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Grammy award-winning musician and Illinois native Jeff Tweedy, frontman of rock band Wilco, will perform at an early vote rally on Nov. 2 at the Egyptian Theatre in DeKalb.

Early vote rally to be held at Egyptian Theatre

By Eddie Drinkwine | November 1, 2022

DeKALB – Congresswoman of Illinois’ 14th congressional district, Lauren Underwood, and Jeff Tweedy, a Grammy award-winning singer and guitarist from the band Wilco, will be holding an early vote rally and concert from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday...

Congresswoman Lauren Underwood stands in front of students at NIUs MLK Commons on Oct. 24, 2022. Underwood shows support for the youth vote ahead of midterm elections. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Early voting opens at Holmes, Underwood and Nguyen speak

By Colin Kempsell, Senior News Reporter | October 24, 2022

DeKALB – NIU College Democrats took students on a “Party to the Polls” Monday at the Martin Luther King Commons, joined by special guest speakers Professor Linh Nguyen and Congresswoman Lauren Underwood. The event began at 10 a.m. with members...

NIU to host early voting at 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from Oct. 24- Nov. 3 in the Glass Gallery Lounge in the Holmes Student Center.

Early voting to take place in Holmes Student Center

By Carlos Finney Jr., Sports Reporter | October 19, 2022

DeKALB – Early voting for the 2022 election will be available in the Holmes Student Center in the Glass Gallery Lounge from Oct. 24- Nov. 3 even if you're not registered to vote in DeKalb County. If you plan on taking advantage of this opportunity...

Students need to take action and register to vote

Students need to take action and register to vote

By Lisa Lillianstrom | October 17, 2018

It is important to register to vote and head to the polls on election day. Midterm elections are coming up Nov. 6, and the number of registered voted has increased in the past few years. A record 800,000 people registered to vote on National Voter Registration...

Voter turnout is consistent

By Clarissa Hinshaw | October 31, 2016

DeKALB | Voter turnout has been similar to the 2012 presidential election on campus at early voting locations.Early voting in DeKalb County began Oct. 17 but did not open on campus until Oct. 24 in the Holmes Student Center, Blackhawk Annex. Early voting...

Early voting for DeKalb’s 2015 consolidated election ends Saturday

By Northern Star staff | April 2, 2015

Early voting for the 2015 DeKalb consolidated election ends Saturday.The city of DeKalb has four aldermen seats being contested: wards 1, 3, 5 and 7.Early voting will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Holmes Student...

Early voting begins March 25

By Northern Star Staff | March 18, 2013

Monday will the beginning of the Early Voting period in DeKalb County. Early voting requires a valid identification card to cast a ballot. The traditional period of early voting ends at noon on April 6. Voters can vote in person at the Elections office,...

Margie Multon (right), Dekalb election judge of ten years, assists senior family and child studies major Jesmine Goins in the voting process for last years presidential election. The voting took place at the St. Pauls Episcopal church on Normal Road on November 6, 2012.

DeKalb sees increase in early voting

By Erin Kolb | March 17, 2013

The number of early voters in DeKalb County is rising every year. John Acardo, DeKalb County clerk and recorder, said early voting, which is open for 40 days before Election Day, is beneficial to everyone involved. Acardo said there are many places to...

Margie Multon, Dekalb election judge of ten years, assists senior family and child studies major Jesmine Goins in the voting process for this years presidential election. The voting took place at the St. Pauls Episcopal church on Normal Road on Nov. 6.

Early bird gets the election: Early voting on rise in County

By Erin Kolb | March 7, 2013

The number of early voters in DeKalb County is rising every year. John Acardo, DeKalb County clerk and recorder, said early voting, which is open for 40 days before Election Day, is beneficial to everyone involved. Acardo said there are many places to...

Early voting begins on campus

By Samantha Brockett | October 22, 2012

DeKalb County offered early voting and registration in the Holmes Student Center’s Art Gallery Lounge on Monday. Students and residents can register if they missed the deadline to register in October. Early voting and registration are being offered...

Early voting to end Tuesday

By Northern Star Staff | March 18, 2012

Early voters have one more day to cast their ballots before the polls open Tuesday. Voters can take advantage of early voting from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. today at the DeKalb County Clerk and Recorder’s Office, 110 E. Sycamore St. in Sycamore. For...

Students take advantage of grace period registration, early voting

By Jack Baker | October 24, 2010

Some NIU students took advantage of the grace period registration and early voting held in the Holmes Student Center last week. There were 195 early voters at NIU, said Lynne Kunde, the deputy clerk of elections for DeKalb County. Kunde added that 128...