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STUDENT VOTING SUMMIT — Members of Northern Votes attend the 2022 Michigan Student Voting Summit at Michigan State University. The summit featured workshops, panels and a networking fair which aimed to bring together student voting leaders from colleges and universities across Michigan build a robust state-wide network to advance long-term student voting participation.

Profile — Northern Votes encourages civic engagement, voting

Willow Rasch February 7, 2023

Northern Votes is a nonpartisan club at NMU that was established in the summer of 2022. The club focuses on helping and encouraging students to engage civically in their community. “We aim to reach...

Graphic of NMU mascot Wildcat Willy holding a sign that says: I voted!

What to know before casting vote in upcoming Midterm Elections

Ayanna Allen, Assistant News Editor November 4, 2022

Election Day is approaching. Next Tuesday, Nov. 8, anyone registered to vote will be able to go and cast their ballots for the midterm elections. As it is a midterm election year, all seats in the House...

Editorial — Your vote matters

Editorial — Your vote matters

North Wind Editorial Board November 3, 2022

Midterm elections are right around the corner, which means the time has come for you to practice one of the most important civil service acts afforded to you as a United States citizen — voting. We...

VOTING MATTERS — Social Justice For Us will be hosting “Rock the Vote” to excite and encourage members of the campus community to participate in the upcoming midterm election. The event will include live music by local artists in addition to information regarding absentee ballot registration and voting processes.

“Rock the Vote” to centralize voter information on campus with live music

Andie Balenger October 17, 2022

Social Justice For Us will be hosting "Rock the Vote," a national non-profit organization/event, on Oct. 19 to inform the campus community about the upcoming midterm election and encourage voter turnout...

GO VOTE — Attendees at “Anatomy of an Election” pose questions to Marie Wicks, a Michigan election official, regarding the voting process. Northern Votes, a student organization, hosted “Anatomy of an Election” to explain the intricacies of casting a ballot on election day.

“Anatomy of an Election” dissects voting in Michigan

Andie Balenger October 10, 2022

Students and community members gathered Wednesday night for “Anatomy of an Election,” a two-hour informational forum that discussed the ins and outs of voting mechanics in Michigan. The event featured...

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