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A Pitt student’s guide to voting

Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall is one of the largest polling locations in Allegheny County.

By Nathan Fitchett, Staff Writer

October 19, 2020

Voters in Pennsylvania have the potential to decide the outcome of one of the most important swing states in the country. With deadlines quickly approaching, it’s helpful to know exactly how to make your vote count.

‘Stanning,’ not ‘settling’: Pitt for Biden works to mobilize students on campus

Pitt for Biden is a new student group focused on turning out the vote for the 2020 Democratic presidential ticket.

By Rashi Ranjan, Staff Writer

October 12, 2020

Founded in April as a branch of the Students for Biden program, Pitt for Biden educates students on Biden’s policies, hosts discussions with political figures and helps new voters register and feel confident in the process.

‘Put our vote where our mouth is’: Black Senate hosts voter registration workshop

The Black senate hosted the Thursday night workshop in hopes of better engaging Pitt’s Black student population in the upcoming Nov. 3 election.

By Nathan Fitchett, Staff Writer

October 9, 2020

Destiny Mann, president of the Black Senate and vice president of the Black Action Society, urged students at a virtual voter registration workshop to make their voices heard come election day.

Editorial | Pennsylvania’s ‘election integrity’ panel lacks integrity

Editorial | Pennsylvania’s ‘election integrity’ panel lacks integrity

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 2, 2020

If state house Republicans really want to make sure the upcoming election has “integrity,” they should focus on tangible problems like easing voter suppression and removing technical mail-in ballot rules.

Opinion | Win with Warren

Opinion | Win with Warren

By Devi Ruia, Senior Staff Columnist

March 1, 2020

She is the best person to serve as president of the United States.

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.

Grad student unionization vote declared inconclusive

The Pitt graduate student union election results were announced on April 26.

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

April 26, 2019

The Pitt Graduate Student Organizing Committee’s three-year unionization campaign led to a final vote last week meant to determine whether or not the university's graduate student population wanted a union. But after the ballot count was revealed today, they’ll have to wait a little while longer. ...

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,...

SGB debate funding for student event

(Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer

February 14, 2018

During Student Government Board’s weekly public meeting Tuesday night, the board had its first divided vote of the 2017-2018 school year. Executive Vice President Zuri Kent-Smith and board member Ami Fall opposed the funding of the Students for Liberty and Engineering Business Administration event, ...

Editorial: PA ballot question doesn’t solve property tax problem

Becky Cunningham casts her ballot at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in State College, Pa., April 26, 2016. (Nabil K. Mark/Centre Daily Times/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 9, 2017

If you voted Tuesday in Pennsylvania’s election, you were presented with an interesting ballot question — should the state legislature allow local taxing authorities to exempt 100 percent of any family’s primary residence value when collecting taxes? Pennsylvania voted yes by a margin of 54 to 46 percent, effe...

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