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First-time student voters consider critical issues in 2020 presidential election

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief October 19, 2020
Students who will cast their first presidential vote next month told The Cluster what issues matter most to them as they weigh their options.
Photo by Tiffany Tertipes via Unsplash

Georgia’s voter registration deadline is Monday, October 5. Here’s what you need to know

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief October 2, 2020
Take note: Monday is the last day you can register to vote in the general election Nov. 3 if you’re a Georgia resident.
ANALYSIS: Should we watch the presidential debates?

ANALYSIS: Should we watch the presidential debates?

Kylie Brown, Staff Writer September 28, 2020
Presidential debates have become a mainstay in the election process, and this cycle is no different. Debates can also be confusing, and while I will obviously be watching, I wanted to ask some of Mercer’s own experts what they think about presidential debates and whether or not they believe debates will have any impact on you as a voter. 
Archive graphic designed by Marianna Bacallao.

A Mercer student’s guide to voting absentee

Allison Whitehead, Contributing Writer September 21, 2020
Any Georgia voter is eligible to request to vote absentee, and as the presidential election is just over a month away, students should begin making their voting plan sooner rather than later. Here are five steps for voting absentee. 
Archive graphic designed by Marianna Bacallao.

ANALYSIS: Absentee ballots do’s and don’ts

Kylie Brown, Staff Writer September 11, 2020
What exactly is mail-in voting, and is it a safe way to cast your vote?
Archived Photo by Mahima Sultan

ANALYSIS: Welcome back. Now register to vote!

Kylie Brown, Staff Writer August 23, 2020
Welcome back to campus! 2020 has been interesting and chaotic, but it’s not over yet. For me — and many others — the most exciting part of 2020 is just beginning: it’s election season!
The Macon mayoral election will be different this year. Here’s how

The Macon mayoral election will be different this year. Here’s how

Phoebe Monsour and Elizabeth Tammi April 28, 2020
The deadline for voter registration in Macon-Bibb County is on May 11. As we gear up for the mayoral election, here are some things you might want to know.
Students signing up to vote at last semester's

Mercer tries to increase voter participation

Jenna Eason, Photography Editor September 24, 2015

Driving up to the polling station in Dublin, Georgia on a Friday afternoon, the line stretched for a three-hour wait to vote in the 2012 presidential election. Joey Wozniak, a freshman at Mercer University...

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