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Nora Blithe Runsdorf has been an election judge for the past 39 years for Pittsburgh Ward 4 District 7.

Election judges play key role in helping Election Day run smoothly

By Colm Slevin, Staff Writer October 28, 2020
Nora Blithe Runsdorf has served as an election judge for 39 years and is responsible for helping train poll workers and answering all questions that come up and run a fair and clean election on Election Day.
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.

NextGen voters turned away at polls

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

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

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...

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)

Students lament low voter turnout at local elections

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”...

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