Montgomery County Board of Elections votes 2-1 to reduce the number of polling locations

Yesterday, the Montgomery County Board of Elections, which is effectively just the three county commissioners, voted two-to-one to reduce the number of polling locations from 352 to 140 due to the pandemic (a cut of 60 percent). The move is just for the upcoming primary which is on June 2nd.

The approved plan moves all polling locations into currently shuttered public schools. The consolidation means that most schools will be the voting location for at least three precincts.

Two municipalities, West Conshohocken and Rockledge, contested the move. West Conshohocken was represented by Borough Council President Doug Borgerson. Residents of West Conshohocken currently vote in Saint Gertrude Church and the new plan requires voters to leave the borough to vote at a school in Upper Merion Township.

The vote to approve the plan went down party lines. Democrats Ken Lawrence and Dr. Val Arkoosh voted to approve the plan and Republican Joe Gale voted no. Gale wanted to amend the plan to allow for West Conshohocken and Rockledge to keep their normal polling locations.

Below is a chart detailing where to vote in Conshohocken, West Conshohocken, Plymouth Township, and Whitemarsh Township. You can also apply to vote-by-mail.

Borough of Conshohocken

Wards/PrecinctsNormal LocationNew Location
Ward 1Marshall Lee Towers 
Conshohocken Elementary School
Ward 2Fellowship House Of Conshohocken 
Conshohocken Elementary School
Ward 3Fellowship House Of Conshohocken 
Conshohocken Elementary School
Ward 4Conshohocken United Methodist Church 
Conshohocken Elementary School
Ward 5Conshohocken Fire House 
Ridge Park Elementary School
Ward 6Conshohocken Borough Hall 
Ridge Park Elementary School
Ward 7Conshohocken Community Center Fieldhouse (A Field)Ridge Park Elementary School

Borough of West Conshohocken

Wards/PrecinctsNormal LocationNew Location
AllSt Gertrude’S Church-Hall Gulph Elementary School

Plymouth Township

Wards/PrecinctsNormal LocationNew Location
Plymouth 1-1Central Montco Technical High School Central Montco Technical High School 
Plymouth 1-2Central Montco Technical High SchoolCentral Montco Technical High School 
Plymouth 2-1Plymouth Community Ambulance BuildingColonial Middle School
Plymouth 2-2
Plymouth Township BuildingColonial Middle School
Plymouth 2-3
Harmonville Fire House #2Central Montco Technical High School
Plymouth 3-1
Plymouth Community CenterColonial Middle School
Plymouth 3-2
Plymouth Community CenterPlymouth Elementary School
Plymouth 3-3Church On The MallPlymouth Elementary School
Plymouth 4-1Harmonville Fire Co #1
Plymouth Elementary School
Plymouth 4-2Plymouth Fire Company #1Ridge Park Elementary School

Whitemarsh Township

Wards/PrecinctsNormal LocationNew Location
Whitemarsh East 1St Thomas Church Parish House Whitemarsh Elementary School
Whitemarsh East 2St Pauls UCCWhitemarsh Elementary School
Whitemarsh Middle 1Miles Park Building Plymouth Whitemarsh High School
Whitemarsh Middle 2Plymouth Mtg Evangelical Congregational Colonial Elementary School
Whitemarsh Middle 3Messiah United Methodist Church Plymouth Whitemarsh High School
Whitemarsh Middle 4St Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran ChurchPlymouth Whitemarsh High School
Whitemarsh Middle 5Barren Hill Fire House Whitemarsh Elementary School
Whitemarsh West 1Spring Mill Fire Company Colonial Elementary School
Whitemarsh West 2Cedar Grove Park Barn Colonial Elementary School
Whitemarsh West 3Masonic Village Of Pennsylvania Plymouth Whitemarsh High School