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Volunteer Opportunities

Posted by Amy Ludwig on July 25, 2012 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Our next Super Saturday is August 4th!  This is a great opportunity to participate in a focused effort to inform voters of our candidates by going door-to-door or making phone calls.

However, the Phone Bank is open every Monday - Saturday from 9am-9pm at Republican Headquarters (15 S. Church St, West Chester.)

We would love for you to join us! Please contact Rhett at rohara@pagop.org or 215.779.1190 for more information.

As you know, this is a very important election year for our country.  We need "all hands on deck" in order to be successful.  Whether you have helped in the past, or this is the first time you feel compelled to do more than just vote on Election Day, there is something you can do!  Click here for a list of additional opportunities, and let us know if you have some ideas of your own.


Voter ID update

Posted by Amy Ludwig on April 28, 2012 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Voter ID made easy WC Does | 04/19/2012


With the new Voter ID law in PA, Sec of the Commonwealth, Carol Aichele, announced a simplified process to obtain a photo ID.

“If you had a Pennsylvania driver’s license, or a non-driver license photo ID, in most cases you will not be required to bring a birth certificate, or any other proof of identification or residence, to request a non-driver photo ID for voting purposes,” Aichele said.

“You won’t even need your expired license if you no longer have it,” Aichele added. “You’ll only need to give your name at a PennDOT driver license center, and once you are verified as being in the system, PennDOT will provide you with a non-driver license photo ID, which you can use to vote.”

For licenses that expired prior to 1990, call PennDOT’s Customer Care Center, at 1-800-932-4600, to verify that your information is still in the system.

This process will particularly help senior citizens who no longer drive and whose licenses have expired, Aichele said. People applying for the non-driver license photo ID will still need to fill out the application form for this ID. Individuals will also have to sign an affirmation they have no other acceptable form of photo ID for voting purposes to receive the non-driver license photo ID free of charge.

Pennsylvania care facilities, including long-term care facilities, assisted living residences, or personal care homes can create their own photo IDs for residents, as long as the document includes the name of the facility, the name and photo of the voter, and an expiration date.

“Accredited Pennsylvania public or private colleges and universities can also help their students by adding expiration dates to their ID cards. These institutions can issue stickers that can be affixed to the ID cards to meet the law’s requirements, as long as the sticker has an expiration date, or notes that it is for an academic year or a semester,” Aichele added, strongly encouraging all colleges and universities to take this step to benefit their students. Starting with the November election, all photo IDs must be current and contain an expiration date, unless otherwise noted. Acceptable IDs include:

-Photo IDs issued by the U.S. federal government or the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

-Pennsylvania driver’s license or non-driver’s license photo ID (IDs are valid for voting purposes 12 months past expiration date)

-Valid U.S. passport

-U.S. military ID – active duty and retired military (a military or veteran’s ID must designate an expiration date or designate that the expiration date is indefinite). Military dependents’ ID must contain an expiration date

-Employee photo ID issued by federal, Pennsylvania state, or a Pennsylvania county or municipal government

-Photo ID cards from an accredited public or private Pennsylvania college or university

-Photo ID cards issued by a Pennsylvania care facility, including long-term care facilities, assisted living residences or personal care homes.

“No one legally entitled to vote will be denied that right,” Aichele said. “If a voter does not have a photo ID at the polls this November, he or she may vote with a provisional ballot, and will then have six days to provide a photo ID to the county election office.”

This ID may be provided in person, by mail, e-mail, or fax.

Pennsylvania voters will be asked to show photo ID at the polls in the April 24 primary election, but will not be required to produce the photo ID until November’s general election. Voters not having an acceptable ID will be given a handout by poll workers, listing the acceptable IDs and where to get more information.

Current election law, remaining in effect for the primary, requires first-time voters and people voting for the first time at a new polling place to show ID, though it need not be a photo ID. Acceptable ID for first-time voters for this primary election can be a photo ID, or a proof of residence, such as a tax or utility bill.

For more information on the Voter ID law, or to find out where to get a photo ID and what documents you need to get a photo ID, visit www.VotesPA.com, or call 1-877-VOTESPA (1-877-868-3772).


New Voter ID Laws in PA

Posted by Amy Ludwig on April 10, 2012 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

ALL voters will be required to show a photo ID before voting at a polling place in the November 2012 Election.  There will be a "soft roll-out" of this at the Primary on April 24th where you will be asked to show ID but not required to do so.  If you do not have a photo ID at the General Election, you will be given a provisional ballot.  You will then need to show photo ID within six days to Voter Services.

See a list of acceptable photo IDs.  If you do not have one of these IDs and require one for voting purposes, you may be entitled to get one FREE OF CHARGE at a PennDOT Driver License Center. NO ONE legally entitled to vote will be denied the right to do so.



WCHE, 1520AM

Posted by Amy Ludwig on January 31, 2012 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Tune your radio to WCHE 1520AM and listen to live coverage of local politics and events.  During the "Morning Magazine" show, Monday-Friday from 7-10am, there are interviews with Chester County officials and hopeful candidates.  Other shows during the day, including "Chalk Talk" which highlights our schools, are also informative.  A complete program schedule can be found at www.wche1520.com . Click here for podcasts of some past shows.

105 West Gay Street, West Chester PA 19380

Business line 610-692-3131

Call-in line 610-701-WCHE (9243) 

It's a great station to hear local news, sports, weather and traffic reports!



Posted by Amy Ludwig on January 31, 2012 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (0)

After the 2010 census, districts were reapportioned.  West Goshen was moved to the 6th Congressional district with Congressman Jim Gerlach as our representative, and we remain in the 156th district State House with Rep. Dan Truitt and the 19th district for State Sentate.  Even with the PA Supreme Court invalidating the recent redistricting lines for State districts, it does not change our area as of yet.

Click here to read more.


New Year = New Elected Officials

Posted by Amy Ludwig on December 28, 2011 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Please join us for the Swearing-in Ceremony for our Elected Officials, Common Pleas Judges, and Magisterial District Judges.

Date: Monday, January 2, 2012

Time: 10:00am

Location: Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, Philips Memorial Building, West Chester University

700 S. High Street, West Chester

A reception will immediately follow.



Support our Candidates!

Posted by Amy Ludwig on April 15, 2011 at 5:48 PM Comments comments (0)

Running a successful campaign involves time and money!  Many hours and funds are used for brochures, mailings, yard signs, websites, etc. Whatever you can give to help goes a long way!  Please take the time to find out more about the following candidates and donate as you are able.  If you also have time to give, please let us know!


District Attorney candidate, Tom Hogan

checks payable to: “Team Hogan”


Team Hogan

c/o Scot Withers, Treasurer

P.O. Box 3469

West Chester, PA 19381





Register of Wills candidate: Terri Clark


checks payable to: "Friends of Terri Clark"


Friends of Terri Clark

c/o Art Zadorzny, Treasurer

1229 Gail Road

West Chester, PA 19380





West Chester Area School Board candidates: Karen Miller, Vince Murphy, Galen Plona, Linda Raileanu and Maureen Snook


checks payable to: "Champion Education 2011"


c/o Mary Dixon-Murphy (Treasurer)


904 Dolphin Drive


Malvern, PA 19355






Posted by Amy Ludwig on March 10, 2011 at 10:25 PM Comments comments (0)

This website is designed to give West Goshen residents information about upcoming elections, and about our township in general. As Republican Committeepeople, we want to engage and inform our fellow neighbors and supporters. More information will continue to be added to this site, so check back often.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Republican Endorsements - 2011

Posted by Amy Ludwig on February 1, 2011 at 5:29 PM Comments comments (0)

Our Republican Committeepeople across Chester County have been busy researching, interviewing and voting to endorse qualified candidates for our municipal elections this year.  While the Republican County Convention is not until mid-February, some endorsements have already been given for a few local races:


(5 positions) Board of Supervisors, West Chester Area School District: Karen Miller, Vince Murphy, Galen Plona, Linda Raileanu, and Maureen Snook


(3 positions) West Goshen Township Supervisors: Jay Bowman, Ray Halvorsen and Shannon Royer


(1 position) West Goshen Auditor: Bill Christman


Congratulations to these candidates, and make sure you visit our Get Involved section for ways you can assist them in the upcoming Primary Election in May 2011!