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Photos: Election Day 2012 in Marple Newtown

Patch went around snapping shots of around the Marple Newtown community for the 2012 general election on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

The Marple Newtown community took to the polls to cast their votes on Tuesday, Nov. 6. 

View the photos above to see what we captured on this Election Day.

Missed out on Patch's live blogging during the day? Read a recap of what happened around town on Tuesday when the polls were open:

7:10 a.m. Loomis Elementary School (Marple Twp, Ward 4): There are about 20 people waiting in line outside the school. Expect about a 15-minute wait. 

Note: Marple Township: There's a big bake sale happening at Loomis Elementary School. Voters can enjoy baked goods, pretzels and drinks as they wait to vote. They will be sold all day until they run out. The bake sale benefits the fifth-grade class.

12:05 p.m. Paxon Hollow Middle School, Marple Twp (Ward 7): No lunch-time rush. 

12:08 p.m. Messiah Lutheran Church, Newtown Twp (Precinct 2): Long lines (which are split up by last name: A to L in one line and M-Z in another line) since this morning. As of noon there were 408 residents in this precinct who voted.

12:10 p.m. Paxon Hollow Middle School Band and Orchestra is holding a bake sale at the school's polling place.

12:10 p.m. A Marple Township official resident was the #334 vote.

12:11 p.m. According to Newtown Township Precinct 2 Republican Committeeman Leonard Altieri III, the lines have been long and steady. There were 25 people waiting in line as soon as the polls opened at 7 a.m. this morning. "People are excited here. We're getting a good turnout," said Altieri. Votes at 2nd Precinct (second largest in Newtown Township) look like they're leaning toward the Republican ticket, said Altieri. 

12:15 p.m. One woman from the 2nd Precinct in Newtown Township came out of Messiah Lutheran Church and said she waited in line for 30 minutes to vote.

3:15 p.m. Gauntlett Community Center, Newtown Twp (Precinct 7) No lines, no problems at community center.

4 p.m. In Marple Township's 2nd Ward, 1,063 votes had been cast at the township building. Approximately 50 percent of registered voters in Ward 2 have voted so far. There are 16,355 registered voters in Marple Township.

4:15 p.m. Marple Township Municipal Building (2nd Ward) In Marple Township's 2nd Ward, there has been a steady crowd since the polls opened this morning but a long line, out the door is expected during the last hour of voting.

4:30 p.m. 200 block of Lawrence Road, Marple Twp A two-vehicle accident occured just around 4 p.m. Driver tells police he was "on his way to vote" before rear ending into an SUV. There were three reported injuries. Read the full story here.

5:40 p.m. Russell Elementary School, Marple Twp (Ward 6): As of 5:20 p.m., 1,500 Marple residents in Ward 6 have voted. There were approximately 300 votes by 8 a.m. and a 30-minute wait in the first hour when polls opened at this location. Commissioners President Michael Molinaro said voter turnout seems very similar to 2008. Approximately 75-100 absentee ballots have been received at Ward 6. According to Molinaro, voters in Ward 6 mean business: "They come in and out. The voting process is quick."

6:40 p.m. Messiah Lutheran Church, Newtown Twp (Precinct 2): 1,004 residents in Precinct 2 have voted thus far and 117 absentee ballots have been received. Total voter registration in this precinct is about 2,400, according to 2nd Precinct Committeeperson Leonard Altieri III.

 

 

 

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