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OPINION: The polls have betrayed us once again

Hannah Horowitz, Staff Writer November 7, 2020
The polls do not consistently reflect the thoughts of the average American. Getting a representative sample of the American public is an extremely daunting task, and it often does not fully align with demographic breakdowns.
American election mail envelopes

New Hanover voter guide 2020: District and county offices

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. 
Voters for no-excuse, in-person absentee voting at Norfolk City Hall in Norfolk, Virginia on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. (Kristen Zeis/The Virginian-Pilot/TNS)

OPINION: It’s your civic duty to vote

Gia Lash, Contributing Writer October 14, 2020
I'd encourage anyone who feels disheartened with the political process to look farther down the ballot. Find out who your local candidates are, and find out what they stand for. Understand what issues are affecting the people in your community, and understand what steps candidates are taking to fix them. While change happens at every level, local change is what you're most likely to feel the effects of. 
Randall Library celebrates women's right to vote and seeks to amplify minority voices

Randall Library celebrates women’s right to vote and seeks to amplify minority voices

Cierra Noffke, Culture Editor September 25, 2020
The Library has worked to present itself as a resource for minorities and students looking to gain a richer understanding of the society they live in. This includes expanding the Library’s collection to include more works by authors of color and hosting a myriad of programs, exhibits, and displays aimed at breaking prejudices through education.
“Wilmington on Fire” panelists discuss white supremacy, reparations, and why your vote matters

“Wilmington on Fire” panelists discuss white supremacy, reparations, and why your vote matters

Cierra Noffke, Culture Editor September 18, 2020
The conversation spans the width of various touchy topics—the 1898 Coup’s lingering debt, the “trend” of the Black Lives Matter movement, the responsibility of white people—and each panelist offers their thoughtful responses, bolstered by their years of research and experience.
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OPINION: Staying informed this election is important

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...

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]

North Carolina absentee mail-in voting guide

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...

The sample ballot for the New Hanover county 2020 primary elections.

Confusion amongst democratic primary ballot candidates

Veronica Wernicke, Assistant Opinion Editor February 25, 2020

We are in the midst of the 2020 primary elections and that means there are many decisions to be made between now and the end of the voting period. North Carolina’s early voting period is running from...

A sign points voters to an early voting location at ACC-Highland Mall.

If you do not vote for what you believe in, who will?

Sarah Levinson, Contributing Writer November 4, 2019

With the upcoming 2020 presidential election just around the corner and local elections this week, it is essential to understand how important a vote is in this unpredictable political climate. For many...

Christine Giroux exits the voting booth at Transit Town Hall Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 in Sibley County, Minn. The curtains, an ode the American flag, were sewn by a past election official. (Leila Navidi/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)

2018 Midterms – Democrats take the House, Republicans look to the Senate

Tyler Newman, News Editor November 8, 2018

The United States midterm elections were held on Nov. 6 across the nation, with many eager voters waiting in long lines and dodging adverse weather conditions to cast their ballot and make their voice...

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