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Know before you vote: Last minute Election Day tips

Staff Report

March 19, 2018

The General Primary Election for 2018 will be on Tuesday. Each voter must vote at his/her precinct polling place. Voting starts at 6 a.m. Tuesday and ends at 7 p.m. that evening. To register to vote on Election Day, voters have to: Appear in person at one of the designated locations for reg...

Voice your opinion by casting your vote in primary elections

Staff Report

March 19, 2018

With the primary elections just around the corner, we can’t help but stress how important it is for students to get out and vote. Voting is an important element in any democracy, but we know voter apathy is common, especially among college students. Far too often we hear our peers complain that voting ...

Spring concert to be announced March 22

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

March 7, 2018

The performers for the Spring Concert will be announced at noon, March 22 in the Food Court of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. The concert reveal date was announced during an informal Student Senate meeting Wednesday night. University Board chair Jordan McLaren said there will be a ban...

Students can vote for student government positions

Staff Report

November 13, 2017

Online voting for Fall 2017 student government positions is now open. Surveys are sent through students’ Panthermail accounts. All current Eastern students can cast their votes for a candidate for senator. Students can only vote once. Voting opened Monday and will end at 11:59 p.m Tuesday. Th...

High turnout for Charleston precincts

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

November 9, 2016

  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

Students stand in line, waiting to register to vote in Coles County Monday in the hallway leading into the Bridge Lounge of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter

November 7, 2016

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

  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...

Democratic headquarters open, both parties plan for student participation

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

September 9, 2016

As November elections loom just around the corner, the Coles County Democrats and Republicans plan to focus their attention on registering students to vote and encouraging them to get involved. John Clough, the chairman for the Coles County Republicans, and Paul Wieck, the chairman for the Coles County...

Students have options when registering to vote

Abbey Whittington and Cassie Buchman, Associate News and News Editor

September 8, 2016

  Students will have options when registering to vote in elections this year, whether they want to vote in their hometown or Coles County elections. Students can register to vote online by going through the state board of elections website at or at They...

Homecoming voting experiences issues

Sydney Edwards, Copy Editor

October 7, 2015

The 2015 Homecoming voting process began Monday but closed Wednesday evening; however, for some students the process was delayed because of technical difficulties. Those who experienced these difficulties voted then had a message that said the voting had been shut down. When the Homecoming commi...

Polls open for midterm elections

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Ryan Woods, a senior political science major and the President of EIU College Democrats, conversates with Stephanie Garcia, a senior politcal science major, about voting Monday in the library quad.

Stephanie Markham, News Editor

November 3, 2014

Voters can cast their ballots at their respective polling places Tuesday to elect various state and county officials as well as give input on certain constitutional amendments and advisory questions. Locations for individuals to vote are listed on their registration cards depending on which precinct the...

Early voting offered through October

Debi Hilligoss and Danielle Stone, Coles County election judges, discuss politics with Jim Stone, a BSW from the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union, Tuesday in the Bridge Lounge of the Union at the voter's table.

Stephanie Markham, News Editor

October 21, 2014

Those intending to vote in the Nov. 4 midterm elections have the option to do so earlier than that date. Early voting booths are available from noon to 4 p.m. every weekday until Oct. 31 in the Bridge Lounge of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. The scheduled close of registrations was Oct. 8; howe...

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