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Point Park Students Get Out To Vote

By Andrew Brinker, Point Park News Service Students woke up early this morning but not just to get to class. Instead, hundreds, maybe more than ever before, headed to the Epiphany Catholic Church in Downtown Pittsburgh, the designated polling place for those registered to vote on campus. By early afternoon, the Catholic church was packed with voters. The line formed... Read More

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