Penn State students prepare to vote this week

Story posted November 6, 2022 in CommRadio, News by Alison Patton

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State students are getting ready to hit the polls Tuesday in the HUB-Roberson Center. The cost of voting can be too much effort or time for voters who don’t believe their votes will matter.

Charlotte Budis is preparing to vote for the first time in this upcoming election.

“What’s happened in recent years has shown that our vote really does matter on an individual level. The more we get that vote out there, the better,” Budis said.

The outcome of the midterm election is going to affect social issues, but that may not be enough to get the younger generations to vote. Budis is a second-year majoring in veterinary science and is willing to put the time in to be an educated voter.

“We’re living in Pennsylvania, in Centre County, so what we do and vote for inside our county is really what’s going to be affecting us the most,” Budis said.

The polling precinct will be open for in-person voting from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Nov. 8. 

Alison Patton is a second-year majoring in broadcast journalism, To contact her, email