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FILE-Elizabeth Quirmbach, right, registers Ayuka Sinanoglu, center, a Sophomore at the UW on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2020  outside of the UW Memorial Union in Madison, Wis.  A small but steady stream of masked UW-Madison students stopped by voter registration tables outside the unions last week to perform their civic duty. Madison City Clerk’s office employees helped them through the paperwork, sanitized their used pens and talked among themselves as they waited for the next students to filter into the fairly empty tents.(Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

Voter Restriction Laws are especially impactful on college students

Lauren Uhlrich, Contributing Writer May 2, 2021

In a widespread response to the unsubstantiated claims of election fraud following the 2020 election, legislators have introduced 361 bills with restrictive voting provisions in 47 states. Of these, five...

OPINIÓN: El voto latino puede ser la clave para mejorar el país después del virus

OPINIÓN: El voto latino puede ser la clave para mejorar el país después del virus

Jovan Gonzalez and Izabella Grimaldo April 23, 2020

Empezando con el brote de la pandemia del coronavirus, la falta de medidas tomadas por el Presidente Trump, la cuarentena y la decisión del senador Bernie Sanders de suspender su campaña, los Estados...

The Secretary of State’s office in downtown Chicago.

Illinois to continue voter registration program after error

Associated Press January 28, 2020

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Monday that there are no plans to suspend Illinois' automatic voter registration program as election officials work to contain the fallout from more than 500 people being mistakenly...

Illinois voter registration bill sparks controversy over implementation

Illinois voter registration bill sparks controversy over implementation

Patsy Newitt, Assistant News Editor January 20, 2020

Automatic voter registration seemed to be the only thing Illinois state Democrats and Republicans could agree on in 2017. The bill received not only bipartisan, but unanimous support by state senators,...

Millennials can change the political scene in 2018 midterm elections

Millennials can change the political scene in 2018 midterm elections

Evan Sully, Staff Writer October 22, 2018

Millennial voters will have a chance to make their voices heard next month after posting the lowest turnout in nearly four decades during the 2014 midterms. A slate of newer Senate candidates, from...

Midterm election disconnection: College students want to vote but avoidable challenges stand between them and the ballot

Midterm election disconnection: College students want to vote but avoidable challenges stand between them and the ballot

Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinions Editor October 15, 2018

As with any election, low voter turnout plagues the nation because of wasted opportunities. In the 2016 presidential election, 42 percent of registered Americans did not vote, according to data compiled...

Seamus O’Connor, Sam Tomko-Jones and Ally Sledz going over registered voter tallies.

Political science undergraduates register fellow students to vote

Brian Pearlman, Copy Editor May 21, 2018

“Hi, we’re trying to register people to vote – only takes two minutes,” said DePaul senior Seamus O’Connor on a warm Monday afternoon in the Lincoln Park Quad. The small group of students...

John Locher | AP

Social media engagement doesn’t translate to polls

Brian Pearlman, Copy Editor April 9, 2018

While platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram allow users to express their political opinions, it doesn’t always lead to political engagement. In the wake of the recent statewide primary elections...

Video: Election 2014 around DePaul

Video: Election 2014 around DePaul

Joseph Troiano November 6, 2014

We interviewed students and voters on campus for Election 2014, Nov. 4. (Video and interviews by Joseph Troiano / The DePaulia)

MAP: Polling places for on-campus residents

MAP: Polling places for on-campus residents

Courtney Jacquin October 27, 2014

Students living in residence halls have the option to become registered voters in Chicago. Explore the map below to find your polling location, U.S. Congress district, Illinois State Senate district and...

Voter turnout is often low in the 18-to 29-year-old age group. Because politicians respond to their voting constituencies, low voter turnout in this age group can greatly shift political agendas away from student concerns, such as the high price of tuition and interest on student loans. (Mark Duncan | AP)

Changing the political agenda vote by vote

Brenden Moore October 26, 2014

With only one week left before Election Day, the stakes could not be any higher. With control of the Senate up for grabs and the Illinois governor’s race in a dead heat, there is a lot left to be decided....

Gerrymandering poses questions for fair elections

Gerrymandering poses questions for fair elections

Kevin Gross October 12, 2014

With the November midterm elections beckoning, concerns are arising as to how the decisions of voters may be challenged via the constantly increasing effects of political gerrymandering. Gerrymandering,...

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