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University to work with Butte County Elections Office after Super Tuesday brought long lines to the BMU

The 2020 Presidential Primary Election saw Chico State’s first time as a voting center as the Bell Memorial Union opened on the second floor. Photo by Kimberly Morales.

Kimberly Morales and Donovan Corprue

March 13, 2020

After the last voter inside Chico State’s Bell Memorial Union voting center cast their ballot at 12:20 a.m. on Wednesday morning, the Butte County Elections Office began to investigate the leading causes of the Super Tuesday standstill and examine possible alternatives for the general election in...

Votes, Vigils and The Day of The Dead on The Orion’s Newscast for Nov. 7

Dellanira Carrillo has half of her face painted like a sugar skull by Saidi Montoya in Trinity Commons on Friday. Check out this story and more on this week's newscast. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Alex Grant

November 7, 2018

On this week's newscast, the midterm election results are released, a vigil is covered, The Day of the Dead is highlighted and several other stories are discussed.2018 Midterm Election Results (0:06)Chico mourns passing of Linda Blacksten (0:59)Josh Fox performs monologue on how “The Truth Has Changed” (1:22)Spirits were high in Chico for Di...

Photo of the day

Chico State students check in at the Bell Memorial Union auditorium to vote for the most recent election on Tuesday. Photo credit: Dominique Wood

Dominique Wood

November 7, 2018

Chico State students check in at the Bell Memorial Union auditorium to vote for the most recent election on Tuesday.

Voting is crucial for this upcoming election

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Rayanne Painter

November 5, 2018

Nov. 6 is coming, and as people residing in the U.S, we all have important decisions to make.It’s no secret that politics are a headache, inducing, confusing and sometimes manipulative, during this time of year. Politicians, and those supporting their campaigns, have a tendency to do anything ...

Associated Students elections are coming, it’s time to vote

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Danielle Cortes

April 16, 2018

It's that time of year. Associated Students elections are on Wednesday and it's time to figure out who to vote for.A.S. Government Affairs at Chico State run an annual election that includes student officials who are elected by the students.The main purpose of this association is so students are abl...

Right to vote comes with an obligation

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Kendall George

April 11, 2018

With the Associated Students' election coming up, it's important to understand the complexity and necessity of voting, whether it be in a Chico State election or national election.As young adults, students and millennials, it might not be our first priority to vote, especially in A.S. elections that don'...

Liberty Cab gives free rides to voting polls

Liberty Cab gives free rides to voting polls

Jenice Tupolo

November 2, 2016

Don't let transportation get in the way of voting this Nov. 8. Liberty Cab will offer free rides from people's houses or workplaces to their respective polling booths. No additional stops will be made. This is the first year Liberty Cab is offering this service and ride demand is unknown. Voters in...

Ins and outs of voting

Michael Hawkins tables on campus every day to get students registered to vote. Photo credit: Ryan Corrall

Kaylie Lewis

October 3, 2016

The presidential election is rapidly approaching and here is how to register and participate.Registering to vote can be done online, through the mail or in person.Registering by mailVoter registration forms can be picked up at the local county election office located at 155 Nelson Ave. in Oroville. Prospective voters can call in to register at 1-800-345-VOTE (8683)....

Why college students should vote

Why college students should vote

Jeff Guzman and Dongyoung Won

September 28, 2016

This will be the first presidential election that I will be eligible to participate in. I plan on voting, and I believe all college students should do their best to get involved too. The life of a college student isn’t the most difficult role in society. Most of our time is spent worrying about...

Get to know your District 1 representatives

Get to know your District 1 representatives

Amelia Storm

May 18, 2016

On June 7, California will vote in a local, state and federal primary. Alongside voting for candidates for the presidential elections, District 1 residents will be voting for a representative. The incumbent, Congressman LaMalfa, has held the position since 2013. His opposition includes Jeff...

Political efficacy from a Canadian’s perspective

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Nick Bragg

November 8, 2015

Not being a citizen of the United States has burdened me with the inability to vote. I used to not care about politics, I used to have a very low level of political efficacy, I used to think that even if I could vote, my vote wouldn’t matter. Now being older and more educated, I have realized ...

Obama chooses education over prison

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Kristina Martinez

August 27, 2015

$80 billion is the amount of money that could “eliminate tuition at every public college and university in America.” As Obama pushes to find a way to end mass incarceration, local and state prison programs continue to become overcrowded. I agree with President Obama, I think that our prison systems...

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