Election night 2018 in voices and pictures

Story posted November 6, 2018 in News by Belisario College of Communications


Voters were still arriving to cast their ballots across Centre County as the sun set Tuesday. Photo by Morgan Campbell

Voting precincts across Centre County reported heavy turnout today as area residents ventured forth to choose a governor, a senator  and other state and local officials.

On this busy election day, people involved in the process paused to reflect on their experiences with reporters from the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications. One candidate said the number of voters took his breath away. An election judge said he knows every vote counts from personal experience. He elected himself to the position he holds today by writing in his name on a ballot cast in 2017.

Here are the voices and images of Election Day 2018. (View more multimedia coverage, including 360-degree video at Election*Day.


3:30 p.m. | This candidate says record turnout takes his breath away



Afternoon | No line where she cast her ballot



Afternoon | A really absent ballot


Afternoon | Meanwhile, back at campaign headquarters ...



12:22 p.m. | A vote for vets



12:14 p.m. | This generation needs to make our voices heard



11:00 a.m. | Voting is the right thing to do



10:40 a.m. | Getting out the vote



9 a.m. | His vote definitely made a difference



Alex Zhao, Inspector of Elections, shares why voting is important and what it means to him! #comm481election2018

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8:30 a.m. | Signs of voting ahead