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La Mesa special elections for council seat commences on Nov. 2

by Eugènie Budnik, Staff Writer // October 27, 2021

Now through Nov. 2 La Mesa residents will vote in a special election for a replacement for one vacant city council seat. The seat was previously held...

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In the 2020 A.S. Elections candidates from Serve SDSYOU and SDSU 2020 Vision set up signs outside Hepner Hall as part of their campaigns, despite the campus being largely empty as a result of COVID-19.

Associated Students prepares for fully virtual elections

by Patrick Doyle, Senior Staff Writer // February 16, 2021

Voter turnout has been dwindling for the yearly Associated Students elections at San Diego State. Last year, only 9.5% of the student body voted in the...

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U.S. territories deserve more political representation

U.S. territories deserve more political representation

by Ryan Hardison, Senior Staff Writer // November 19, 2020

In the United States, Election Day is seen as the peak of democracy, as citizens far and wide 18 years and older cast their vote for president and other...

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Millions of Californians will be voting by mail. Before you cast your ballot make sure you know what to do.

Do you know how to vote? Don’t worry we’ve got you covered

by Catlan Nguyen, Social Media Editor // October 13, 2020

With the election less than a month away and the nation still gripped by the coronavirus pandemic, voting this year will be very different from what we...

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All In: The Fight for Democracy highlights the history of voter suppression in America and how voting barriers affect people in different communities.

“All In: The Fight for Democracy” sheds light on voter suppression tactics

by Aleah Jarin, Staff Writer // September 28, 2020

Amazon Studios’ latest documentary film “All In: The Fight for Democracy,” directed by Lisa Cortes and Liz Garbus, dives into the history of voter...

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A ranked voting system can be beneficial to ensure a fair election

A ranked voting system can be beneficial to ensure a fair election

by Mary Claire Toth, Contributor // September 22, 2020

From sea to shining sea, America parades its democratic process while bullying skeptics of U.S. elective procedures. The United States has gone so far...

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Students gather in the Aztec Student Union courtyard to watch election night coverage on March 3.

Students react to Super Tuesday results at Aztec Student Union Courtyard

by Charlie Vargas, Staff Writer // March 11, 2020

On March 3, students gathered around a screen at the Aztec Student Union Courtyard to watch primary results pour in for California and 15 other jurisdictions.  Some...

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Journalists have a responsibility to vote

by Charlie Vargas, Staff Writer // March 4, 2020

Objectivity and neutrality are concepts that have been debated amongst journalists and media scholars for decades, while audiences use those concepts to...

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Students face voter suppression in conservative states

Students face voter suppression in conservative states

by Peyton Antil, Staff Writer // November 20, 2019

As the 2020 presidential election draws nearer and the primaries beginning next March, it has never been more important to get registered and ready to...

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Students protesting at the Climate Strike held on campus.

Student participation in politics has the power to make a change

by Oliver Krvaric, Contributor // October 16, 2019

One of the travesties of modern electoral politics is the observation that the cohorts of society that are most liable to inheriting the outcomes of ongoing...

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The Electoral College fails to represent the will of the people

The Electoral College fails to represent the will of the people

by Peyton Antil, Contributor // September 11, 2019

Our Founding Fathers believed the general public lacked the capacity to efficiently and effectively elect the president of the U.S., which is why they...

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Students express doubt towards a high student voter turnout during midterms

Students express doubt towards a high student voter turnout during midterms

by Daniel Gurrero, Staff Writer // November 5, 2018

With the 2018 midterm elections approaching, some San Diego State students expressed their thoughts on student awareness of this year’s issues and whether...

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