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Illinois to continue voter registration program after error

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 registered. A "programming error” by Secretary of State Jesse White's office led to 545 people — who indicated they weren't U.S. citize...

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, making Illinois the 10th state to sign in automatic voter registration in August 2017. Throughout th...

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 Democratic congressman Beto O’Rourke in Texas to Republican candidate John James in Michigan, have...

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 by the U.S. Election Project. The advantage to this is that it could help mobilize those who missed...

Political science undergraduates register fellow students to vote

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 he was addressing smiled politely. “I’m already registered in my home state,” said one. “No t...

Social media engagement doesn’t translate to polls

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 in Illinois, some jumped on the fact that only 3 percent of those aged 18-24 came out to vote. Bu...

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. Read More »

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 more. ...

Changing the political agenda vote by vote

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. Of course, with it being a midterm election, one would expect a drop-off in voter participati...

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, or the redistricting of voter districts for political purposes, occurs because state legisla...

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