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NextGen voters turned away at polls

Abigael Medina, 19, of Chicago, registers for voter information with NextGen Climate Illinois at the Logan Square Centennial Monument in Chicago on July 16, 2016.

By Erica Guthrie, Staff Writer

November 19, 2018

Some students were confused and frustrated when they couldn’t vote after registering with NextGen America. NextGen America registered thousands of students to vote on Pitt’s campus — though some were still turned away at the polls.

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...

Students lament low voter turnout at local elections

Students and community members voted in Posvar Hall Tuesday. About 80 people cast their vote at the polling station. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Senior Staff Photographer)

By Hannah Schneider, For The Pitt News

November 8, 2017

After last year’s presidential election results, Zoe Kovacs didn’t expect to be one of the only people at the polls Tuesday. But when she showed up at Posvar Hall at 2 p.m., she was “appalled” to find she was only the 40th person to show up. “[The poll workers] were all cheering, ...

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