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Health Care on the Minds of Voters

By Kelsey Paulus, Point Park News Service The constant sound of the radio scanner in No. 4 Engine House did not seem to stop democracy today. With three voting machines and five welcoming women running the polls, voters flowed in and out throughout Election Day in the mid-afternoon. Fifty-four-year-old Tonya Payne, whose usual work duties are as a safety manager,... Read More

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... Read More

A Quiet Firehouse Turned Polling Station

By Megan McKenzie, Point Park News Service On a rainy Election Day morning at 9 o’clock, voter turnout at the No. 4 Engine House on 1324 Forbes Ave. in Pittsburgh was shockingly scarce. This year’s midterm election is estimated to have one of the highest voter turnouts for those under 35 years old in Pennsylvania’s history. Observations at this polling... Read More

Strip District Voters Stress Importance of Election

By Geoli Yeager, Point Park News Service At about 3 o’clock the polling place at the EMS Training Center was quiet. Autumn leaves danced around the small concrete parking lot as the wind blew strongly. Many people came through going in and coming out 10 minutes later with “I Voted” stickers on their shirts. Experts are predicting this midterm election... Read More