Music Hath Charms to Sooth the Nervous Delaware County Voter

David Bjorkgren
Musicians from NY City Local 802 perform outside the Delaware County Courthouse. Image via Tyger Williams, The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Their sign read, “Thanks for Voting. Musicians of NY City Local 802.”

Musicians from New York City drove down to Delaware County Thursday, Oct. 22, and parked themselves in front of the Media Courthouse to promote voting, reports Tyger Williams for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

The combined group included musicians from the New York Philharmonic, American Ballet Theater, Broadway and the New York Metropolitan Opera.

You can see the video here.  The video for The Philadelphia Inquirer was created by Tyger Wiliams, edited by Raishad Hardnett.

The pleasant sound of the musicians was hopefully a comfort to county voters and workers at the courthouse facing an election and a turnout like no one’s seen in recent history.

Delaware County has received a record number of requests for vote-by-mail ballots, with 140,000 mail-in ballots going out to Delaware County voters as of Oct. 23.

Nearly 55,000 vote-by-mail ballots have been scanned as of Oct. 23 by the Delaware County Bureau of Elections. That includes mail-in and absentee ballots received by mail, at the county’s Voter Service Centers and from ballot drop boxes scattered around the county.

At the state level, the number of registered voters stand at 9 million, a record high number, according to the Pennsylvania State Department.

Delaware County voters can visit the Election Ballot Status tracker on the Pennsylvania Voter Services website at to confirm the status of their ballot.

Voters can also visit any Delaware County Voter Service Center, to discuss the status of their vote-by-mail.

For Delaware County Nov. 3 election and voting information, visit Delco Votes!

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