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The WEECC Is No Longer Active

Our community is now represented by the:
Elliott Community Group

In late 2010 community involvement with the West End Elliott Citizens Council ceased after 47 years of service. This started with the loss of two very active friends and neighbors: Elmer Clark who passed on in 2009, and Norene Beatty who moved to another nearby community. The last known participant was Matt Hogue.

These pages are no longer maintainted, and remain online for historical review.
Overlook Dedicated In Memory Of Elmer

Dedication Plaque Family and Mayor Elmer M. Clark
Elmer M Clark
Sept. 29, 1940 - Dec. 3, 2009
He was one of the greatest assets that the West End Elliott Citizens Council ever had. He lived and breathed for the children and the community. - Norene Beatty

View and sign Elmer's remberence guestbook
Also see Post Gazette: news story, and obituary.

- The communities with a view -

You must register approximately one month in advance of elections. And, if you registered before 1993 and have not voted in 5 years, you are no longer registered. Call the Department of Elections to find out your status.

The League of Women Voters offers an online voter registration service here.  Alternatively, you may be able obtain registration forms at Tom Petrone's office on Stueben at Wabash. You may also find forms at the Department of Elections, Driver's License Centers, State Liquor Stores, Libraries, the Pittsbrugh LWV Community Information Center, some banks, grocery stores, municipal buildings, and post offices.

You will find more information at the Greater Pittsburgh League of Women Voters, here.

About Primaries

Important: Pennsylvania is a closed Primary state - so party members, only, may vote in Primaries to nominate candidates for the General Election. Of course, everyone may vote for anyone in a General Election. As a result, you might as well register as either a Democrat or Republican no matter what you affiliation (anything else and there are no options for you to vote in the primary). This way, at least you get to contribute some input as to who might get elected in the end, regardless of who you actually vote for in the General Elections, rather than just standing by during the Primaries.

But, even in a primary, everyone CAN vote on all ballot questions - amendments to the state constitution, bond issues and special elections. I've been told that quite often they will sneak very important, and perhaps controversial, issues in since less people vote in the primary. It is not clear to me if a voter registered "non-affiliated" can vote in a Primary if there are ballot questions, regardless of the fact that they have no candidates to vote for. If you know the answer, please use the idea link at the top of the page to let me know.

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