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DeKalb 2022 voter turnout saw decrease from previous midterms

DeKalb 2022 voter turnout saw decrease from previous midterms

By Colin Kempsell | November 30, 2022

DeKALB – 2022’s midterm election saw less voters in DeKalb County than in 2018, a 3.9% decrease in overall midterm turnout. DeKalb County overall had about a 56.4% voter turnout, according to the DeKalb County election results. DeKalb County had...

County clerk candidate Linh Nguyen being greeted by supporters  as she arrives at the DeKalb County Democrats election watch party on Tuesday. (Nyla Owens | Northern Star)

Watch parties held in anticipation for midterm election results

By Bridgette Fox and Joseph Howerton | November 9, 2022

DeKALB – Two watch parties were held in anticipation of the midterm election results on Tuesday night.  The Democratic watch party was held by the DeKalb County Democrats, and the Republican party was held by the DeKalb County Republican Central...

Individuals voting in DeKalb discuss their voting experience for the 2022 midterm elections.

AP: Underwood, Pritzker keep seats after 2022 midterm elections

By Madelaine Vikse, Abigail Lamoreaux, and Colin Kempsell | November 9, 2022

This story will be continuously updated to include new information as it becomes available. The last time this story was updated was at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10. DeKALB – Governor J.B. Pritzker and 14th Congressional District Representative Lauren...

Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center remained open for voters waiting in line on Nov. 8, 2022 in DeKalb, IL.

Civic duty, comfy shoes discussed at Barsema during dusk of Election Day

By Evan Mellon, Assistant News Editor | November 8, 2022

DeKALB – NIU students and DeKalb residents offered their opinions about polling and voting in the 2022 midterm election at the closing polls at Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center.   Alannis Munoz, a senior political science major at NIU Why...

Jennifer Young, a DeKalb resident, speaking with Northern Star news writer Eddie Drinkwine after she voted Tuesday afternoon. (Mingda Wu | Northern Star)

Afternoon voters discuss 2022 midterm elections experience

By Northern Star Staff | November 8, 2022

Contributions to this piece were made by Northern Star writers Eddie Drinkwine, Evan Mellon, Joseph Howerton and Sarah Rose. DeKALB – See what individuals voting in DeKalb around 2 p.m. at the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center and Taylor Street...

Polling at Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center was available until 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Voters have until 7 p.m. to cast their ballot for the 2022 midterm election

By Joseph Howerton, News Reporter | November 8, 2022

Editor's note: This story has been edited and no longer references the voting machines at Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center due to inaccurate information about how they operate. DeKALB – The line at Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center’s polling...

Voters arrived at polling locations all throughout DeKalb on Tuesday morning, such as the polling place First United Methodist Church standing against the blue sky behind. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

DeKalb voters react morning of 2022 midterm elections

By Joseph Howerton and Zachary Bertram | November 8, 2022

DeKALB – It’s midterm Election Day, which means Illinoisans can cast votes for governor, congress and other local positions within Illinois politics. Individuals voting in DeKalb discuss their experience voting in the midterm elections.  

Opinion Columnists compare and contrast United States election process to other countries to see what each country could incorporate into their own elections.

United States vs. the World: What can we learn from each other’s elections

By Opinion Staff | November 7, 2022

The United States’ midterm election is Tuesday and with it a reminder of how our elections work. How can the U.S. learn from or give inspiration to other countries?  Brazil: By Lucy Atkinson Brazil’s presidential elections just concluded on Oct....

From left: Aana Patel, Rinky Contractor and Raj Toolsie. Professor Sarah Marsh encouraging  to students to vote this upcoming election.

Look Both Ways: Why should or shouldn’t Gen Z vote

By Lucy Atkinson and Philip Arduini | November 7, 2022

Why Gen Z should vote By Lucy Atkinson For the sake of progressive change, it is crucial Generation Z makes their way to the polls during the upcoming midterm elections Tuesday and during every election which will follow. Gen Z is the first generation...

2022 candidate profiles: DeKalb county clerk

2022 candidate profiles: DeKalb county clerk

By Northern Star Staff | November 6, 2022

Linh Nguyen Race: DeKalb County Clerk Party: Democratic Experience: Instructor of computational chemistry at NIU, former president of League of Women Voters DeKalb County Ill. Education: Doctorate - Duquesne University, chemistry Master’s...

2022 candidate profiles: U.S. Senate Illinois

2022 candidate profiles: U.S. Senate Illinois

By Northern Star Staff | November 6, 2022

Tammy Duckworth Race: U.S. Senate Illinois (Incumbent) Party: Democratic Experience: U.S. senator of IL since 2017, U.S representative, Assistant secretary of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Director of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs,...