Youth vote increases in election

While overall voting numbers decreased nationwide from last election, youth voter participation went up. Voters between the ages of 18 and 29 represented 19 percent of all ballot casters, which is up 1 percent from the 2008 election, according to data ... Continue Reading →

Fraternity registers students to vote

The 2012 election’s outcome could have a major influence on students, and members of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity said they hope the group’s efforts helped students realize this. Nicholaus Bates, a senior from Chicago studying administration of justice ... Continue Reading →

Romney cruises to victory in Illinois

Voter turnout ‘low to lethargic’ Mitt Romney won the Illinois Republican presidential primary Tuesday, though Rick Santorum carried Jackson County and much of rural Illinois. Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator who has made social issues a key ... Continue Reading →

Registered student voters have other ways to vote if away over spring break

Some students may be left scrambling to find a way to vote in the upcoming Illinois General Primary Election March 20. Roughly 80 percent of the SIUC student body attends from farther than one county away or from out-of-state, according to data from university ... Continue Reading →

Voters can still register in grace period

Clerk encourages students to vote in March 20 primary elections   Even though the Jackson County clerk said many students do not vote in primary or local elections, he said the clerk’s office anticipates many  voters in the November  presidential ... Continue Reading →
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