Wednesday night, Collingswood's second-ever Get Out the Vote party secured almost 9,000 votes for the borough in Reader's Digest's We Hear You America contest.
From 4:30 to 8:30 p.m., residents occupied the private upstairs party room at Casona of Collingswood—who supplied a complimentary buffet to all voters—casting votes on laptops, mobile phones and other handheld devices.
Voters who support Collingswood in the We Hear You America contest bring the borough closer to landing a spot in Reader's Digest's top eight towns in America—and the chance to win Reader's Digest funding for town improvements.
With Collingswood clocking in at exactly 342,150 votes t 6 p.m. Wednesday, voter support skyrocketed, ending the evening at 9 p.m.—and pushing the borough to 350,755 votes.
Wednesday's 8,650-vote increase bumped Collingswood to the contest's number 14 spot.
Residents are reminded to keep voting—votes may be cast an unlimited number of times—until the contest ends on March 1.