Natalie & Larry Kaplan voted in Shadyside on Nov. 8, 2011. Larry, who has voted for 62 years, said “I would like to see things improve, I do not like to see the two parties fighting, I wish there would be more consensus.”
Chris Weis, who voted in Shadyside on Nov. 8, 2011, would like to see more large corporations actually pay federal taxes instead of getting money from the federal government. He would also like more people to vote, and said, “voting is our civic duty, I have never missed election day.”
Andy Parker has been voting since he was 18-years-old, and voted in Shadyside on Nov. 8, 2011. He hopes to see change in the library tax after this election, but think voting is always important, and said, “it’s important to be engaged with the voting process, it is every citizens duty.”
Michael A. Della Vecchia, a common pleas court judge, and his wife Elizabeth Della Vecchia voted in Shadyside on Nov. 8, 2011. “We vote in every election, it is the greatest right you have in a democracy, everyone should vote,” Michael said.
Christopher Hahn, who voted in Shadyside on Nov. 8, 2011, was born in South Africa and came to the U.S. in 1981. He was most concerned with the funding of the library, and said, “I always vote, it is important. How else can you ensure how you are governed?”
Alfred Blustein voted in Shadyside on Nov. 8, 2011. “I think it is everyone’s obligation to vote, I have been fulfilling my obligation since I was old enough,” he said. “It is important to have a say in who runs our government.”