Turnout at precincts in Lower Bucks is on track for an off year election as voters choose their judges, council members, mayors, and school board officials.
As of 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, about 150 people total had turned out to the five polling stations at Harry S. Truman High School in Bristol Township. At the same time, 121 voters had cast their ballots at one of two polling locations within Pennsbury High School West.
However, the in-person turnout may not reflect the total number of ballots cast. At least 20,000 voters throughout Bucks County submitted their ballots by mail.
The percentage of mail voters may also vary by municipality.
“It’s usually always slow,” said Art Cohn, a Democratic committee member for Lower Makefield/Yardley. Cohn spent the morning helping voters at Woodside Church in Yardley.
“I think most people probably voted by mail.”
Bucks County Common Pleas Judge candidate Stephen A. Corr, endorsed by the Bucks GOP, is making stops throughout the county. He was also at Woodside this morning.
“They seem to be well informed and know what they’re doing,” said Corr. “When they come up to the poll, a lot of them have an idea of where they’re voting.”
Maple Point Middle School had slightly greater turnout than Harry S. Truman. With three precincts, they hit the 150 mark by 9:30 a.m.
Middletown Township supervisor candidate Andy Warren was pleased with the steady trickle of voters.
“Now obviously it’s not like it was in the presidential election which no one expected,” said Warren. “However, for the first two and a half hours it’s been a steady number.”
More voters will likely come out in the afternoon and evening as they leave work. Voters who are in line before polls close at 8 p.m. are entitled to cast their ballots.
Bucks County residents can check their voting precinct on the Board of Elections website here and clicking the “Where Do I Vote?” option. They can also call the board directly at 215-348-6154 with any questions.