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Schedule for 2020-21 Radnor Democrats Meetings:
The Radnor Memorial Library, Winsor Room (in person meetings postponed until further notice)

(Date Change) Wednesday, January 27, 2021 (7:00 – 8:45 PM) – Zoom only

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 (7:00 – 8:45 PM) – Zoom only

Saturday, February 20, 2021 (Subject to Change – details closer to event) In-person, physically distant petition signing event.

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CURRENT EVENTS

Say NO to Judicial Gerrymandering: Town Hall on Judicial Districts on January 6, 2021

, In the 2019-2020 session, the PA General Assembly passed a constitutional amendment that would empower our state legislature to create judicial districts for PA higher courts. Candidates for Supreme Court and other appeals courts would be elected by voters in these districts rather than running statewide. If that amendment passes again early this next session, it could go to a public vote as soon as the 2021 primary election. In effect, the judicial district amendment would undermine constitutional checks and balances among our branches of state government and would open the door to a new, unprecedented version of gerrymandering. No other state allows legislators as much power in drawing judicial districts. The bill was pushed through without public hearings, expert testimony or any hint of due diligence, with just minutes spent in discussion in both House and Senate committees. We will need to speak out strongly in opposition before the bill is hurried through again early in the new year. Join the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania, Fair Districts PA and Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts: Say NO to Judicial Gerrymandering: Town Hall on Judicial Districts Carol Kuniholm, Chair of Fair Districts PA, will give a presentation followed by a panel discussion with Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts President Deborah Gross and others. January 6, 2021, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm. RVSP here. A Zoom link will be sent to you the day of the event. Want to write a letter to your legislators or to your local paper NOW? Here are some samples: The Wrong Way to Reform Judicial Elections Can Courts be Gerrymandered Too? Absolutely Amendment Called Open Door to Gerrymandering Watch for more action alerts on this in the new year! Thanks for your continued support in the fight against gerrymandering in Pennsylvania.
Have a great holiday season and a safe, happy new year! Carol Kuniholm
Fair Districts PA Chair PS: If you haven’t seen them, check out our recent web updates on the ways legislative rules block reform and prevent good solutions to pressing, non-partisan problems: Dysfunction Even in a Pandemic: A Look at Broadband Who Pays the Cost for Legislative Delay? A Look at Lead Exposure Dysfunction by Design Town Hall

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Radnor Township Building Mail Ballot Drop Box is Now Active for Voting

GUIDANCE CONCERNING CIVILIAN ABSENTEE AND MAIL‐IN BALLOT PROCEDURES

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STAY UP TO DATE ON THE LATEST HOW TO VOTE INFORMATION

Delaware County Election Bureau

VOTESPA.COM – EPICENTER OF INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

Note for vote by mail:

Communicate to your friends and neighbors that they can vote by mail, but they must meticulously follow the directions, or their ballot will not be counted!! A few important points:


There is no longer a “straight ticket” box to check. You must mark the ballot for every office.


Official list of Delco of Drop Boxes.


• You must seal your ballot in the secrecy envelope and then put that secrecy envelope into the larger envelope or it won’t be counted! (please read the directions carefully).
What is a Naked Ballot?


If you receive your ballot late, you have the option of bringing it to the drop box at the Radnor Township building or voting at your polling location by bringing your mail in ballot and having your Judge of Elections destroy your ballot and you may then vote as normal.

For more general questions, please go to https://www.delcopa.gov/electionsbureau

Return your vote by mail ballot by:

  1. Sending it in the mail. Allow time for delivery ¬– the ballot must be received by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.
  2. Delivering it in person to a County election office (you may only hand-deliver your own ballot). Check back on this page for a list of approved locations and hours. The Bureau of Elections office at 201 W. Front Street in Media is currently open 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday.
  3. Depositing it one of Delaware County’s approved ballot drop boxes.
    Seal your voted ballot in the provided privacy envelope and then the official return envelope. Make sure to sign and date the declaration on the outside of the return envelope.

It’s important to know your vote is final once your county receives your voted mail ballot. However, you may cast a regular in-person ballot at your polling place by surrendering your mail ballot and envelope to the judge of elections to be voided.

What is an election drop box? (Guidance paper from the Federal Government)

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RADNOR AND COVID-19

MaskUpRadnor!: A Community Health Information Campaign

Campaign poster

7 Steps to Health

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Helpful links:

Eligible to vote?

Find your voter registration status

Apply for a Mail-Ballot On-Line (Jenn O’Mara’s Step by Step Guide – download how to)

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Here’s the difference between absentee voting and mail-in voting, which is important to know for your purposes:

Absentee voting: This applies to you specifically if you plan to be out of the municipality where you are registered to vote on election day — or if you have a disability or illness that prevents you from getting to the polls. You’ll need to list a reason for requesting an absentee ballot.


Mail-in ballot: If you’re not an absentee voter, you can vote by mail. You don’t need a reason to request this ballot. You can get one simply because you want to mail in your vote to ensure you don’t need to go to the polls on voting day.

If you have a valid PA driver’s license or photo ID you can apply for your mail-in ballot online at www.votespa.com/ApplyMailBallot. You’ll be asked three questions: are you military or overseas, will you be absent from your home on Election day, and do you have an illness/disability. This is to determine whether a mail-in or absentee ballot is right for you. If you answer “yes” to any questions, you should apply for an absentee ballot. If you answer “no” to all, you will be able to apply for a mail-in ballot.

Voting in Pennsylvania – General Information – FAQ

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Tutorial Video of the County’s new voting machine

Delaware County voters will be using the Hart Verity 2.3.4 Voting System beginning in this year’s Primary Election on April 28. The system, certified by the PA Department of State, meets the Governor’s mandate for a verifiable paper trail. It includes plain text which voters can read to verify their vote before casting their ballot.

Residents can learn how to use the new machine and what to expect here:

Click for video

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Schedule for 2020-21 Radnor Democrats Meetings:
The Radnor Memorial Library, Winsor Room (in person meetings postponed until further notice)

(date change) Wednesday, January 27, 2021 (7:00 – 8:45 PM) – Zoom only

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 (7:00 – 8:45 PM) – Zoom only

Saturday, February 20, 2021 (Subject to Change – details closer to event) In-person, physically distant petition signing event.

DONATE TO THE RADNOR DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE