Polling Locations on Election Day: What to Expect

What campus polling locations are being used?

Posvar Hall, located in the first floor lobby, and William Pitt Union, located in the first floor ballrooms. Adjacent to campus, voting will also occur at Soldiers & Sailors Museum.

Why are Pitt buildings being used as polling locations?

It is standard practice for the University to host voting sites on election day -- Public service is a part of our mission as a public university, and civic engagement is an ethic that we work to foster in our students and the University community as a whole. As a result, we will continue to participate this year.

Will Pitt community members be able to enter Posvar Hall and William Pitt Union on Nov. 3?

Yes; however, due to increased building use and activity, Pitt community members are encouraged to work remotely where possible on Nov. 3.

How will essential onsite Pitt community members enter these buildings?

Students, faculty and staff who must be onsite for University business and instruction will enter the building through the designated, non-voting entrances. They will continue to wear face coverings, show their Pitt IDs and complete thermal scanning at Building Safety Concierge stations to enter.

What protocol should Pitt community members who vote and work in the same polling location building follow?

Pitt community members will use separate marked entrances for each: One designated for voting and one designated for University business and instruction, following all safety guidelines.

How will these buildings be cleaned and sanitized due to increased building use and activity?

Facilities Management staff will clean and sanitize high touch areas in these campus buildings, as well as bathrooms adjacent to polling areas, during the day and evening on Nov. 3. Staff will also deep clean the designated polling area after the location is vacated and closed, prior to reopening the space.

After voting, will the public be allowed to remain in campus buildings?

No. Voter access is limited to a designated area separate from the rest of the building that will be clearly marked. After voting, voters must exit the building.

Who will manage the polling process, including safety protocols and any lines?

County Officials will manage polling locations - including voter registration, participation, safety protocols and wait lines - separate from the University.

If a Pitt community member has questions, issues or concerns regarding polling locations, who should they contact?

Pitt community members with questions regarding these buildings can contact Facilities Management at (412) 624-9512. On Nov. 3, County Officials in charge of the area will manage all inquiries associated with the polling location onsite.