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Make a plan for your vote

Sile Surman, Columnist

September 24, 2020

Do you check your voter registration status every single day, almost to the point of insanity? Join the club. This election has everyone, including myself, on edge lately.  Quite honestly, I’m probably not the first person to tell you to vote. It is safe to assume you’re tired of hearing it by...

ASWC E.C. Elections– The Results Are In

ASWC E.C. Elections– The Results Are In

Nick Maahs, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2018

Polls closed for the ASWC Executive Council elections on Monday, April 9 at 8:00 p.m.  Shortly over an hour after, ASWC announced the results to the student body via email. ASWC’s Executive Council elect—consisting of President Lily Parker, Vice President of Legislative Affairs Omar Aldahleh, V...

County Fair Rounds Up Republicans, Democrats, and Voters

County Fair Rounds Up Republicans, Democrats, and Voters

Olivia Gilbert, Feature Editor

September 8, 2016

If you walked by the Walla Walla County Republican Headquarters in the red brick building on Second Avenue last week, you would not have found a soul there. Travel about a mile south though, and you would have found, amid the smell of fried dough and the mechanical whirs and jerks of a dozen carnival r...

Voting initiatives on campus

Photo by Natalie Mutter.

Sara Platnick

November 5, 2015

ASWC and Walla Walla for Bernie Sanders have separately implemented measures to encourage student voting on all levels.

Meet the 2013 ASWC Executive Council Candidates

Tim Reed.  Photo contributed by Reed.

Emily Lin-Jones

April 4, 2013

ASWC Executive Council elections will be held on Monday, April 8. The Pioneer asked the candidates about their qualifications, goals for next year and favorite study spots. A debate between the presidential candidates, moderated by Chair of the Faculty and Professor of History David Schmitz, will be held ...

Proportional Distribution Needed to Fix Electoral College

Sam Chapman

November 8, 2012

If you claim you haven't had the following conversation in the past month, you're lying: You're with your friends, and the subject turns to politics. Somebody is almost certainly from California, Montana or some other solidly red or blue state. They'll mention who they plan to vote for, then write off...

Security risks make web voting impossible

Blair Hanley Frank

October 25, 2012

As the sales pitch goes, we ought to have the capability to vote online. After all, it's the 21st century. We have phones that can watch feature-length films, and there are startups that want to start delivering tacos using unmanned drones. It's election season, and that means the blogosphere has ...

Green Party vote not wasted

Green Party vote not wasted

Sam Chapman

October 25, 2012

I dream of an election in which the Green, Libertarian, Constitution and Justice parties are all polling around 17 percent beside the Democrat and Republican, who are doing about as well. Instead, this election is another iteration of the usual two-party nightmare. I'm not writing to complain a...

Local activists encourage students, community members to register to vote in upcoming election

Local activists encourage students, community members to register to vote in upcoming election

Maegan Nelson

October 4, 2012

With election day fast approaching, candidates are scrambling to acquire votes and get potential voters registered. Unfortunately, the majority of college students in the United States is not registered to vote. According to the U.S. Census, 47 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds voted in the 2004 presidential...

Residence life staff struggles with complicated voter registration

Illustration: Emily Johnson

Emily Lin-Jones

February 9, 2012

With Walla Walla County election day rolling around on Feb. 14, residents of the Whitman campus who want to register to vote locally may be in for a confusing experience. Although many students opt to register to vote in their home counties, some on campus have experienced issues trying to register usi...

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