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New Hanover voter guide 2020: District and county offices

American election mail envelopes

Nicolas Ziccardi, Contributing Writer

October 25, 2020

this guide is intended to give you a better glimpse not only at who you are voting for, but what they are running for. 

New Hanover voter guide 2020: State offices

American election mail envelope with face mask

Nicolas Ziccardi, Contributing Writer

October 25, 2020

Not only do local candidates have the greatest control over the facets of life that reach their citizens, but they are also more closely linked and beholden to their constituents.

New Hanover Voter Guide 2020: Federal offices

American election mail envelope with pen

Nicolas Ziccardi, Contributing Writer

October 25, 2020

Once again, America has reached that hallowed event voters hold both sacred in their hearts and yet seem to dread all the same. One roadblock many Americans face when picking their candidates are not only deciding who to pick but deciphering what position they are running for in the first place. Positions that may read as trivial or, frankly, boring, have potentially the greatest effect on citizens.

NextGen NC is here to inform young voters

NextGen N.C. is a progressive organization that focuses on registering young people to vote and turning them out to the polls in November.

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

August 29, 2020

With the 2020 general election only two months away, organizations like NextGen North Carolina (an offshoot of national organization NextGen America) are helping to inform and guide young voters about the election and why they should vote.

OPINION: Staying informed this election is important

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William Becker, Staff Writer

August 25, 2020

During the 2018 midterm election, I was an election official and also worked at a democratic call center. The two jobs obviously stayed very separate, but needless to say, I was deeply involved.  Having been politically active ever since I am already deeply confused by all the information and mis...

North Carolina absentee mail-in voting guide

Absentee voting manager Matt Kelly holds the ballot envelopes that will be used to mail ballots at the Franklin County Board of Elections office in Columbus on July 29. The two-key system ensures no one political party will have access to ballots alone. [Adam Cairns/Dispatch]

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

August 17, 2020

Due to concerns about health and safety, amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) at the polls this upcoming election season, more and more Americans are considering absentee mail-in voting.  A recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center found that about 65% of Americans support absentee voting, espec...

Matt Talone and Sabrina Balent elected as 2020-2021 SGA president and VP

2020-2021 SGA VP Sabrina Balent and Preisdent Matt Talone.

Veronica Wernicke, Opinion Editor

May 16, 2020

Every year UNC Wilmington students are given the opportunity to vote for the next school year's upcoming Student Government Association student body president and vice president.  On April 13, 2020, Matt Talone and Sabrina Balent were announced as the new president and vice president, respectfully, f...

Guide to the Midterm Elections

Guide to the Midterm Elections

Brenna Flanagan, Contributing Writer

October 30, 2018

It’s that time of year again – election season. For those of you who are discouraged or confused about voting because you’re afraid you’re not informed enough, The Seahawk has you covered. In this article, you will find information on federal, state and local candidates, plus proposed amendmen...

The WatchHawk: Week seven of Trump’s administration

Donald Trump shakes hands with supporters after he speaks at a rally at Gilley's Dallas on Thursday, June 16, 2016. (Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)

Samantha Durham | Assistant Opinion Editor

March 12, 2017

Trump accuses Obama of wiretappingPresident Donald J. Trump accused former President Barack Obama of surveilling the Trump Tower during his 2016 campaign. On March 4, President Trump took to Twitter to voice his concerns over the matter.“Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my “wires tapped”...

UNCW leans toward Clinton, College Republicans divided on Trump

Donald Trump and and Hillary Clinton on stage during the second debate between the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016 at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. (Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS)

Casey McAnarney, Editor in Chief

October 13, 2016

UNC Wilmington students have spoken out in two recent polls on The Seahawk's Twitter account before and after the second presidential debate, and they voted for Hillary Clinton as their choice for the next president. This stance on the candidates is no different from a past poll The Seahawk conduct...

Mike Pence expected to speak about the economy

Steven M. Falk | The Tribune News

August 23, 2016

Mike Pence comes to speak at the Wilmington area just two weeks after Donald Trump made his controversial visit to the Port City, illustrating the Republican Party's enthusiasm to win North Carolina in the upcoming presidential election. Both the Republican and the Democrat parties have identified North...

NC bill Opens door to discrimination

Members of the public go to vote for candidates at a Senate election in Pittsboro, NC. The new bill that the North Carolina Senate just passed allows possible discrimination when it comes to civil marriage based on religious beliefs.

Sarah Sharpe | Staff Writer

March 26, 2015

On Feb. 25, the North Carolina Senate passed a bill that allows magistrates and other government officials to opt out of civil marriage related duties based on sincerely held religious beliefs. The bill, SB 2, passed with a 32-16 vote and will now head to the House for debate.SB 2 is directed at LGBT...

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