Franconia Voters Get More Polling Places
The number of polling places in Franconia has been doubled for next month’s election. But Montgomery County Voter Services Director Joe Passarella says most township residents will go where they went for the last election.
“Franconia has gone from four to eight, and we have decided to stay in the existing polling places and split them up.”
He says the buildings they use now are good polling places.
“All four places have the room to accommodate us and the parking, and it really should be an easy transition. I think about 80 to 90 percent of the voters won’t have to change polling places. There are only a few that will actually be out of their district.”
He says good polling places are hard to find.
“We struggle to find polling places, and if we have a really good polling place that everyone is used to going to, I think we’ll be fine.”
Passarella says they have been doubling up polling places across the county for years, and they will be at opposite ends of the same room with duplicate sets of voting machines, books and poll workers. They are at the Franconia Township Building, Christ Reformed Church at Indian Creek, Immanuel Leidy’s Church and the Peter Becker Community.