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

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

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief

October 19, 2020

Nearly a third of Georgia voters who will vote in the 2020 general election are under 35 years old, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. That’s a growth rate of 68% for the age group since 2016. College student voter registration in particular surged from 19% in 2014 to 40% in 2018, the AJC reported. And Mercer University students vote at a much higher rate than regional undergraduate popula...

Breaking: Sen. Lackey clinches SGA presidency in nail-biting second round

Savannah Lackey and Ashton Bearden will serve as the 2020-2021 SGA President and Vice President. Photo provided by Savannah Lackey

Lars Lonnroth, Staff Writer

March 27, 2020

Savannah Lackey, rising junior, won Mercer’s Student Government Association’s presidential election by 16 votes on Friday, narrowly defeating challenger Genesis Cooper and clinching victory in the second round of the SGA presidential elections.

SGA hopefuls face a three-way race

SGA hopefuls face a three-way race

Sarah Pounds, News Editor

March 17, 2016

Students who want to run for President and Vice President of the Student Government Association (SGA) in the 2016/2017 academic year announced their candidacy Wednesday night. According to SGA, the tickets are currently: Elizabeth McKay and Aaron Scherf, David Boggs and Oscar Martinez, and Reed Jones...

Bearly a Democracy: A claw full of knowledge

The attendees at the Bearly a Democracy symposium get interactive as they meet new people.

Sterling Neill, Staff Writer

November 11, 2015

As time for elections swiftly comes our way, Americans rush to cast their votes in hopes of electing an official that will make a difference for the years to come. The Bearly a Democracy symposium provided an avenue to address questions that troubled the student voting population at Mercer Univer...

Bibb County officials seek election reform

Brittany Dant

September 21, 2011

A group of eight Bibb County officials made it known in early September their plan to ask local legislators to make county elections nonpartisan. The officials included Bibb County Solicitor-General Otis Scarbary, Probate Judge William Self, District Attorney Greg winters, Sherriff Jerry Modena, Superior...

SGA general election results announced

SGA general election results announced


April 6, 2011

[nggallery id=12]   Roughly one in four students cast a ballot in Wednesday's SGA senatorial elections for the coming academic year, marking an official end to the spring campaign season. SGA election officer Jamel Pee said an estimated 575 students turned out to vote in Wednesday's campus-wide election. That's mostly on par with last year's turnout, Pee said. A crowd of a...

SGA presidential, vice-presidential election kicks off

SGA presidential, vice-presidential election kicks off


March 18, 2011

Campaigning for SGA president and vice-president officially began Wednesday evening with two tickets qualifying to appear on the ballot for next week's campus-wide election. Juniors Stephen Bradshaw and Jordan Locke will vie against each other for the title of student body president. Sophomore Melissa...

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