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Satire | Nine ways I would have pranked the voter fraud hotline

Satire | Nine ways I would have pranked the voter fraud hotline

By Alex Dolinger, Senior Staff Columnist November 20, 2020
It is too late for senior staff columnist Alex Dolinger to call the voter fraud hotline, but it is never too late for them to capitalize on their mildly humorous ideas through this publication.
Pitt Athletics increases political participation with ‘Voting Matters’ campaign

Pitt Athletics increases political participation with ‘Voting Matters’ campaign

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer October 30, 2020
Pitt launched the Voting Matters campaign in an effort to register every single Pitt athlete to vote.
Priya Gupta voted for the first time this year but had to track down a missing ballot after it was lost in the mail on the way from New Jersey to Pittsburgh.

First-time voters feel empowered, frustrated leading up to Election Day

By Thea Barrett, Staff Writer October 28, 2020
Priya Gupta is one of the 24 million Gen Z voters who will have the opportunity to vote on Election Day. Some first-time voters at Pitt described their thought process leading up to the election and the issues that sway them the most.
Jessie Allen, an associate professor at Pitt’s School of Law, started the Pitt Law Voting Rights Project.

Voting Rights Project encourages community to take an active stance to protect democracy

By Rashi Ranjan, Staff Writer October 28, 2020
Jessie Allen, associate professor at Pitt’s School of Law, started the Pitt Law Voting Rights Project. The group promotes involvement beyond voting and educates the community about how members can contribute to maintaining election integrity.
Opinion | Election Day should be a national holiday

Opinion | Election Day should be a national holiday

By Mackenzie Oster, Staff Columnist October 27, 2020
If Election Day were a national holiday, it would help to guarantee that everyone has an equal opportunity to make it to the polls and cast their ballot.
The deadline to request a mail-in ballot is Oct. 27.

Deadline for mail-in ballot requests approaches, some students express frustration with the process

By Thea Barrett, Staff Writer October 26, 2020
The deadline to request a mail-in ballot is Tuesday, and as of Oct. 25, 250,141 out of 401,733 approved requests had already been returned according to the Allegheny County Elections website.
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall is one of the largest polling locations in Allegheny County.

A Pitt student’s guide to voting

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.
Editorial: Voting is still your civic duty, even during a pandemic

Editorial: Voting is still your civic duty, even during a pandemic

By The Pitt News Editorial Board March 24, 2020
It’s vital that everyone who is registered to vote in Pennsylvania — and anywhere else in the U.S., for that matter — keep track of the date of any and all upcoming elections and prioritize voting.
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.

Summit aims to inspire more student voters

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.
The interim Board of Elections voted last week for Allegheny County to purchase new voting equipment and software.

Editorial: Stein settlement forces problematic voting equipment vendor on Allegheny County

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 2, 2019
The deadline prompted by the settlement in Stein’s suit might not have given voters the best choice for new voting equipment.
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