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A voter at Stony Brook Universitys Center for Civic Justice getting a stamp for her mail in ballot. CRIS ZHANG/THE STATESMAN

How voting should look in the next presidential election

Matt Venezia November 12, 2020
#Opinion: Voting is a personal civic duty in the United States. Even while considered a flawed democracy, as classified by the Economist, the institutions of the U.S. are among the most democratic in the world.
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A mask on top of a ballot. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Why I’m voting third party this year

Steven Keehner November 7, 2020
#OPINION: I’m writing this on Oct. 23 — a day before early voting opens in New York. For the last six months, I have stared down the dreaded dilemma: Who should I vote for in the most important election of my lifetime?
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A voting booth at a polling place in Fort Washakie, Wyoming. WYOFILE WYOFILE/FLICKER VIA CC BY 2.0

Voting is a privilege — just do it

Mike Adams November 4, 2018
Vote to make yourself heard over an army of people trying to shut down the conversation.
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Donald Trump speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland. He won the 2016 US election stunning many media outlets who thought he had no chance of winning. GAGE SKIDMORE/FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

White people, all of us, elected Donald Trump

Genie Ruzicka November 27, 2016
Be there for your marginalized friends to listen and be a shoulder to cry or scream on.
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New York voter registration papers distributed by Stony Brooks Vote Everywhere group in partnership with the Andrew Goodman Foundation. ARACELY JIMENEZ/STATESMAN FILE

Feeling down about the election? Down ballot races have got your back

Rebecca Liebson October 12, 2016
If you feel that your voice is being stifled by the electoral college, voting down ballot gives you a chance to be heard.
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