WHAT TO KNOW
Biden supporters weigh in on policies, Trump alternative
Former Vice President Joe Biden is running as the Democratic Party's nominee for President. Hear what NU students have to say about his policies and proposals.
Election guide for Evanston voters
We’ve compiled information on some of the candidates and issues found on ballots in Cook County to help you decide how to vote this year. Here’s the rundown.
International students talk election, immigration policies
With Election Day around the corner, international students say re-electing President Donald Trump poses a threat to their futures.
Big Ten panel tackles election topics
An Oct. 28 panel discussed factors that affect voter turnout in the U.S. and on college campuses specifically.
Students volunteer as poll workers
Communication junior Sammi Tapper organized a group of over 200 Northwestern student volunteers to staff the polls.
Need a notary for your ballot?
Where to go at NU if you need a ballot notarization.
Group talks Biden candidacy, polling at CTSS event
CTSS's Oct. 11 panel featured a New York Times journalist, a progressive, a moderate Democrat and a Republican.
Campaign efforts over the phone
As the U.S. adapted to a virtual campaign season, students took to phone banking.
Recap: Trump and Biden face off in final debate
The two candidates addressed the COVID-19 pandemic, the economy and race relations in the final debate of the campaign on Oct. 22.
Recap: Harris and Pence clash in VP debate
Mike Pence and Kamala Harris debated the Trump admin's coronavirus response and approaches to climate change and racial justice on Oct. 7.
Recap: Trump questions election's integrity in chaotic first debate
The first debate between Trump and Biden was marked by frequent appeals to the American people from Biden and incessant interruptions from Trump.
Wildcats promote civic engagement and voting ahead of election
Northwestern Athletics made November 3 an off-day from practice for all sports as a way to “empower student-athletes in raising their voices.”
IN THE CITY
State Rep. Robyn Gabel faces challenger for 18th District
Democrat Robyn Gabel represents the 18th District of the Illinois House of Representatives, and has held the seat since 2010. She is running against Independent Sean Matlis.
Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx faces reelection battle
After four years as Cook County State’s Attorney, Kim Foxx is running for re-election, facing off against Republican Pat O’Brien and Libertarian Brian Dennehy for the position.
Jan Schakowsky up for re-election against Republican Sargis Sangari
After over 20 years in the House of Representatives, U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Evanston) is seeking re-election for a 12th term representing Illinois’ 9th Congressional district.
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Thousands show up for in-person early voting in Evanston
The Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center began hosting in-person early voting for Evanston on Oct. 19, and has since seen more than 7,000 residents come to vote.
Evanston residents weigh in on Fair Tax Amendment
This November, Illinois residents will decide if they want the state to change its tax system from the current flat tax system to a graduated income tax.
Main-Dempster Mile mobilizes Evanston voters ahead of Nov. 3
A coalition of Evanston small businesses is hosting bake sales, selling themed merchandise and initiating other campaigns encouraging residents to vote.
Community leaders help people experiencing homelessness vote
In an effort to increase voter registration among people experiencing homelessness, two local organizations collaborated to create voter registration pop-ups in Evanston.
Underwood seeks re-election in historically-red District 14
After winning a tight race in a historically red district in 2018, U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood is looking to hold on to her seat in Illinois’ 14th Congressional District.