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Voting booths at Hermosa Beach City Hall during California Primary

Nik Cunningham, Publications Editor

September 3, 2020

The 2020 election is one of the most anticipated elections in years and information about each candidate is at the fingertip of everyone in the country. It’s easy to learn about the candidates running and what they stand for because everything is online now.  Now is the time to register to vote. Soon yo...

Polling location could potentially come to USI

Voting booths at Hermosa Beach City Hall during California Primary

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

December 3, 2019

When Anna Ardelean decided that the university needed a voting poll on campus, she set out on a mission that has taken almost a year so far. “The goal is that students would be able to vote somewhere on campus rather than driving home on a Tuesday, or messing with absentee ballots, which have a lot ...

Report shows college voting rates in midterm elections doubled in 2018

Report shows college voting rates in midterm elections doubled in 2018

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

September 24, 2019

Anna Ardelean said that you can’t get upset about voting results if you don’t show up.  The President of the College Democrats said that after the 2016 election, many young people were upset about the results and were energized to take part in the change. According to a report from the Institut...

Voter registration information

Voter registration information

September 25, 2017

September 26 is National Voter Registration Day. Indiana: Check contact information for your county. Check status: Voters must live in the precinct for at least 30 days before the next election. Voters must register at least 29 days before an election. Kentucky:...

Education is empowerment

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief

November 11, 2016

It immediately disenfranchises young voters to not educate them.

Vote smart

Sarah Rogers, Staff Writer

November 3, 2016

September 20 through 22 campus offered voter registration for USI students. Squawk the Vote, the organization that ran the registration booth, had a goal to register 1000 students to vote.

Sanders rally promotes voter registration

Students and volunteers ask passersby if they have registered to vote during a Bernie Sanders rally Thursday in the Free Speech Zone. Although the group was told they were not allowed to do voter registration by the Dean of Students Office, the volunteers still handed out information about where and how to register.

Nick Leighty, Staff writer

April 6, 2016

Rob Zaricki and other volunteers for the Southwestern Indiana for Bernie Sanders group held a rally March 31, in USI’s Free Speech Zone. Zaricki said the goal for the rally was to get more students to vote and bring awareness to the Vermont senator’s political campaign. The group also wanted to...

Rock the college vote

Ellen Cooper

March 23, 2016

If one couldn’t already tell by scrolling through Facebook, watching TV or not living under a rock, it’s an election year. For many college students, myself included, this will be our first time voting in a presidential election. To prepare for it, I have been doing my research for more than a yea...

‘Youth can influence this election’

Sarah Loesch and Gabi Wy, Special to The Shield

March 2, 2016

An Online Journalism class asked seven students on campus to share their feelings and opinions about this year’s presidential election. Each student represents a different organization on campus, and their answers reflect that diversity. McKenzie McCormick said she feels “super informed” when it...

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