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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Only 16% of eligible voters in Washington aged 18-24 actually voted in this years elections

More efficient postal services increase the likelihood of voter turnout

GRACE HARVEY, Evergreen reporter September 21, 2023

More efficient postal administrations have been linked to an increase in voter turnout, according to a study by a WSU professor WSU assistant professor Michael Ritter analyzed voting from 2018–2020...

Michael Ritter, Travis Ridout and Todd Donovan discuss their midterm predictions, Nov. 8.

Election Day panel predicts midterm results

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Editor-in-chief November 9, 2022

As the midterm elections end and results start coming in, an election panel discussed its predictions about which way the results will go at a Foley Talk on Thursday. In five states, slavery is on the...

Patty Murray is the projected winner for Washington state senator as of Sunday.

Voting 101: Student voting hub, registration, ballot counting explained

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen news co-editor November 2, 2022

As Election Day approaches, voting becomes essential for students to make their voices heard and create change at the local level. WSU and Whitman County are trying to make voting and registration more...

Political science professor Paul Gronke discusses the increasing popularity of voting by mail after 2020, Oct. 25.

Professor encourages skepticism of politicians’ motivations

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen news co-editor October 26, 2022

Politicians casting doubt on the U.S. election system is deeply concerning for political science professor Paul Gronke, who believes it threatens democracy.  “I want to be optimistic, but we are...

Only 16% of eligible voters in Washington aged 18-24 actually voted in this years elections

Cougs have power through their vote

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen news co-editor October 20, 2022

With the 2022 midterms just around the corner, the Cougs Vote program is attempting to keep students informed on how to participate in the political process. Cougs Vote has been in operation for over...

One of the most important rights we have is voting. Are Cougs exercising it?

Students should vote in local elections

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen research editor November 4, 2021

One of the best things about this country is our right to vote. We get to choose our leaders, our representatives and the policies of our local areas. It is an important gift in our society. However,...

Election stress is mentally taxing, but we can work past it moving forward.

OPINION: Electoral stress negatively affects our mental health

MEGHAN HENRY, Evergreen managing editor November 19, 2020

As the election drew near over the last few weeks, a record number of Americans were doing their due diligence to fill out their ballots. Newscasts were watched, articles were read — all in preparation...

Stress and the election seem to go hand in hand, but it doesnt have to be that way.

OPINION: Don’t let election stress get to you

MADELINE GREER November 3, 2020

This election has been one of the most riveting in a long time. It’s a presidential election during a historical pandemic affecting millions of people living in America. This year’s election will...

Voter registration must be completed in person either in Colfax or the CUB. Residents must wear masks and obey safety measures while registering.

Voter registration must be conducted in person starting today

MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter October 27, 2020

Starting today, Washington state voters can register in-person at Whitman County’s Election Office or The Student Voting Hub in the Compton Union Building. Oct. 26 was the last day to register to...

Voting should be fun and interactive — not old and boring. Heres some ideas to liven things up a little.

OPINION: Satire: Voting needs to be reworked

JOEY FRANKLIN October 27, 2020

There is plenty of controversy surrounding the upcoming election’s voting process, including voting by mail, absentee ballots and the health concerns about voting in person. Government officials have...

Voting by mail ensures that everyone can make their political voices heard.

OPINION: Voting by mail will boost voter participation

JOEY FRANKLIN October 15, 2020

Every American citizen has a civic responsibility to vote and let their voice be heard. Because it’s a presidential election year — especially in the middle of a pandemic — the ability to vote safely...

Voting is one of the most important ways for American citizens to influence how their government runs.

OPINION: Voting is crucial for civic engagement

MADELINE GREER October 15, 2020

Every four years, Americans have the opportunity to vote for a presidential nominee. We also have elections at other times to elect city, county, state and federal officials. This has been a bizarre year...

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