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#iVote campaign promotes efficacy

#iVote campaign promotes efficacy

By Peter Zemeske | November 4, 2018

Music artists from around the country have been offering free concert tickets for people who have voted in the midterm elections. The #iVoted campaign, founded by artist manager Emily White, is giving fans the chance to win free tickets to see their favorite...

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...

Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump cheer as they watch election returns during an election night rally Tuesday in New York.

Election: Northern Star post-election guide

By Northern Star staff | November 8, 2016

Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump cheer as they watch election returns during an election night rally Tuesday in New York.

Elections: Local election results released

By Northern Star staff | November 7, 2016

DeKALB | DeKalb County election results are up, and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton barely led the votes with 10,961 over Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's 9,170 votes.Republican candidate Leslie Geissler Munger leads the...

Point/Counterpoint: Presidential candidates

By Perspective Staff | September 29, 2016

Counterpoint: Voters must look beyond partiesMaddie SteenColumnistPresidential nominees Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will not get my support in the upcoming election, because I plan on voting for Green Party candidate Jill Stein.I feel Clinton is...

Young voters need same-day registration stations

By Ian Tancun | September 26, 2016

NIU students should be aware of a current lawsuit in Illinois which seeks to end same-day voter registration, because it could affect their ability to vote in the upcoming general election. Election day voter registration is beneficial to our elections...

Pass/Fail: voting and Wirtz Hall

By Faith Mellenthin | September 22, 2016

Pass:Earlier this month, voting registration was available to students in several buildings. I know people may be tired of hearing about this subject, but I think this is good. Students are constantly being reminded of the bigger picture and are given...

In this March 18, 2014, file photo, voters cast their ballots in the Illinois primary in Hinsdale.

Voter registration is open on campus

By Northern Star staff | September 13, 2016

In this March 18, 2014, file photo, voters cast their ballots in the Illinois primary in Hinsdale.

How to register to vote

By Northern Star staff | February 16, 2016

Today is the last day to register to vote in the Illinois primary election. In order to register, voters must: • Be a U.S. citizen • Be 18 on or before Election Day in November • Be living in their election precinct at least 30 days before...

Vote in midterm elections

By Northern Star Editorial Board | October 28, 2014

Students should take advantage of voting ahead of the Nov. 4 midterm elections.The top two governor contenders — Democrat Pat Quinn and Republication Bruce Rauner — have opposing plans for the state’s budget, and that will affect how NIU will receive...

Pass/Fail: NIU Today release praises English majors, Turnout for SA elections falls short of goal

By Danny Cozzi | September 29, 2013

Pass:  NIU Today release praises English majors“So, do you want to be a teacher or something?”This is the dreaded question for every English major who isn’t actually aspiring to teach. Well, it is to me at least.After years of explaining to nosy...

Student Association President Jack Barry

Students choose new CAB, SA representatives

By Robert Baird | March 28, 2013

Voter turnout for the Student Association (SA) and Campus Activity Board (CAB) elections more than doubled this year. More than 1,500 students voted in the elections held Tuesday and Wednesday. About 750 students voted in 2012, and there were 1,189 votes...