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Kent students help mobilize a record number of young voters

Grace Springer, Reporter November 26, 2022

A record number of people under 30 voted in the 2022 midterm elections. Student leaders on Kent Campus mobilized young people by registering voters and increasing enthusiasm ahead of election day. The...

Kent United Church of Christ was one of the voting locations in Portage County.

GALLERY: Views from the polls

Matthew Brown and Asha Blake, Photo Editor, Assistant Photo Editor November 10, 2022

Janice Simmons-Mortiner (back middle) and Sara Moore (right) oversee a polling worker giving a man his ballot at the Kent Free Library on Nov. 8. They are both voting location managers at this precinct.

Kent Library serves as one of many polling locations

Kaitlyn Finchler, Digital Content Manager November 8, 2022

With only a few hours left to vote, the polling managers and workers are gearing up for the next three hours. At the Kent Library, located at 312 W. Main St., Ohio voters can head up to the second floor...

Kent poll workers seeing ‘steady’ turnout early in the day

Emma Andrus, Editor-in-Chief November 8, 2022

Throughout the morning and into the early afternoon, poll workers at the Kent State Recreation and Wellness Center said they’ve seen a “steady” turnout of voters, estimating that nearly 70 voters...

A screenshot of the Ohio online voter registration system website.

Ready to vote? How to check and update your registration ahead of Tuesday’s deadline

Emma Andrus, Editor-in-Chief October 9, 2022

The deadline to register to vote in Ohio is approaching fast: It’s Tuesday. Are you registered to vote? If not, here's how. If yes, here’s how to check your registration and, if needed, update...

Outside of the Beverly J. Warren Student Recreation and Wellness Center located at 1550 Ted Boyd Drive in Kent, Ohio. (The Kent Stater file)

Recreation center to serve as polling location for on-campus Kent voters

Zaria Johnson Editor-in-Chief November 1, 2021

The Beverly J. Warren Student Recreation and Wellness Center will serve as a polling location Tuesday for the Portage County general election. The recreation center will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30...

OPINION: Misunderstood? One-issue voters, misconceptions and what some of them may really care about

Ross McDonnell Opinion Writer March 26, 2021

As someone who, for lack of a better term, enjoys thinking about the relationship between social issues and the law a fair amount, I often found myself analyzing the curiosity that was one-issue (or “single-issue”)...

Voting days for USG election

Blake Westover Reporter March 16, 2021

USG elections will be conducted this week. For two days, March 16 and 17, ballots can be submitted during university operating hours of 8 a.m to 5 p.m. “Students will receive an email Tuesday morning...

Meet the USG Candidates

Blake Westover, Reporter Ashley Blood, Reporter Lindsey Vlasic, Reporter March 15, 2021

Undergraduate student government elections for the 2021-22 school year will be held on March 16 and 17. Twenty-three candidates filed their petitions to campaign for open positions. The candidates began...

Hector Rodriguez (middle) salutes aside members of Veterans United for D.C. Statehood in May 2017.

Kent State alumnus invited to attend Biden inauguration after fighting for D.C. statehood

Zoë Blank Reporter February 25, 2021

Hector Rodriguez, Kent State alumnus and founder of Veterans United for D.C. Statehood, said he was honored and humbled to be selected by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, who represents the District of Columbia,...

Opinion: Q&A with Common Pleas judge Becky Doherty

Sara Crawford Opinion editor November 3, 2020

Becky Doherty is a Common Pleas Court judge for Portage County. She has served as a Common Pleas Court judge since the beginning of 2014 and is now running for re-election. On the Common Pleas Court, she...

GUEST OPINION: Political involvement and the 2020 election

Lance Batton Guest Opinion Writer November 3, 2020

What it means to vote often varies from person to person. For some people, it actually means nothing, and they argue that our political system is completely dominated by the “elite.” In another sense,...

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