One in 200 million

On Election Day, Penn President Amy Gutmann took part in the civic duty and privilege of casting her vote.

Penn President Amy Gutmann exits the voting booth
Penn President Amy Gutmann exits the voting booth at the Vance Hall polling location on campus.

There is no rain delay at the ballots. After the skies cleared on Nov. 6, Penn President Amy Gutmann entered the polling place at Vance Hall to earn the iconic symbol of representational democracy: an “I Voted” sticker.

Dr. Gutmann chooses an I Voted sticker from a table in Vance Hall
Poll workers at Vance Hall were on hand to offer every voter a prized “I Voted” sticker.

Voters today were among an estimated 200 million people who are registered to vote, with more than 8.7 million in Pennsylvania, and 1 million voters in Philadelphia alone, who cast ballots for governor, the U.S. Senate, and the House of Representatives. People may have been late for school or work, but democracy takes precedence. 

Dr. Gutmann poses for the camera with voters and a young boy at Vance Hall
Gutmann took the time to take photos at the Vance Hall polling location.