2012 ELECTION RESULTS - Hellertown and Lower Saucon Township (unofficial)*
*The following presidential and Congressional results are inclusive of Hellertown wards 1, 2 and 3 and Lower Saucon Township wards 1-8.
**The 136th State House district includes Hellertown wards 1, 2 and 3 and Lower Saucon Township wards 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6.
***The 131st State House district includes Lower Saucon Township wards 4, 7 and 8. .
For complete unofficial Northampton County election results by precinct for the races listed below, click here.Race Democratic Candidates Results Republican Candidates Results U.S. President
Obama-Biden3892 Romney-Ryan 4250 U.S. Senate
Bob Casey3995 Tom Smith 3927
Rick Daugherty3320 Charlie Dent 4677 PA Attorney General Kathleen Kane 3984 David Freed 3825 PA Auditor General Eugene DePasquale 3460 John Maher 4073 PA Treasurer Robert McCord 3671 Diana Vaughn 3864 131st State House Kevin Deely 852 Justin Simmons 1282 136th State House Bob Freeman 3737
Original story follows:
UPDATE - 3pm: So far today turnout at most Saucon Valley polling places appears to be relatively light for a presidential election year. Voters who have shared their experiences on Hellertown Patch's Facebook page say there have been limited wait times.
Polls have shown the presidential race between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney tightening in the days before the Tuesday election.
In the last two presidential elections in Saucon Valley, Hellertown gave the nod to Democrats while Lower Saucon Township preferred Republicans.
Democrats John Kerry in 2004 and Barack Obama in 2008 won in Hellertown. Kerry beat President George W. Bush, 1,530 to 1,118, while then-Sen. Obama beat Sen. John McCain, 1,602 to 1,043.
Lower Saucon was Republican country for Bush, who beat Kerry 3,082 to 2,582, and for McCain, who beat Obama by less than 100 votes, 2,972 to 2,890.
In both elections, Hellertown mirrored the voters of its larger neighbor, Bethlehem, where Kerry defeated Bush, 18,029 to 11,882, and Obama trounced McCain, 21,616 to 10,186.
For a look at all the candidates in all the races, check out our Hellertown-Lower Saucon Patch Election Guide.