hall, 615 Easton Rd., Riegelsville, PA 18077

Temporary Relocation (Nov. 6):
Riegelsville Fire Co., 333 Delaware Rd., Riegelsville, PA 18077

Board of Elections Chairman Martin thanked county staff, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA), the Pennsylvania Utility Commission and the three utility companies that serve Bucks County for working together to ensure power to the county's 215 polling places, which encompass 304 voting districts. County Board of Elections officials have backup generators at the ready, and each of the county's voting machines is equipped with a battery backup that can maintain power to the machine for 12-18 hours.

County Board of Elections Director Deena Dean also answered questions about the county's absentee ballot process. Those submitted ballots, for which the deadline was extended to 5 p.m. on November 5, will be counted with military and overseas ballots during that process. For complete information about Bucks County's 304 voting districts and their locations, please visit the official county website, www.BucksCounty.org.