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State College voters share their opinions and hopes on Election Day

Nicole Miyashiro stands beside a "Vote Here" sign at the State College municipal building.
Logan Groeneveld-Meijer
Nicole Miyashiro stands beside a "Vote Here" sign at the State College municipal building on May 17, 2022.

On primary Election Day Tuesday, voters made their choices in the crowded Senate and governor races.

Nicole Miyashiro was eager to cast her ballot in the primary. She was the first to vote at her polling location at the State College municipal building. Miyashiro would not say who she’s voting for, but that she’s hoping for a change.

“I want to change the course of things,” Miyashiro said. “I want to participate in making change toward a better, more inclusive society.”

A few blocks away at the Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Emily Romberger was there to cast her vote. She’s a Penn State student from Schuylkill County majoring in recreation park and tourism management. Romberger said one candidate in particular brought her to the polls.

“I was really interested in voting for John Fetterman for senate,” Romberger said. “I'm hopeful that he will enact policies that care about the climate and other people, like queer people, and give me a choice as a woman.”

In addition to in-person voting, more than 900,000 Pennsylvanians requested mail-in ballots.

Logan Groeneveld-Meijer is a radio news intern for WPSU. He is a sophomore at Penn State University majoring in broadcast journalism with a minor in Spanish.