Reminder: Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 2

October 13, 2010

University Park, Pa. – Students and other members of the Penn State community are reminded that Tuesday, Nov. 2, is Election Day. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. All eligible student voters are encouraged to take part in the democratic process by exercising their right as a U.S. citizen to vote.

Newly registered voters should have received a voter identification card with their designated precinct on it. However, it is possible that some voter I.D. cards were not delivered. Some cards are considered undeliverable by the U.S. Postal Service based on mailing address errors. Other cards may have been delivered to a student's permanent home address if that was what the student listed as the mailing address on the voter registration form.

Most students residing on the University Park campus who are registered to vote in Centre County will have an easy time finding their polling place to cast their ballots because most will vote in the HUB-Robeson Center. However, residents of North Halls should vote at St. Paul’s Methodist Church, 109 McAllister St. in downtown State College, based on voting precinct boundaries. Students not living on campus will go to different polling places to vote, depending on which voting precinct is assigned to a mailing address.

Those who are unsure of their precinct can go to the county's online polling place locator to find out where they will vote. Students registered to vote in Centre County can type in their name and date of birth, and it will tell them their precinct.

Joyce McKinley, Centre County of Elections and Voter Registration director, said there would be a number of Optical Scan voting machines available at all polling places.

The elections office is still processing applications that arrived by Monday, Oct. 4, the last day to register for this fall's election. Although the official number of registered voters in Centre County is not yet determined, the total as of Tuesday, Oct. 12, is 100,547, down 3,453 registered voters from the 2008 presidential election.

Centre County Government’s election and voter registration site provides comprehensive information about Election Day and voting in Centre County. The site has sample ballots based on the borough or township. For a list of Pennsylvania’s 2010 election candidates, visit the Department of State at and click on the election candidates link in the middle of the page on the right side.

Last Updated October 26, 2010