Today is Election Day and though it is a midterm, voters are heading out to the polls for the midterms to fill the seats of Governor, both Houses of Congress, and local offices. At polling locations throughout Lower Bucks County, voters are already turning out in droves.
Constance, a poll station worker at an elementary school in Bristol Township, spoke with WBCB and remarked the midterm has energized voters in a way not seen in recent years.
“I’m here today because I believe in my community and I believe that if we put the right people in place, we can become a powerhouse,” Constance said. “Everybody’s coming out, I’ve seen people that haven’t voted in the last 3 elections have come out today to make a difference.”
Dawn is working nearby at a local middle school and says the numbers are near presidential election cycle levels.
“It is astronomical compared to the years past,” Dawn said. “I mean, having over 100 people before 9:00, that’s really a big count.”
Joe is working the polls at the Oxford Valley Elementary School and was astounded with the turnout this morning.
“It was busy before it opened,” Joe said. “The entire front of the parking lot and the side parking lot was completely filled – line was out the door. Pretty much the busiest I’ve seen it. it’s been constant all morning.”
This midterm in particular is nationally considered a referendum on President Trump, with both parties making claims of blue or red waves. However, the president’s name is not on the ballot and other seats are up for grabs.
In the PA-01 Congressional District, voters will choose between Governor Tom Wolf and Scott Wagner, between Senator Bob Casey and Lou Barletta, and between Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick and Scott Wallace.
On a state level, State Sen. Tommy Tomlinson and State Rep. Tina Davis are both competing for Tomlinson’s current office in the 6th Senate district. State Rep. Marguerite Quinn and former State Rep. Steve Santarsiero compete for the 10th Senate district.
Stay tuned to WBCB 1490 AM for live election coverage starting at 8 p.m. and check WBCBNews.com for updates and election results.
WBCB’s Brianna Williams and Eli Kurtz contributed to this post.