Montgomery County Voter Services
Upper Dublin's registered voters have the political address of U.S. Congressional Districts 7 & 13, State Senatorial District 12, and State Representative Districts 148, 151, 152 & 153 in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Voters cast their ballots in election districts scattered throughout the Township.
Although redistricting was scheduled to occur in 2012, the proposed maps for the State Senate and State Congress were challenged in the PA Supreme Court on 1/23/2012. The redistricting at the U.S. Congress level went unchallenged and is now in effect. The State level redistricting was sent back to the Committee by the PA Supreme Court.
Download various Township maps.
All of Upper Dublin is in State Senatorial District 12.
|Ward - District||State||Federal|
|1-1||State - 148th||Federal - 13th|
|1-2||State - 151st||Federal - 13th|
|1-3||State - 148th||Federal - 13th|
|2-1||State - 151st||Federal - 7th|
|2-2||State - 153rd||Federal - 13th|
|2-3||State - 151st||Federal - 13th|
|3-1||State - 152rd||Federal - 13th|
|3-2||State - 153rd||Federal - 13th|
|4-1||State - 153rd||Federal - 7th|
|4-2||State - 153rd||Federal - 13th|
|4-3||State - 153rd||Federal - 13th|
|5-1||State - 151st||Federal - 7th & 13th (split)|
|5-2||State - 151st||Federal - 13th|
|5-3||State - 153rd||Federal - 13th|
|6-1||State - 152nd||Federal - 13th|
|6-2||State - 152nd||Federal - 7th|
|6-3||State - 152nd||Federal - 13th|
|7-1||State - 152nd||Federal - 7th|
|7-2||State - 152nd||Federal - 7th|
|7-3||State - 151st||Federal - 13th|
To qualify as a voter, a resident must register after meeting four requirements: (1) eighteen years of age, (2) a U.S. citizen for at least one month, (3) a resident of the election district at least 30 days, (4) a resident of Pennsylvania for at least 30 days. Voters who move within the state within 30 days prior to an election may vote in that election at their previous election district. Registration is permanent unless an elector moves to another election district or fails to vote for two consecutive years.
Electors may pick up voter registration applications at most public buildings: Municipal Centers, Libraries, Liquor Stores, Post Offices. Fill out the application and submit it to the Voter Registration Office. Registration books close 30 days before any election and are reopened five days after a Primary Election and 30 days after General or Municipal Election. Electors may also register to vote online.
Montgomery County Voter Services
The third Tuesday in May is Primary Election Day in Pennsylvania except in presidential election years when the Primary is held on the fourth Tuesday in April. Only voters registered in a political party can vote for that party's candidates in a Primary although independent voters may vote on referendum questions that appear on Primary Election ballots.
General Elections when state and federal offices are filled occur in even numbered years while Municipal elections, including county offices, are held in odd numbered years. Both are held on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November. All elections are supervised by the County Board of Elections. The polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Absentee ballot applications are available in person or by mail up to one week before the election from the County Board of Elections. Electors may also pick up absentee ballot applications at most public buildings: Municipal Centers, Libraries, Liquor Stores, Post Offices. Emergency application for causes not known earlier are acceptable up to 5:00 p.m. of the Friday before the election. Absentee ballots may be requested for illness or for business or occupational reasons.
Absentee Ballot Information
Local organization of political parties is based on the County Committee of each party. Its membership consists of two people from each voting district who are elected by the voters every two years at the Primary Election. Committee people also serve on a township committee where they act as party representatives and select a slate for nomination to local offices at the Primary Election.
While the party committee names a slate, others may run for Primary nomination by meeting the legal qualifications for the office in question, obtaining the required number of signatures, and filing papers with the appropriate authority by the filing deadline. Contact the County Board of Elections for additional information
KNOW THE RULES ABOUT CAMPAIGN SIGNS
It is important for Upper Dublin Township residents to be aware of the township's regulations related to posting political campaign signs. There is no limitation on the time within which a campaign sign may be posted nor is there any permit fee. Generally speaking, campaign signs may only be posted on private property. Campaign signs may not be posted on publicly owned land, including Township parks, public schools, utility poles, and traffic islands. Schools and township facilities used as polling places may have campaign signs posted on Election Day.
The following rules for temporary campaign signs apply:
Before placing political signs anywhere in the township, a campaign representative is asked to register with the Code Enforcement Department as a courtesy so that the Township has a contact person in the event of any issue related to the candidate’s campaign signs. There is no fee for this registration.
If you have questions or complaints about campaign signs, please call the Code Enforcement Department at (215) 643-1600. For further information concerning the Township’s sign regulations, please consult the Upper Dublin Township Code, Chapters 196 and 255.
The Township of Upper Dublin
801 Loch Alsh Avenue
Fort Washington, PA 19034
Phone: (215) 643-1600
Fax: (215) 542-0797