Why Vote?

Story/Video posted November 28, 2017 in News by Jeremy Stonesifer


STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Not even snow could keep Centre County voters from heading to the polls as Election Day in Pennsylvania took place across the state. Students of Penn State and residents of Penn State cast votes for State College mayor, borough councils, school board of directors, and state representatives in Harrisburg.

The most important election in the area was the election of the mayor of State College. After 8 years, then current Mayor Elizabeth Goreham announced back in February that she would not run for a third term. Mayor candidates Don Hahn and Michael Black visited the HUB-Robeson Center at Penn State to campaign.

Since this isn’t a presidential election year, many ask “Why vote?” At St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, students who live in State College still came out and voted.

“It’s an easy way to make a difference in your community,” says Noah Rubin, a voter at St. Paul’s. “It’s not that much of a commitment but you can still make an important difference.”

Many voters came through the doors of the Church and said they were there to complete their civic duty and vote.

As of 2pm on Election Day, 42 voters had come out and cast their vote. The polls opened at 7am all across Pennsylvania and closed at 8pm.