Parks Miller Wins District Attorney Despite Lack of Student Voters

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UNIVERSITY PARK-- Stacy Parks Miller is the projected winner of the district attorney race in Tuesday's Centre County elections.

 

However, the Hetzel Union Building, site of voting for the majority of Penn State University students, saw minimal Election Day activity.

 

Chad Reese, a local citizen who called volunteering at the polls in the HUB his "civic duty," said that there were a lot less students coming out to vote than he expected. He shared the popular sentiment that because it's not a presidential election, there is little student interest in voting.

 

The HUB hosted voting stations for five precincts in the State College area. Seventy-one of the potential 11,557 registered student voters- both numbers combined for all five precincts- had voted as of about 1:30 p.m.

 

Many students were unaware of the election, however most of those that turned out were passionate about the outcome, especially in the DA race. Jessica Pelliciotta, a junior political science major and president of the College of Democrats, said that although the presidential elections are big, this election will "affect our day-to-day lives more so than the presidential race."

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Good post, Juliette. Great sources, and nice focus on the turnout at the HUB. Well-done.

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