Election night 2018 in voices and pictures
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
Alison Kuznitz, a senior and journalism major who's passionate about voting, laments missing her chance to vote today. It's okay Alison... it happens to the best of us! #COMM481election2018 pic.twitter.com/o0OX9ffJT7— Morgan Seiff (@morganseiff) November 7, 2018
Afternoon | Meanwhile, back at campaign headquarters ...
12:22 p.m. | A vote for vets
Sebastian Carmine is a Junior at Penn State and just got done voting at the Student Center. Carmine is Former Active Duty Marine and wants the elected officials to make sure his fellow brothers and sisters are taking care of when they return home. #Comm481Election2018 TS 12:22
12:14 p.m. | This generation needs to make our voices heard
11:00 a.m. | Voting is the right thing to do
Brian "Duke" Dougherty is a senior studying supply chain management here at Penn State. Dougherty believes that voting is more than a choice, but a constitutional right and that everyone should take advantage of this opportunity to have their voice heard. (11:00 a.m.) #Comm481election2018
10:40 a.m. | Getting out the vote
Maya Rollberg is an exchange student from Germany studying political science at Penn State. While interning at Next Gen America, Maya's mission is to try and increase the youth vote turnout by informing students when and where they can cast their ballots. #Comm481Election2018 pic.twitter.com/p5LJymc2xg— Liam Matthews (@Liam_Matthews21) November 7, 2018
9 a.m. | His vote definitely made a difference
8:30 a.m. | Signs of voting ahead