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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

Election Officials in Oakland See High Turnout

By Mick Stinelli, Point Park News Service Reports of high voter turnout continued in Oakland where election officials at St. Regis saw over 450 voters of all ages by 4 p.m. Kathy Boykowycz, who’s worked the polls in South Oakland for over 20 years, said at 3:30 this afternoon that 223 people at arrived at her polling location at in... Read More

Monroeville Voters Weigh President’s Immigration Policies While Voting

By Payton Comunale, Point Park News Service A longtime observer at a polling place in Monroeville reported a high voter turnout today for midterm elections, and it appears that immigration was a major influencing factor for some of them. At Cleveland Stewart Elementary — a school within the Gateway School District that falls within Monroeville’s Ward 1 District 3 — voters... Read More

Packed Polls Seeking A Diverse Democracy

By Sara Rae Wisniewski, Point Park News Service In Downtown Pittsburgh, people proudly stamped on “I Voted” stickers, exiting the Carnegie Library on Smithfield Street today. The library opened its polls around 6:30 a.m., with a line out the door. Part of this crowding was caused by a breakdown of polling machine. To guarantee voters voices were accurately heard were people... Read More