Turnout was light around the city Tuesday afternoon, according to poll workers. That also seemed to be the case county-wide, according to Northampton County Registrar Dee Rumsey.
On the local level, it's kind of a quiet election. All of the Easton Area School Board races were decided in the primary.
There's one city-wide race, with two candidates competing to fill the seat left vacant by the resignation of Councilman Mike Fleck last summer.
But even then, the term "city-wide" isn't totally accurate: it's voters in the West Ward who will decide the winner.
On the Republican ticket there's Kim Yedlosky, a long-time West Ward resident and corrections officer and first time candidate. She lists crime, parking and abandoned housing as the things she'd hope to tackle if elected.
"I’ve just seen the neighborhood deteriorate," she said. I’ve seen crime explode. I’ve seen my neighbors move out.”
On the Democratic side there's Jim Edigner, who's been filling Fleck's seat since July. Edigner is the former chairman of the Easton Zoning Hearing Board.
“As much as downtown is changing for the better," he said when he announced his candidacy, "I want to bring that change to every part of Easton, to make this City a better place to live for all residents."
Council members Roger Ruggles and Sandra Vulcano are both on the ballot, but are unopposed.
There are county-wide races as well. County Executive John Stoffa's term ends at the end of the year, and two men are hoping to replace him: Bethlehem Mayor John Callahan on the Democratic ballot, and Bangor Mayor John Brown for the Republicans.
Meanwhile, 10 candidates—five Democrats, five Republicans—are seeking five open spots on Northampton County Council.
The Democrats are:
- Christen Borso, a Bethlehem business owner and member of the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission.
- Ronald Heckman, a former councilman and director of human services from Bethlehem.
- Deborah Hunter, a former Nazareth Area School Board member.
- Tom O'Donnell, a former Lower Nazareth supervisor.
- Gerald Seyfried, a former county executive and councilman from Lower Nazareth.
- Mat Benol, a former Tea Party Chairman from Palmer Township.
- Peg Ferraro of Bushkill Township, the only incumbent in the race.
- Glenn Geisinger, a businessman from Plainfield Township.
- Hayden Phillips, first time candidate and Hewitt Packard project manager from Lower Nazareth.
- Seth Vaughn, a Bethlehem phyisican's assistant who ran for county council in 2012.
Here's a list of all the city's polling places, courtesy of Northampton County:
- Second Ward -- Trinity Episcopal Church at 234 Spring Garden St.
- Third Ward, 2nd District -- College Hill Presbyterian, 501 Brodhead St.
- Third Ward, 3rd District -- Corner Stone Church, 411 March St.
- Third Ward, 4th District -- New Life Pentecostal Church, 510 W. Burke St.
- Fourth Ward -- First Moravian Church, 225 N. 10th St.
- Fifth Ward -- Walter House, 215 Michael Koury Place
- Sixth and Seventh Ward -- Easton Area Community Center, Ninth and Washington streets
- Eighth Ward, western and eastern districts -- Temple Covenant of Peace, 1451 Northampton St.
- Ninth Ward -- Easton Area Neighborhood Center, 902 Old Philadelphia Road.
- Tenth Ward, eastern and western districts -- Senior Center, Seitz and Berwick streets.
- Eleventh Ward -- St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 610 W. Beriwck St.
- Twelfth Ward -- Shiloh Chapel, 201 Thomas Bright Ave.
If you're not sure where to vote, the Pennsylvania Department of State has you covered.
Visit their website, which allows voters to find polling places by entering their county, city, street and house number into a search engine.