Chronicle poll results: Voting
We asked our readers if they were voting in the midterm elections. Here's what they said.
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