Press Release

Rockey praises elections department, staff as vote nears

Calls on Innamorato to join in supporting current staff


October 20, 2023

PITTSBURGH – With two weeks to go before Election Day, County Executive nominee Joe Rockey today offered praise for the operation of the Allegheny County Department of Elections and called on his opponent to commit to making no changes in its management.

“Allegheny County is facing many problems, but one thing we won’t need to change is the leadership and staff of our Department of Elections,” Rockey added. “The Department of Elections has always been reliable, honest and free of political interference. A Rockey administration will keep it that way. I call on our opponent to commit to the same hands-off policy.”

Rockey singled out for praise department director David Voye and his staff, along with the hundreds of volunteers who, twice-yearly, staff the 1,324 polling places across the county.

Rockey has repeatedly stated that the 2020 vote was fair, accurate and honest and he urged all sides to make certain that the elections department is free of political pressure in the years ahead.