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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...

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...

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...

Photo by Tywen Kelly

Walla Walla Votes on Replacement Levy for School District

Georgia Lyon February 4, 2016
Walla Walla voters to decide on replacement levy for Walla Walla School District.
Photo by Natalie Mutter.

Voting initiatives on campus

Sara Platnick November 5, 2015
ASWC and Walla Walla for Bernie Sanders have separately implemented measures to encourage student voting on all levels.
Tim Reed.  Photo contributed by Reed.

Meet the 2013 ASWC Executive Council Candidates

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Illustration: Emily Johnson

Residence life staff struggles with complicated voter registration

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...

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