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

South Side Market House Voters Hopeful This Election

By Mitchell Drake, Point Park News Service Small waves of hopeful voters floated into the South Side Market House this morning despite the heavy voter turnout predicted for this midterm election. The long historic hall was mostly only populated with kitsch fall décor and the smiling faces of volunteer poll workers. The hall lacked signs, fliers or campaign advocates promoting... Read More

Voters in Monroeville Voice Opinions on Trump

By Christiana Cates, Point Park News Service Voters gathered today at the Municipal Building in Monroeville to participate in the General Election which serves Ward 6 District 9. Voters assembled themselves in a room with the two lines reaching out into the lobby. At 1:15 p.m., the location was mildly crowded, with voters moving toward the seven machines resembling black... 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

Healthcare On the Minds Of Young Voters

By Max McAuley, Point Park News Service The line of voters coiled within the basement of Epiphany Church of Pittsburgh this afternoon to vote in the midterm election. This midterm election has received more attention than those in the past, particularly from young voters in Pennsylvania who created a registration record for the state. Epiphany Church services students at Point Park... Read More