At least 100 vot­ers re­ceive wrong bal­lot on Elec­tion Day in Phoenixville.

The Phoenix - - FRONT PAGE - By Mar­ian Den­nis mden­[email protected]­tu­ry­media. com @Mar­i­anDen­nis1 on Twit­ter

PHOENIXVILLE >> It was a rough start to Elec­tion Day for Phoenixville’s Mid­dle 1 polling lo­ca­tion af­ter in­cor­rect bal­lots were handed out to the first 100 or so vot­ers.

Ac­cord­ing to poll work­ers, the is­sue was dis­cov­ered af­ter a few vot­ers no­ticed a can­di­date was miss­ing from their bal­lot. Those 108 vot­ers were given bal­lots for the 155th Dis­trict but the precinct is split be­tween the 155th Dis­trict and the 157th Dis­trict. Those vot­ers were given the bal­lot for the 155th Dis­trict even if their home may have fallen in the 157th Dis­trict.

“I didn’t vote yet and a voter came out and said, ‘Becky Corbin was on my bal­lot but Kampf is my state rep­re­sen­ta­tive,’” ex­plained Michael Kuz­nar who was at the polls early this morn­ing when the prob­lem was dis­cov­ered. “Then some­one went in and they found out they were hand­ing out the wrong bal­lots. Un­for­tu­nately if the elec­tion comes down to the wire and those po­ten­tial votes could sway they elec­tion, we won’t have a win­ner tonight.”

Phoenixville Mayor Peter Urscheler said he was also work­ing the polls early this morn­ing when the is­sue was dis­cov­ered and that elec­tion of­fi­cials were work­ing on mak­ing sure those in­di­vid­u­als knew to re­turn to the polls be­fore clos­ing at 8 p.m.

“The big­gest chal­lenge is that the train is mov­ing while we’re fig­ur­ing it out. Peo­ple need to speak to the judge of elec­tions in that polling place be­fore it closes to­day in or­der to do what they need to do to get this taken care of,” said Urscheler.

Urscheler said the com­mu­nity was work­ing on try­ing to get in con­tact with those peo­ple through so­cial me­dia and word of mouth.

“We just have peo­ple spread­ing the word in Phoenixville. Let peo­ple know to come back and see the judge of elec­tions. I have the ut­most con­fi­dence in the Ch­ester County Board of Elec­tions. As soon as it was brought to their at­ten­tion they be­gan rec­ti­fy­ing it. I have con­fi­dence that who­ever speaks to the judge of elec­tions, those peo­ple will have the sit­u­a­tion rec­ti­fied,” said Urscheler.

The only polling lo­ca­tion af­fected, ac­cord­ing to Urscheler, was Phoenixville’s Mid­dle 1 lo­cated at 153 Church St., Phoenixville.


Over 100 vot­ers may have re­ceived the wrong bal­lot Tues­day morn­ing at a Phoenixville polling lo­ca­tion at 153 Church St. The first 108 vot­ers all re­ceived bal­lots for the 155th state House Dis­trict even though the precinct is split be­tween the 155th Dis­trict and the 157th Dis­trict.


Phoenixville Mayor Peter Urscheler posted a photo of the vot­ing stub from Phoenixville’s Mid­dle 1 polling lo­ca­tion. At least 100 peo­ple may have re­ceived the wrong bal­lot and should speak to the judge of elec­tions be­fore polling closes to­day.

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