Last week, the Chronicle asked its readers in an electronic poll the following question: “Will you or do you intend to vote in the midterm election?” Of the 333 people who responded, 99% said yes and just 1% said no. Comments were submitted by 75 people. A few follow.
My paternal grandmother, born in 1895 in New Kensington, instilled within my family the responsibility to vote. My mom served as judge of election for the 1960 Kennedy/Nixon presidential election, and my dad voted until health issues at age 98 prevented him from doing so. To vote is a privilege that I take very seriously — especially in this era of division and hatred.
This election is crucial. It is a test of our democracy. Republicans are trying to destroy it.
I recognize the importance of Pennsylvania in the midterm elections and I am thankful that I am able to vote!
I have never felt so unnerved by any election. Hoping that decency and tolerance for all is the real winner.
I haven’t missed a primary or general election since I became eligible to vote, although more and more I question continuing to do so, given the quality of candidates in both major parties.
Absolutely. There is too much at stake.
Will vote straight Republican.
My mail-in ballot was sent several weeks ago and has been officially received.
Other than Shapiro for governor, this is a very hard election with difficult decisions as a moderate centrist and a Jew. I feel that I no longer have a political home in the USA in the current political environment.
Everyone should vote to protect our rights.
Oy vey! I am nervous about the results.
I sure hope the Squad does not get a new member from Western PA
I am what’s called a “super voter.” I am 67. I have never missed a general election and I have missed only one primary election since I was 18
I am 92 and this is the very first time I have voted a straight party ticket because I am so upset from the rhetoric spewed by the Republican Party.
So important to vote for Dems to keep the white nationalists, who’ve overtaken the GOP, out of power! PJC