Mercer Cluster

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

Friends play a card game in the freshman dorm Legacy Hall.
October 18, 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.

A Need to Know Basis: Voter Suppression

Graphic designed by Marianna Bacallao.
August 28, 2018

Voter suppression is a political strategy used by candidates to prevent the supporters of their opponents from voting. Since The Voting Rights Act of 1965 made the more transparent methods like poll tax...

Mercer tries to increase voter participation

Students signing up to vote at last semester's
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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