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What the new Ohio voting law means for young voters

April 10, 2023

House Bill 458 is now in effect in Ohio, and it requires all eligible voters to provide a state-issued ID. The law attempts to eliminate voter fraud but creates an extra barrier for young people to...

GUEST OPINION: Check your absentee ballot

Debbie Barber President of the Kent League of Women Voters November 2, 2020

Some voters are sharing concerns that they have voted early but worry that there might be something wrong with their ballot and it won’t be counted. Here is how to check that your early ballot will be...

Guidelines put forth by the Association of Ohio Health Commissioners (AOHC) to vote while in quarantine. 

Kent State, USG working to find a way for quarantined students to vote

Chris Ramos, assigning editor October 30, 2020

Students in quarantine face the possibility of not having their vote counted this election. Last Friday, Undergraduate Student Government (USG) started to discuss whether or not quarantined students could...


Election Day: What to bring and where to go

Kim Fisher Reporter October 29, 2020

Before going to the polls, students should make sure they know where their polling place is and that they have the proper identification when they arrive. The Board of Elections in each county sent a...

Students on campus face voter registration challenges

Gina Butkovich Managing editor October 1, 2020

Kent State students attempting to register to vote at their campus address might be running into trouble registering online. The online registration system in Ohio uses the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles...

Breonna Taylor, 26, was killed during a police raid of her Kentucky apartment.

Louisville agrees to pay Breonna Taylor’s family $12 million and enact police reforms in historic settlement

(CNN) -- The city of Louisville, Kentucky, has agreed to pay $12 million to the family of Breonna Taylor and institute sweeping police reforms in a historic settlement of the family's wrongful death...

(Left to right) Bryce Schlenker, Shelby Pratt, Shreya Basu and Adam Schroeder tabling for students to register to vote on Jan. 30, 2020

Students create group to rally behind Sen. Bernie Sanders

Chris Ramos Reporter January 30, 2020

Every Wednesday night, students meet in room 317 of the Student Center and join together over one thing: Sen. Bernie Sanders. Kent State for Bernie 2020 is a new student political organization that is...

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Portage County Board of Elections: An inside look

Lexi Marco November 7, 2018

The atmosphere at Portage County Board of Elections on Tuesday evening was quiet while voters trickled in slowly, but steadily throughout the last hour of open polls.People of all ages, most seeming to...

Portage Country introduces new voting system

Stephen Means March 14, 2016

Portage County will be introducing a new voting system for this years Ohio primary.Following issues with the former system during the 2015 November election Portage Country has decided to return to a paper...

Election Officials wait in line to turn in ballots at Portage County Board of Elections on November 3, 2015.

Portage County posts election results after delay

Emily Mills November 4, 2015

The Portage County Board of Elections posted election results this morning due to a delay Tuesday night after a server malfunction.Terrie Nielsen, deputy director of the Board of Elections, said there...

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