Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, which will still be with us well past the election, we encourage everyone to take advantage of the changes in PA law that entitle everyone to cast their vote by mail. The first time that this was possible was during the recent Primary elections and - despite some teething problems arising from the new system - the changes were successful and will help us all to vote in November. There are changes to the voting machines and a new ballot form that will give a better paper record, improving the security of the election.
For information on the new voting machines and procedures:
Check that you are registered to vote:
To register to vote go to:
To request a mail-in ballot, go to:
You can request a mail-in ballot on-line at the link above. Don't wait until the last minute - do it now. Although the deadline to receive applications is not until October, there will be many, many applications and it is best to get your request in early.
You can also - from 30th September - pick up a ballot request from the board of Elections Office or you can request one by mail, although the on-line requests can be made now, rather than having to wait.
There are three possible ways to vote.
The Presidential Election overshadows the election cycle in 2020, but don't forget that there are vitally important elections at the State level.
It is so important to ensure that the results of the 2018 elections for the House of Representatives are not overturned and that our candidates for the PA State positions and the PA Senate are elected. Besides the Presidential Candidate for whom you will vote, remember to vote for our candidates for congressional representative, the State positions and the State House and Senate representatives.
It is just as important to flip Harrisburg as it is to flip Washington!
Make a plan now on how you will vote
Rose Valley Dems is a new organisation of concerned Democrats of Rose Valley.
We value transparency, fairness, freedom from conflict of interest and patronage, and exercise of democracy at all levels of government.
To influence government at all levels from local to national by building a grass-roots organisation that supports American values of democracy, accountability and respect for others.
If you are concerned about the state of our democracy then please join us to help affect positive change, starting now and starting at the local level. Contact Rose Valley Dems at: RoseValleyDems@gmail.com
The 2019 elections resulted in all our candidates for Delaware County Council and for judges of the Court of Common Pleas being elected.
The Delaware County Council is now 100% Democrat!
Christine Reuther, Elaine Schaefer, and Monica Taylor join Brian Zidek and Kevin Madden on the Council
There are now 4 Democrat Judges on the Court - Kelly Eckel, Nusrat Rashid, Stephanie Klein and Rick Lowe.
In Rose Valley, Judith Voet and Dave Firn were re-elected to the Borough Council.
In addition, Michele Downey and Larry Kutys were elected to the Wallingford / Swarthmore school board.
The 2019 elections for County Council and the Court of Common Pleas have once again demonstrated the energy and interest in local politics that has arisen after the 2016 election results. There were 10 candidates for the four judge positions and 11 for the three Council places. This is unprecedented in the history of Delaware County and illustrates that "all politics is local". Besides, the future candidates for State and National House and Senate seats generally start gaining their experience at the local level - to ensure good candidates for Washington in the future, we should be looking for good candidates for our local councils now.
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