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Same-day voter registration increases student participation

Same-day voter registration increases student participation

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

March 28, 2016

Champaign County saw a 275 percent increase in student voter turnout with the new addition of same-day voter registration on campus.“Tuesday proved that same day registration is key to helping everyone in Champaign County vote, regardless if they wanted a Democratic or Republican ballot,” said Ma...

UI ‘Feels the Bern’

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at the ARC on March 12, 2016. Photo by Lily Katz

By Abigale Svoboda and Declan Harty

March 13, 2016

Marcia Hogue just wants the best for her 4-year-old son. With a white, “Feel the Bern” t-shirt, matching button and green hair, the 25-year-old Marion, Illinois resident stands out from many in the crowd. After driving three hours alone to Champaign, Hogue’s excitement to see Democratic presidential candidat...

Early voting opens at Illini Union

By Eleanor Black

March 12, 2014

With one week until the Illinois general primary, the early voting station located in the Illini Union opened Tuesday at 10 a.m. It is one of eight early voting locations in Champaign County and is mandated by law as the campus early voting location, said Gordy Hulten, Champaign County Clerk. “The ...