September 26, 2012 —
The Wayne County Democratic Party opened its Honesdale election headquarters on Thursday, September 20. The office, which will be open daily from 10 a.m. to late night hours, is located at 533 Main Street, the former site of Quality Printing.
“Voters will be able to get window signs, bumper stickers, lawn signs, buttons and other election paraphernalia free,” said Mark Graziadio, party chairman.
Volunteers will be in attendance to answer voters’ questions and utilize a phone bank to make calls to local residents in favor of the Obama election effort. For the last three weeks, volunteers have been making calls from the Harvey Agency on Main Street every Wednesday evening.
It is urged that, if possible, volunteers use their own cell phones, thereby saving the campaign money for other eventualities.
“We are looking for as many volunteers as we can get,” Graziadio said. “Anyone wishing to make phone calls, canvass local residents’ homes or do some data entry can come here to volunteer.”
The center will also take donations from residents to support the Democrat election effort, he said.
On the other side of the ticket, the headquarters for the Wayne County Republican Committee kicked off its Election 2012 efforts on September 6 with the grand opening of its Republican Victory Center at 922 Church Street in Honesdale.
U.S. Senator Patrick Toomey was a special guest at the event.
“Wayne County voters are excited about this election,” said GOP chairman Michael Lehutsky. “It was great to have Senator Toomey take the time out of his busy schedule to join us as we opened our new Victory Center.”
State Representative Sandra Major also attended the event.
Major, who’s currently seeking re-election as the representative from the 111th District encompassing much of Northern Wayne County, said, “I was very pleased with the voter excitement in Wayne County and the number of people who came to the grand opening. I think it’s a positive sign of the type of voter turnout we can expect in November. It’s great to see people take such an active interest in their government.”
The Wayne County Republican Victory Center will serve as a point for the distribution of campaign materials and the coordination of other campaign related efforts including door knocking, voter turnout, meetings, phone calls and
coordinating transportation of county residents for purposes of obtaining photo ID or voting at the polls on election day.
Wayne County residents interested in volunteering or in need of transportation can contact Lehutsky at 570/253-3800.