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The 2020 Census is in the Final Homestretch: Help Spread the Word!

With less than one week to go until the 2020 Census deadline, we need all our residents to be counted by September 30.

Census takers are currently visiting households that have not yet responded. According to the latest 2020 Census report, almost 97% of Pennsylvanians have been counted, including 28% through field visits. You can see the-self-response rates here.or check out the follow–up rates by area census offices.

It has never been easier to respond to the census, whether online at 2020census.gov, by phone at 844-330-2020, or by mailing back your paper questionnaire. Please continue to remind residents, friends, family members, co-workers, and neighbors to make sure they are counted!

PennDOT Resumes Issuance of REAL ID

PennDOT Resumes Issuance of REAL ID

                      Federal enforcement will begin October 1, 2021

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that it has resumed issuing REAL IDs at reopened Driver License Centers offering driver license services throughout the state.

PennDOT paused REAL ID issuance throughout the state in March 2020 out of an abundance of caution and in the interest of public health, due to COVID-19. Additionally, the federal Department of Homeland Security postponed the enforcement date for REAL ID from October 1, 2020 to October 1, 2021 in response to COVID-19 and the national emergency declaration.

REAL ID is optional in Pennsylvania.  There is no requirement that any resident obtain a REAL ID; PennDOT continues to offer standard-issue driver’s licenses and photo IDs.

Customers have three options for obtaining a REAL ID product: Customers may order their REAL ID online if they have been pre-verified and their REAL ID product will be mailed to them within 15 business days; they can visit any PennDOT Driver’s License Center that is open for driver license services, have their documents verified and imaged, and their REAL ID product will be mailed to them within 15 business days; or they can visit one of 12 REAL ID Centers and receive their REAL ID product over the counter at the time of service.  For details on pre-verification and other REAL ID information, please visit https://www.dmv.pa.gov/realid/pages/default.aspx.

REAL ID is a federal law that affects how states issue driver’s licenses and ID cards if they are going to be acceptable for federal purposes. A federally-acceptable form of identification (whether it’s a Pennsylvania REAL ID driver’s license or ID card, a valid U.S. Passport/Passport Card, a military ID, etc.) must now be used on and after October 1, 2021 as identification to board a commercial flight or visit a secure federal building that requires a federally acceptable form of identification ID for access.

 

Wanted…

STPA_Blood_Drive

Schuylkill Township Police Association’s 2020 Blood Drive

DATES: Monday, September 28th
Tuesday, September 29th
TIMES: 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Calvary Bible Church
110 Valley Park Road, Phoenixville PA
Map It!
SIGN UP: https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=STP

On behalf of the Schuylkill Township Police Association, thank you.

Officer Jim Hennessey

Frequently Asked Questions About Giving Blood

The Red Cross suggests that all donors eat at least four hours within giving blood and drink plenty of fluids prior to and after making a donation.

PLEASE WEAR A MASK

Contact Officer Jim Hennessy at jhennessy@schuylkillpd.org for more information

 

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event-October 10, 2020

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

Saturday October 10, 2020
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Government Services Building
601 Westtown Road, West Chester PA 19382-4958

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PRE-REGISTRATION IS NOW REQUIRED FOR ALL EVENTS AS PER DEP DURING THE PUBLIC HEALTH RESTRICTIONS IN THE “GREEN PHASE”

DEP REQUIRES  PRE-REGISTRATION TO LIMIT CAPACITY AT EVENTS (in green phase). Everyone needs to secure a time slot THROUGH REGISTRATION. Information with direct registration links may be found here and also on the Chester County Solid Waste Authority website page:  https://www.chestercountyswa.org/117/Household-Hazardous-Waste

YOU MUST SHOW YOUR REGISTRATION TICKET AND PLEASE WEAR A MASK.  MATERIALS IN TRUNK OF CAR. STAY IN YOUR CAR. STAFF WILL REMOVE YOUR MATERIALS.

Businesses and contractors will be turned away.

Accepted and Not Accepted Material list

Questions?  Contact the Chester County Solid Waste Authority

ADDITIONAL COLLECTION DATES MAY BE FOUND AT THE 2020 SOUTHEASTER REGIONAL HHW EVENTS.

Environmental Advisory Council Meeting September 22, 2020

Schuylkill Township Environmental Advisory Council Virtual Meeting

September 22, 2020
7:00 PM EDT
DRAFT AGENDA

Register now!

The September 21, 2020 Historical Commission meeting will be held virtually via GoToWebinar. Residents who wish to attend virtually will have the option to call in and listen to the live audio of the meeting, or attend through a webinar link to access both live audio and video. Attendees will be muted but will have the option to submit questions in writing on the webinar platform throughout the meeting. Additionally, residents are invited to submit any questions or comments in advance of the meeting by emailing them to admin@schuylkilltwp.org.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Attendees may also call 1 (213) 929-4212 for audio access. The webinar ID is 321-322-643 and the audio access code is 306-990-719.

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REGISTRATION
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2968590545243813648
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
https://support.goto.com/webinar/help/system-requirements-for-attendees-g2w010003?c

Your Vote = Your Voice: Important Election Information

VOTING SAFELY IN 2020

Telephone Town Hall Series sponsored by Rep. Chrissy Houlahan

  • Tuesday, 9/22 at 3:15pm
  • Wednesday, 9/30 at 3:30pm
  • Tuesday, 10/6 at 3:30pm
  • Wednesday, 10/14 at 3:15pm
  • Thursday, 10/22 at 4:00pm
  • Monday 10/26 at 5:00pm

To join any of these town halls, please dial 855-731-4616.

Important 2020 General Election Dates/Deadlines

  • October 19th – Last day to register to vote for the 2020 General Election. Check your registration here. You can find more information and register online here.
  • October 27th – Last day to apply for a mail-in or civilian absentee ballot. Check the status of your mail-in or absentee ballot here.
  • November 3rd – Election Day (polls open 7am – 8pm)
  • November 6th – Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive mail-in and civilian absentee ballots.
  • November 10th – Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive military and overseas ballots postmarked before November 3rd.

Ways to Vote this Election

  1. Early In-Person Voting
  2. Vote by mail/absentee
  3. Vote In-Person on Election Day

What is Early, In-Person Voting?

  • Go to your Board of Elections Office and request to vote early. You will be given a mail-in ballot that you may fill out privately. After filling out the ballot and properly sealing it in the security envelope, you will hand it back to the officials.
  • You may also bring your mail-in ballot to the Board of Elections Office to turn in.
  • Early, In-Person Voting is not yet available, but will be once ballots are printed mid-September-early October. It will end at 5pm on October 27th.
  • Before you go: Call ahead to make sure ballots are printed and ready and check the hours for your Board of Elections Office.
  • Available at your County’s Board of Elections Office:
    • Chester County: 601 Westtown Rd., Suite 150, West Chester, PA 19380; (610) 344-6410

How to Vote By Mail

  1. Apply for a mail-in ballot online, by mail, or in-person.
  2. Once you are approved, your County Board of Elections will mail you your mail-in ballot.
  3. Turn in your ballot by mail or by handing it in at your County’s Board of Elections. It must be received on or before 5pm on November 6th.

How to Vote In-Person

  1. Check your registration status. You must be registered by October 19th to vote in this election.
  2. Check your polling location here.
  3. Get prepared to vote. Wear a mask, bring your own pen, and bring an ID if it’s your first time voting at your polling location (note: if the physical location of your polling place has changed, but your home address has not, you do not need an ID).
  4. Go to your polling location! Polls are open from 7am to 8pm. All voters in line by 8pm can vote in the election.

More information and forms may be found on the Schuylkill Township Voting webpage