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3 ways to request a mail-in ballot for Pa. primary on June 2

Due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, Pennsylvania has allowed mail-in ballots for anyone who requests one.

By Ashton Crawley, Senior Staff Writer

May 19, 2020

In Allegheny County, there are three ways to apply for a mail-in ballot for the rescheduled June 2 primary. Voters must apply before a May 26 deadline for a mail-in ballot to receive one.

Summit aims to inspire more student voters

Assistant director of campus partnerships for the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge Ryan Drysdale gives remarks at the Western Pennsylvania Student Voting Summit in the William Pitt Union Saturday afternoon.

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

February 16, 2020

Students and seasoned volunteers, met at the nonpartisan Western Pennsylvania Student Voting Summit in the William Pitt Union ballroom on Saturday. Their aim was to collaborate on registering the most voters before the April 13 deadline for the Pennsylvania Democratic primary on April 28.

Pitt students cast their votes in the 2019 General Election

November 6, 2019

Pitt students discuss the decisions they made while voting in the 2019 general election.

Opinion | Candidate “electability” argument isn’t relevant

Presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., speaks at a round table discussion and press conference at the Georgia state capitol on May 16 to discuss abortion bans in Georgia and across the country. Georgia was the fourth state this year to pass anti-abortion

By Devi Ruia, Staff Columnist

May 28, 2019

People don’t seem to understand what they’re saying when they talk about electability or what a self-fulfilling prophecy it becomes, and voting for the candidate they deem most “electable” in the Democratic primary instead of the candidate they genuinely want isn’t a good way to go about things.

Grad students will decide union question starting April 15

An election to determine whether or not Pitt graduate students will unionize will begin the week of April 15.

By Joanna Li, News Editor

March 25, 2019

PLRB announced on Thursday the dates and times of polling locations on campus. The election is intended to allow more than 2,000 graduate students to vote to join a union. In order to form a union, a simple majority of the grad student population, or more than 50 percent, needs to vote yes.

Gallery: 2019 SGB Election

SGB presidential candidates Zechariah Brown (front) and Albert Tanjaya hug after the announcement of Tuesday's election results.

By Hannah Heisler and Thomas Yang

February 20, 2019

Zechariah Brown will serve as president of Pitt’s Student Government Board during the 2019-20 school year, after winning 62 percent of the vote against Albert Tanjaya Tuesday. Brown said he felt “grateful and thankful and overwhelmed” when Katie McLaughlin, chair of SGB’s Elections Committee,...

Trump seeks to end recounts in Florida’s Senate and governor elections, and alleges fraud without evidence

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump disembark from Air Force One in Coraopolis around 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

By Eli Stokols | Los Angeles Times

November 12, 2018

President Donald Trump on Monday called for a halt to recounts in Florida, where Republican candidates for Senate and governor lead. He alleged without evidence that Democratic candidates' gains were the result of fraud. The president's statement, in a morning tweet, contradicted Florida officials...

Gallery: Lamb vs Saccone

Carol Ferguson (left) and Dale Cable (right), both lifelong Mt. Lebanon residents, have volunteered for campaigns for much of their life — Ferguson for Republicans and Cable for Democrats. (Photo by John Hamilton | Managing Editor)

By John Hamilton and Christian Snyder | TPN Staff

March 14, 2018

Voters in Pennsylvania’s 18th District cast their ballots Tuesday for Conor Lamb or Rick Saccone, but election workers couldn’t count absentee ballots fast enough to declare a winner by midnight.   ...

Lamb vs. Saccone: National attention on Pa’s 18th District

Voters head into Lincoln Elementary School in My. Lebanon Tuesday afternoon. (Photo by John Hamilton / Managing Editor)

By John Hamilton / Managing Editor

March 13, 2018

Voters are going to the polls today in Pennsylvania’s 18th District to decide between Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone in a uncharacteristically close race in the deeply Republican district. The 18th District favored President Donald Trump by 20 points in 2016, but polls show a v...

Erika Strassburger wins District 8 special election

Erika Strassburger talks to reporters after greeting friends, family and staff at her victory party after winning Tuesday's special election (Photo by Christian Snyder | Multimedia Editor)

By Christian Snyder, Multimedia Editor

March 7, 2018

Independent candidate Erika Strassburger will succeed Dan Gilman on Pittsburgh City Council after District 8 voters handed her a decisive victory Tuesday. Strassburger finished with 64 percent of the vote, more than double her closest opponent, Democratic nominee and East Liberty restaurant owner Sonja Finn, who finished with 28 percent. ...

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