Election 2014 in video and pictures: Evening

Story posted November 4, 2014 in Election 2014 by College of Communications.

Centre County residents began voting at 7 a.m. today in an election that will determine the next governor of Pennsylvania. Voters were still arriving at the polls after sunset.

The volunteer


Terry Nolls volunteers at her local precinct and expects to work 14 hours on Election Day. She says she volunteers on Election Day because she believes in democracy and it gives her a chance to serve the community she loves.

~ Greg Surine

The Campaigner


Joe Ralbovsky is the Communications Director for the Kerith Strano Taylor Congressional campaign. For the past two weeks he has been going house-to-house to urge people to vote. Today he has helped students find their designated voting polls.

~ Doneese Harris

Busy mayor takes time out to vote


After a day of campaigning, State College Mayor Elizabeth Goreham, headed to the polls this evening to vote. She said she was pleased with the voter turnout she had seen today, both on campus and downtown. Goreham has served as mayor of State College since 2010 and is an experienced election observer. She said she realizes that voting this year is not as popular as it was during the last presidential election and may be even less next year's municipal elections. She says it is important for voters' voices to be heard every election day.

~ Mikel Jones

Profit motive for a poll worker


The State College Borough Building was inhabited today by a group of energetic high schoolers eager to take the day off school, work as poll attendants and get paid. Gaby Rosado, a senior at Bellefonte area high school says this restless group had been at work since 5 o'clock this morning and are expected to stay till about 10 o'clock that night. Despite the long hours, Gaby and the group are committed to "Getting Dat Money."

~ Donavon Stadel

Campaigning for Conklin


Todd Brown and others took time out of his day off in order to help volunteer at the Knights of Columbus on Strafford Drive in State College. Brown works for State Representative Scott Conklin On Election Day he passed out notepads to would be voters. Inside of the Knights of Columbus, other volunteers walked the voters through the process and played games to keep busy during the times in which the voting traffic was slow.

~ Bradley Welle

Get Out  The Vote

A state college resident, budding political activist, and state college Democratic party volunteer, Natalya Meyer spent her election day rallying voters for the Democratic cause. Natalya spent most of the afternoon into the evening trying to attract voters by dancing outside of the HUB Robeson Center. Natayla fears that low voter turn out among Penn State students could be a sign that they feel their vote doesn’t make a difference. Natayla disagrees and believes every person’s vote in every election matters.

~ Meghan Snyder



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About the Contributors

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Mikel Jones

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Mikel Jones is a senior majoring in broadcast journalism at Penn State with a minor in sociology. He is very passionate about the news industry and hopes to become a reporter after graduation. Mikel has interned for ABC-WPBF 25 News in West Palm Beach, Florida and NBC 4 in Washington, DC. At Penn State, he has hosted two talk shows on ComRadio and is currently a reporter with PSN News. Mikel also serves as the Director of Communications for Lion Ambassadors and was a Communications Captain for THON 2014.

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Donavon Stadel

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

I have a strong interest in comedy writing and film directing.

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Doneese Harris

senior / broadcast journalism

Doneese Harris is a Senior majoring in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in English. Currently, Doneese is a reporter for The Centre County Report. She has also reported news for Comradio and PSN News. This past summer she has worked with WTAJ News in Aloonta, PA as a news intern. Upon graduation, Doneese aspires to report news back at home in New York City.

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Greg Surine

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Greg Surine is a Pennsylvania native from Montgomery County. He career goals include working in the entertainment industry with a focus in talk radio and podcasting.

He will graduate from Penn State University in May 2015 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. Greg has completed internships with CONAN in Burbank, CA; SiriusXM Radio in New York, NY; and B94.5 Radio in State College, PA.

During his college career, Greg has been the host of Radio Free Penn State: a panel-style talk show where students discuss current events and issues.

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Bradley Welles

Senior / Journalism

My name is Bradley Welles and I am currently in my fifth year at Penn State. I am majoring in Journalism and am looking forward to a career dealing with print.

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Meghan Snyder

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Meghan is a Penn State graduate with a major in broadcast journalism and a
minor in sociology. She has interned at Pocono Raceway, in long Pong Pa
doing social media and interactive. She has also interned at Global Health
strategies as a Global Heath Communications intern in New York. Meghan has
been a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority for 4 years and served in a
variety of position including a member of the executive board at the
Director of Standards and ethics. Meghan is also a member of the college of
communications program and student philanthropy council. Upon graduating
Meghan hopes to find a position in social media.