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The 2020 Presidential Election is November 3, 2020

Polls Open 7:00 am – 8:00 pm

Note: “Vote-by-Mail”, because of the ongoing health crisis and expected long lines at the polls, is a recommended option – safe and secure. All ballots should be received by 8:00 pm on November 3 (although those received up to three days later and postmarked by 11/3 will still be counted.) We recommend mailing completed ballots by October 20 (10/20/2020) to ensure they are received for this most important election.


If Voting in person:

  • Maintain social distance while standing in line
  • Wear a mask
  • See the Dems table for an enlarged sample ballot (take a photo or scan QRC code)
  • Complete the entire ballot
  • Use hand sanitizer after you leave the polling place

If Voting by mail

  • No postage is necessary
  • When you receive your ballot packet from Chester County Voter Services, be sure to keep 1) the outside signature and address envelope, 2) inside secrecy envelope, 3) your ballot; you will need all three
  • Complete and return your ballot as quickly as possible in case of USPS delays – no later than 10/20/20
  • Fill in the bubbles fully (no X or checkmarks accepted) and for all races
  • Most importantly, remember to print your name, address, and SIGNATURE on the OUTER envelope
  • If you feel your ballot may not be received by Election Day because of USPS delays – use the Drop Box option

Election Day Chester County Drop Box Option (locations TBA)

  • If you think it’s too late for your mail-in ballot to arrive before 11/3, we strongly recommend dropping it off at one of up to 15 official Chester County Ballot Drop Boxes (TBA) or at CC Voter Services, 601 Westtown Road, West Chester
  • You must drop it off in person, and may not carry someone else’s ballot

To apply for a mail-in ballot (no later than October 27 – and that’s probably too late to receive and return):

June 2, 2020 Primary Election Results

Results of June 2, 2020 Primary Election

East & West Bradford (nine precincts)

Voters in East and West Bradford turned out in huge numbers for the Presidential Primary, indicating – with enthusiasm – that they have a strong interest in electing Joe Biden the 46th President of the United States, marking Donald Trump a one-term failure. Voters also want to re-elect Rep. Chrissy Houlahan to the US House (retaining a majority) and Rep. Christina Sappey to the PA State Legislature, flipping majority control there. The enthusiasm was evident as we crushed the Republicans in turnout across our nine precincts – Democratic turnout ranged from 47% – 60% with an average of 53.02%, while Republicans turnout ranged from 29% – 35%, with an average of 33.36%. Let’s keep that Blue Wave rolling in November!

We also see that voters now understand the importance of having a Democratic State Attorney General to protect residents from heartless, unfair and often ridiculous Republican policies coming from the current White House that affect our citizens – and to provide equal and fair justice to everyone. And of holding State Row Offices for the Treasurer and Auditor General to protect state resources and residents, and so are proud to again place Josh Shapiro (AG) and Joe Torsella (Treasurer) on the ballot along with Nina Ahmad for Auditor General.

Overall in Chester County, the trend was vote Democratic, and Vote by Mail:

Ballots Cast – DEMOCRATIC: 74,500
Election Day votes 18,159; Vote-by-Mail 56,341

Ballots Cast – REPUBLICAN: 48,163
Election Day votes  27,502; Vote-by-Mail 20,661

Key dates for 2020:

  • To register to vote in (or change your party affiliation before) the November 3 General Election, click here. Deadline to register to vote is October 19 .
  • Last day to apply for a mail-in or civilian absentee ballot is October 27.
  • Last day for Chester County Board of Elections to receive voted mail-in and civilian absentee ballots (must be received by 8:00 P.M.) is November 3.

The November 3, 2020 General/Presidential Election Ballot will have these outstanding Democratic candidates: 

Representative in Congress, PA-06: Chrissy Houlahan (incumbent)



Pennsylvania Senate District 19:     Carolyn Comitta (currently serving in PA House of Representatives, District 156) – this seat is currently held by Sen. Andy Dinniman, who is retiring.


 Pennsylvania House District 158: Christina Sappey (incumbent)



Statewide Offices

Attorney General: Josh Shapiro                    (incumbent)



Treasurer of Pennsylvania: Joe Torsella (incumbent)



     Auditor General: Nina Ahmad

Join us Sunday, February 24 at 3:00 for our Annual “Meet the Candidates” Party

Did someone say “PARTY!”?

Come meet your 2019 Democratic Party candidates for Judge in the Court of Common Pleas, County Commissioner, Sheriff, Register of Wills, and Recorder of Deeds as well as for township supervisor and school board.  You can also sign their petitions to get them on the May 21st Primary Election ballot.

Food and Beverages will be provided.  This is our first fundraiser of the year, so there will also be a cash raffle and silent auction for valuable items that you would love to have! There is no charge for this event, however donations are welcome.

WHEN: Sunday February 24th, 3:00-7:00 PM
WHERE: 1100 Harmony Circle, West Chester, PA 19380
RSVP: On our Facebook page here or email us at

Parking: Park on the cul de sac at Harmony Circle or on Meadow Glen Drive, one street west of and the same side of Harmony Hill Road.

Final Thoughts for 2018

Congratulations to PA 158th House Representative-Elect Chris Sappey!

The 2018 General Election on November 6th resulted in huge wins locally for Democrats: Both the PA House 158th and US 6th Congressional District offices went to Democrats for the first time in 150+ years. Congratulations to our new Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan and PA House Rep Christina Sappey!

Rep-Elect Sappey thanking her supporters and volunteers in December

The Bradford Democrats are grateful for all of the volunteers who canvassed, called, sent postcards, or donated and those who voted for these two outstanding women as well as for Governor Tom Wolf and Senator Bob Casey, who were easily re-elected.

The next Primary Election is just around the corner – May 21, 2019. Beginning February 19th, our committee people and volunteers will be knocking on doors to collect your signatures to get Democrats running for Chester County Commissioner, County Row Offices, judicial seats and township and school board offices on the May ballot. We are still looking for candidates for East & West Bradford Supervisors and WCASD and DASD School Board seats. Contact us at for more information.

Stay tuned for information about our  Bradford Dems Annual Campaign Kick-off being planned for late February. This is your first chance to meet and talk with the candidates who will be in the ballot in 2019.