Last minute handy overview of each candidate (the end!)

(The last in a series of posts on candidates for election . . . Sigh)

Election Day is TODAY!

If you have any energy left, you can review the Gadfly series of Q&A’s with candidates, the like of which you can get nowhere else, on these pairs of posts in the candidates series: 51, 45/44, 36/35, 31/30, 26/25, 24/23, 20/19, 17/16.

D’ya need a quick refresher on the candidates for the important Bethlehem City Council election tomorrow?

The brief but excellent introductions by the Bethlehem City Democratic Committee at the candidate forum will serve beautifully.

Only 10 minutes total — give a listen.

Michael Colon (2:21), J. William Reynolds (3:45), Carol Ritter (5:30), David Saltzer (6:53), and Paige Van Wirt (8:33) are running for the three 4yr. Council Seats.

 

Will Carpenter (0:00) and Grace Crampsie Smith (1:08) are running for the one 2yr. seat.

 

If you have any energy left, you can review the Gadfly series of Q&A’s with candidates, the like of which you can get nowhere else, on these pairs of posts in the candidates series: 45/44, 36/35, 31/30, 26/25, 24/23, 20/19, 17/16.

Vote tomorrow and vote informed!

and good luck to all!

It’s been a great ride!

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The Bethlehem City Council election: GET BEYOND THE YARD SIGNS!

It’s election season!

One of the primary purposes of the Gadfly project is to foster not only voting but, most importantly, informed voting.

How many times have even the most responsible citizens been faced with a relative lack of substantive information about candidates and found themselves voting on the basis of a yard sign, a pretty face, a familiar name? "Attack of the political signs!"

This is particularly true as in-depth newspaper coverage of Bethlehem politics has gradually lessened.

Gadfly aims to be a resource for getting beyond all that to a solid basis for your vote.

See the “Candidates for election” thread under Topics on the sidebar or under Serious Issues on the top menu where you will find around 50 posts (some with video and audio) helping you to know the candidates better.

Note especially a series of Q&A’s, the like of which you can get nowhere else, on these pairs of posts in the candidates series: 51, 45/44, 36/35, 31/30, 26/25, 24/23, 20/19, 17/16.

Please spend time here and significantly increase the value of your vote.

And, if you are a new visitor, consider following by clicking the button at the top of the sidebar or following on Facebook @TheBethlehemGadfly.

Ed Gallagher

 

 

Absentee ballot deadline looms

Vote Tuesday May 21

Voting and, more importantly, informed voting is a big part of the Gadfly project.

Gadfly and the City Council candidates have spent a lot of time presenting information to you on which to make informed choices.

If you can’t be physically present, you can submit an absentee ballot.

The deadline for picking up the ballot is a week before the election.

That means if you need an absentee ballot, you should do it tomorrow, Monday, May 13.

Northampton County: Northampton County Voter Registration

Lehigh County: Lehigh County Voter Registration

Don’t be an election pooper.

Gadfly thanks to follower Kate for a reminder about this.