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Student senate, community leaders promote same day voting

By Samantha Jones Toal

March 13, 2016

Maddie Wilson, freshman in engineering,JT didn’t think she was going to vote in the Illinois primary election. She wasn’t registered and didn’t know if she had the time.“I almost didn’t vote,” she said. “You have to go out of your way to vote, but these are decisions that will directly affect us and it’s important...

Student senators push for automatic voting

By Samantha Jones Toal

March 7, 2016

In the 2014 federal elections, 44.8 percent of 18-to 24-year-olds voted in the Midwest, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.SSRealizing the 18 to 24 year-old demographic is the lowest demographic to vote, Spencer Haydary, junior in LAS,JT led an Illinois Student Senate resolution that demonstrates support fo...