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Election judges help voters on Election Day

Election judges help voters on Election Day

Brooke Schwartz, News Editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

As people hit the polls on Tuesday, Linda Kirby sat at the 19th precinct table in the Newman Catholic Center with other election judges and reminisced on how her life had intertwined with voting. The year was 1971; young men were dying in the Vietnam War and Led Zeppelin’s ‘Stairway to Heaven’ h...

Candidate forum held for sheriff, state representative races

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

October 16, 2018


Filed under News

The Charleston and Mattoon Chambers of Commerce held a candidate forum for the Coles County sheriff race and the 110th District State Representative race Tuesday night. Four candidates were invited to speak at the forum, including Greg Voudrie (Democratic candidate for sheriff), Jim Rankin (Republican ...

Letter to the Editor: Register to vote

Karen Clausing

September 3, 2018


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinions

It’s easy to register to vote in Coles County. You need to be 18 years old, born in the U.S. or be a naturalized citizen and have two forms of ID: a state issued picture ID card, driver’s license or student ID plus a document or bill with your address. You can register online at www.VOTE411.org o...

Election judges, constituents discuss primary elections

Election judges, constituents discuss primary elections

Olivia Swenson-Hultz , News Editor

March 20, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

As people gathered to cast their votes in the primary elections, election judges and community members shared their opinions on the candidates, why it is important to participate in the elections and how the voter turnout compared to previous years. “It’s been a good turnout so far, but it’s...

Students raise questions about Trump’s 1st year

Samuel Nusbaum, Contributing Writer

November 1, 2017


Filed under News, Online

Whether it was for extra credit or for curiosity, students packed the University Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union to hear a discussion about President Donald Trump’s first year in office. Dennis Malak, a member of the Charleston city council, and Kevin Anderson, a political...

Students can reflect on election at UB panel, discuss past election and analyze Trump’s presidential timeline

Chrissy Miller, News Editor

October 31, 2017


Filed under News

Students can have their questions about major political issues answered by a panel at “One Year After the Election: The Trump Timeline” at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the University Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. This panel will be hosted by the University Board’s Ideas and...

We need leaders and we need answers

Staff Editorial

October 23, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

It is not yet election season, but there has already been some talk about possible candidates in upcoming races. Shirley Bell, a retired communication studies professor, announced her intention to seek the nomination for state representative of the 110th district at a Trivia Night, according to The...

Student Senate to talk about elections

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter

November 29, 2016


Filed under News

  The Student Senate will discuss the upcoming election of a new Speaker of the Senate at their meeting 7 p.m. today in the Arcola/Tuscola room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Luke Young, student vice president of academic affairs, said JaLisa Smith, currently the chair of...

Student Investment Society share thoughts on stock market

Samantha Barileau, Contributing Writer

November 15, 2016


Filed under election, News

Even though changes in the stock market during the 2016 presidential election shocked the members of the Student Investment Society, they are still excited to see where it goes under the influence of President-elect Donald Trump. The Student Investment Society is a registered student organization...

High turnout for Charleston precincts

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

November 9, 2016


Filed under election, News

  As the official Election Day came to Charleston and voters saw an end to an unconventional political season, many made their opinions noted by voting in areas around the community. Some precincts saw higher voter turnout throughout Election Day. Election Judge Wanda Pierce found that...

Early voting ends day before general election

Early voting ends day before general election

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter

November 7, 2016


Filed under News

With the general election merely hours away, the time period for early voting has come to an end. The line for the early voting, in the Bridge Lounge of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union, was past the Student Activities Center for much of the afternoon and only got longer as the day progressed. Coles...

Ballots cast in the thousands for early voting

Abbey Whittington, Associate News Editor

November 6, 2016


Filed under election, News

  With elections coming up on Tuesday, the Coles County Clerk’s Office has already had 5,000 ballots cast as of last Friday. Coles County Clerk Sue Rennels said in an email that the presidential elections always have a higher voter turnout than other elections. This one in particular...

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