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Voter Turnout ‘Excellent’ Says Ligonier Judge of Elections

By Carley Bonk, Point Park News Service

Angela McDonnell has been fulfilling her duties as Judge of Elections in her hometown of Ligonier, Pa., for over a decade.

But this midterm election in particular carried weight, she said.

“The turnout has been excellent,” McDonnell said. “Today’s midterm affects the national picture. There’s been a great interest and seriousness surrounding the issues in this election.”

Ligonier’s Town Hall poll workers saw nearly 700 voters out of over 1,200 registered in the district. With over 60 percent of registered voters showing up to the polls, McDonnell noted some trends.

“There have been a lot of young people and new residents,” she said.

McDonnell loves when the polling station stays busy though, “There’s nothing worse than being idle.”

She doesn’t plan on giving up her civic responsibilities anytime soon. McDonnell was elected for a four-year term, and she’s only halfway through.

“My favorite part is seeing the turnout of interested voters,” she said. “I always believe you have no right to complain if you don’t vote.”

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