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Iris Meltzer, President of the League of Women Voters of Ohio. 

How to have a voting plan

Kandra Hill Reporter November 1, 2020

With Election Day on Tuesday, over 85 million Americans have already voted according to the United States Election Project. Those who haven’t voted yet have a few voting options at their disposal. Voting...


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...

Different state’s judicial selections range from partisan elections to assisted appointments. As shown in the graph, the state of Ohio has a nonpartisan election. Information from Ballotpedia. Graphic base from Graphic created by Sara Crawford.

Ohio Supreme Court candidates and the upcoming November election

Sara Crawford Opinion editor October 28, 2020

Election Day is less than a week away, the final day to register to vote has passed and absentee ballots are on their way out to registered voters. When it comes to the Ohio Supreme Court justices, they...

LGBTQ+ Student Resources

With a five-star rating from the Campus Pride Index, Kent State University is extremely welcoming to the LGBTQ+ community. Here are some of the resources and groups available to students and allies on...

Rec to be open for election Tuesday, local polling stations moved over coronavirus

Rachel Karas General assignment reporter Paige Bennett General assignment editor March 12, 2020

The Beverly J. Warren Student Recreation and Wellness Center will be open on Tuesday, March 17 for voting. Kent State closed the Rec in light of its decision to suspend face-to-face classes over the coronavirus....

Voters prepare to share their opinions at the Iowa Caucus on Monday, February 3, 2020. (Photo by CNN)

How Ohio works to keep voting secure

Nadine Battah, TV2 Reporter February 4, 2020

The Iowa Caucus had unprecedented technical troubles with its voting process on Monday, February 3rd. The confusion and controversy has some voters nervous about the upcoming primaries -- including some...

The three flags in the center of campus wave as a reminder of patriotism.

How to approach voter registration and Election Day

Madisyn Woodring Reporter January 29, 2020

Even though voter turnout in the 2018 election for ages 18 to 29 increased to 36 percent it was still lower than all other age groups that year, according to Census data.According to political science...

Ray Paoletta is a junior political science major and a columnist for The Kent Stater. Contact him at

Opinion: Low voter turnout plagues the country

Ray Paoletta September 14, 2014

Another mid-term election is quickly approaching and most candidates have their efforts focused on voter turnout. There isn’t a shortage of citizens complaining about government; however, voter turnout...

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