NEWS BRIEFS

Stay up to date on current News & Issues.

General News
New nationwide flood model says U.S. is unprepared

Bucks County
Neshaminy School District passes budget with tax increase

Chester County
County to help fund two affordable housing projects

Delaware County
Springfield schools increase taxes by 2.25%

Montgomery County
Lansdale to adopt comprehensive plan

Philadelphia County
Small Philadelphia landlords can apply for loans to offset missed rent due to pandemic

 

Blog

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Watch: Realtor Town Hall with Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon

Posted by: Pete Kennedy on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 7:00:00 pm Comments (0)

The Suburban Realtors® Alliance hosted a Realtor® Town Hall with U.S. Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-5) — on Thursday, June 11, 2020. Watch it below:

 

 

The conversation covered COVID-19 relief efforts like Pandemic Unemployment Assistance and SBA loans, and broader legislative topics relevant to real estate like remote notarization. 

Panelists for the town hall include:
    • Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-5)
    • Stefanie Hahn (NAR Federal Political Coordinator)
    • Jamie Ridge (SRA President/CEO)


Monday, June 1, 2020

How to Use the New Voting Machines in 2020

Posted by: Pete Kennedy on Monday, June 1, 2020 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

In 2018, Gov. Wolf ordered all 67 counties in Pennsylvania to have paper-based voting machines in time for the April 2020 presidential primary. The systems produce a paper trail of votes that can be manually audited and recounted.


Choose a county to learn more about its voting machines:

Bucks County Chester County Delaware County Montgomery County

*Information comes from the Pa. Department of State's comprehensive resource explaining the new systems for each county.   


Bucks County

Bucks County uses Clear Ballot voting machines.

To mark ballots:

✏️  Most voters will use a hand-marked paper ballot. 

  See instructions for hand-marked ballot.

♿  An ADA-compliant option is also available — the Clear Ballot Clear Access Ballot Marking Device.

Click to view a video demonstration of the ADA-compliant option:


To cast ballots:

🗳️  All voters will cast their ballot using the Clear Cast Scanner.

Click to view a video demonstration:


More information:

Bucks County website — includes demonstration dates
Pa. Dept. of State website — includes step-by-step instructions and videos.

 

Chester County

Chester County uses Election Systems & Software (ES&S) voting machines.

To mark ballots:

✏️  Most voters will use a hand-marked paper ballot

  See instructions for hand-marked ballot.

♿  An ADA-compliant option is also available — the ES&S ExpressVote 2.1.

Click to view a video demonstration of the ADA-compliant option:


To cast ballots:

🗳️  All voters will cast their ballot using DS 200 Precinct Scanner.

Click to view a video demonstration of the ADA-compliant option:


M
ore information:

Chester Co. website
Pa. Dept. of State — includes step-by-step instructions and videos.

 

Delaware County

Delaware County uses Hart Verity voting machines.

To mark ballots:

✏️  Most voters will use a hand-marked paper ballot. 

  See instructions for hand-marked ballot.

♿  An ADA-compliant option is also available — the Hart Verity Touch Writer.

Click to view a video demonstration of the ADA-compliant option:


To cast ballots:

🗳️  All voters will cast their ballot using the Verity Scan Scanner.

Click to view a video demonstration:


M
ore information:

Delaware Co. website
Pa. Dept. of State — includes step-by-step instructions and videos. 

The Delaware County site also offers this overview video of the voting process (click to expand):

  

Montgomery County

Montgomery County uses Dominion systems.

To mark ballots:

✏️  Most voters will use a hand-marked paper ballot. 

  See instructions for hand-marked ballot.

♿  An ADA-compliant option is also available — the Dominion Imagecast X.

Click to view a video demonstration of the ADA-compliant option:


To cast ballots:

🗳️  All voters will cast their ballot using the ImageCast Precinct Scanner.

Click to view a video demonstration:


M
ore information:

Montgomery Co. website
Pa. Dept. of State: includes step-by-step instructions and videos

 

 

Designed and delivered by Accrisoft