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Voters Show Up and Show Out In Lawrenceville

By Tiara Strong, Point Park News Service

As the lunchtime rush hour for most people approached, voters are rushing into the Lutheran Church of Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood.

“So far, 203 voters here have cast their ballots already,” said Judge of Elections, Pam Scoggins.

But there was no line to vote as of 12 p.m. at the Lutheran Church. People were able to walk in and cast their votes within two minutes and walk back out.

In Pittsburgh’s Hill District neighborhood, the parking lot to the Robert E. Williams’ Park is packed. The line is tight as voters filed in and out of the community building to cast their ballots.

“It is a beautiful day in the neighborhood to vote,” said LaRae Williams, a long-time resident of the Hill District.

The Robert E. William’s polling place is split into two different divisions from the Fifth Ward. As of noon, the total number of voters from both divisions totaled 212, split 116 from the 8th Division and 96 from the 7th Division.

“We always have a big turnout,” said the Judge of Elections, Carla Duncan.

The polls are open until 8 p.m. so voters getting off work will still have a chance to cast their votes.


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