The following information has been compiled to assist members of the media cover elections in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, the third largest county in the Commonwealth.
Photography is Prohibited Inside Polling Locations
The Pennsylvania Election Code limits access to the room where voting takes place to election workers, watchers, and those members of the public who are in the room for the purpose of casting a vote. No other people are permitted in that area. It is Montgomery County’s policy to not permit media to photograph inside polling places. However, photography is allowed 10 feet away from polling places outdoors.
Polling Place Recommendations for Media
Media seeking polling places with potentially larger turnouts should refer to the County's polling place list. Polling places where multiple precincts report are usually best to capture larger numbers of in-person voters. As a reminder, photography must be 10 feet away from the entrance of the polling place.
Vote Counting Operations for Mail-in and Absentee Ballots
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania's vote counting operations for mail-in and absentee ballots occurs at the Human Services Center located at 1430 Dekalb Street, Norristown, PA 19401. Media is not permitted inside; however live shots outside are permitted.