Gephardt Institute completes registration push, continues election-related programs

The Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement and Wash U Votes—the team that chose which students groups would receive debate programming funds—went into this election season looking to defy the trend of college students not voting at Washington University.

Swetha Nakshatri | Contributing Reporter

Gephardt Institute prepares for voter engagement efforts

With preparation for the fall presidential debate underway, the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement is beginning their voter engagement efforts by appointing staff and researching how to best reach out to students.

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Carpool encourages WU students to vote early

WashU For Bernie volunteers are driving Washington University students of all political stripes to the polls so they can vote in the Missouri primary.

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Voting for college students: A state-by-state guide

With the Iowa Caucus only a week away, it’s time to start thinking about making your voice heard.

Re-envisioning ‘Youth, Voter Registration’ in our communities, piece by piece

Ferguson has challenged us all to reflect on our responsibilities as citizens. It can be argued that one of the most important and cherished right of Americans is the right to vote. Voting empowers the citizenry and strengthens communities. So what is one way that we can prevent another Ferguson?

Cheryl Holland | Washington University Education and Library Science Librarian

Ready to vote 2014

Woody Allen, President Harry S. Truman and the ubiquitously popular President Josiah Edward Bartlet are still in a constant struggle over who coined the phrase, “decisions are made by those who show up.” Aaron Sorkin, Bartlet’s creator, “borrowed” the phrase from the fictitious president for his 2012 commencement address at Syracuse University in order to inspire graduates to be true citizens of the world.

Dan Bram | Wash. U. Students for Hillary

SU re-times elections in attempt to increase interest

By moving its spring elections to later in the semester, Student Union hopes to improve on the 27 percent voter turnout from last year. While elections were held before spring break each of the past three years, this year’s will be held on Wednesday, March 26, and Thursday, March 27.

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Facebook’s double secret democracy thingy

’Tis the season…to vote? Facebook recently sent out an email to all of its users informing them that it would be holding a vote on proposed changes to its Data Use Policy and Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. You have until Dec. 10 to vote on the changes, which also includes voting on whether or not you will be able to continue voting on changes.

Administration should care more about voting issues

There is no question that there were many issues with voting for students at Wash. U. this year.

Megan Casebolt | Graduate Student

Bare Ballots: Why students chose not to vote

Despite one of the highest rates of voter turnout in the 2008 presidential election, almost 80 million eligible citizens still abstained from voting. This year, with a number of citizens disheartened by the political process, the candidates emphasized the importance of voting more than ever. However, as millions of people flocked to voting locations across […]