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Voices in the Street: “what motivated you to vote?”

After a long and bruising campaign, voters finally went to the polls. Voices in the street has asked your fellow Bloomington residents why they came out to vote and why they feel their vote is important.

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Daily Local News – November 7, 2016

11/7/16 664,000 Hoosiers have voted early as of Friday, setting a new record for the state’s early voting turnout; Monroe County has seen a particularly high early voter turnout this year; Authorities in Marion County say they have received reports that several people around the county have received automated text messages directing them to polling places that are incorrect; A …

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Standing Room Only: Voting Rights and Wrongs: Minority Voting and Disenfranchisement

On Friday, September 16th ,The Mauer School of Law hosted a panel discussion on minority voting rights in America and Indiana. Panelists included Professor David Williams, a professor from Mauer and the Executive Director for the Center for Constitutional Democracy; Professor Luis Fuentes-Rowher, Professor at Mauer; and Indiana General Assembly Senator Greg Taylor. Professor Beth Cate also took part in the …

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Hola Bloomington – August 5,2016

En nuestro programa de hoy entrevistamos estudiantes de la universidad de Indiana Bloomington sobre sus opiniones de la convención democrática y republicana y como estudiantes se pueden mejor informar sobre la elección. Anunciamos algunos eventos que van ha pasar en la comunidad para mejor educar sobre el proceso de votar y como uno puede ser para registrar para votar. Mari …

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New Indiana State Statute Could Invalidate Your Vote at the Ballot Box

In early March, the Indiana legislature passed Senate Enrolled Act 61, affecting how Indiana voters can cast straight-party ballots. The bill was originally meant to fix over-voting in races in which voters can choose more than one candidate. The new statute says that “If a voter votes a straight party ticket for more than one political party, the whole ballot …

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Interchange – Gownsburg: The Messy Child Born of a Dysfunctional Couple

Student false alarm rates are an egregious cost that the city pays. Photo credit: David Snodgress for the Herald-Times

Universities are paternalistic and infantilizing and municipalities enable them. This translates loosely into “If you’re father says it’s okay…” Bringing a wealth of experience in Bloomington City Government to the topic, Geography scholar Stephen Volan will share his research into how college campuses function, for better and for worse, as municipalities. Indiana University has a complex relationship with the City …

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2015 ELECTION RESULTS: Bloomington and Ellettsville

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100% of precincts reporting     CITY OF BLOOMINGTON   Mayor John Hamilton (D): 77% John Turnbull (R): 23%   City Clerk Nicole Bolden (D): 100%   City Council District 1 Chris Sturbaum (D): 67% Dave Nakarado (L): 33% City Council District 2 Dorothy Granger (D): 100% City Council District 3 Allison Chopra (D): 72% Nelson Shaffer (R): 29% City …

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Interview: ACLU Lawsuit Challenges Law Barring Sex Offenders From Voting in Schools

Earlier this year the Indiana legislature passed a law barring what are referred to as serious sex offenders from voting on election day if their precinct is located in a school. The law passed unanimously in both the House and Senate. It makes it a Level 6 felony for an offender to enter a school property. Earlier today the American …

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Interchange – What’s the Matter with Voting?

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Tonight’s show, “What’s the Matter with Voting,” will focus on some of the questions that surround the ways citizens think about what voting means, why it matters, or doesn’t, and the ways in which local elections fit inside national and state narratives of the electoral process. Joining host Doug Storm are Marjorie Hershey and Joe Crawford. Marjorie Hershey is a …

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‘Dead Voter Law’ Reason For Delays In Monroe County Election Results

A law prohibiting dead people from voting was responsible for delays in tallying election results last month. That’s according to the Monroe County Election Board who oversees the vote counting process. They said most of the ballots were processed by 8 p.m. on election night. But final results weren’t available until early the next morning. Board member Brian Lemonds said …

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