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The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

What’s on the ballot this Town Meeting Day

What’s on the ballot this Town Meeting Day

Noah Diedrich and Jessie Pennington 10:00 am

Mayor Four candidates are running for Mayor in Burlington: Progressive Emma Mulvaney-Stanak, Democrat Joan Shannon, and Independents Will Emmons and Chris Haessly, according to the sample ballot for Ward...

Young voters should take initiative to become more informed

Young voters should take initiative to become more informed

Aditi Saleh, Opinion Columnist November 1, 2022

Millions of voters will cast their ballot on Nov. 8, Election Day. While voting is open to those aged 18 and over, many end up not exercising this constitutional right. The U.S. has a significantly...

Vote YES for the Reproductive Liberty Amendment Nov. 8

Vote YES for the Reproductive Liberty Amendment Nov. 8

Angelika Hillios, Opinion Columnist October 10, 2022

This election cycle, the Reproductive Liberty Amendment will be on the ballot and Vermonters will have the chance to enshrine reproductive autonomy into the state’s constitution.  After a four-year-long...

UVM should engage with all students who vote

UVM should engage with all students who vote

Harry Van Dyke, Opinion Columnist November 8, 2021

Student organizations did nothing to help out-of-state UVM students register in their home states for the 2021 municipal elections. UVM Democrats made efforts on their Instagram to educate people on...

The Grossman School of Business is made up of Ifshin and Kalkin Halls, pictured Nov. 8

Business majors’ voting rates remain low

Liz Chadwick, Features Staff Writer November 12, 2020

Despite Vermont’s record-breaking voting turnout in 2020, UVM’s voting rate historically falls short of average, and certain majors appear to contribute to its low participation more than others. According...

We shouldnt vote by mail in

We shouldn’t vote by mail in

Jordan Spindel September 11, 2020

For generations, the right for reliable access to voting has been a critical part of political agendas across the United States.  This umbrella includes mail-in voting, a voting method critical to...

We should vote by mail in

We should vote by mail in

Sophie Oehler September 11, 2020

I spent this summer as an intern for OrganizeNH, helping field organizers “elect NH Democrats up and down the ballot.”  Every night of the week, we made phone calls to voters across the state and...

Dont just settle for Biden, vote for Biden

Don’t just settle for Biden, vote for Biden

Sophie Oehler September 9, 2020

The night before the announcement of the presidential nominee is similar to the eve of a birthday.  You’ve spent all year making a list of demands, and hope your family bought you the right thing....

Voting restrictions show a backslide in democracy

Voting restrictions show a backslide in democracy

Matt Heineman, Opinion Columnist May 1, 2020

Since President Donald Trump’s election, some political experts have wondered whether the quality of American democracy is in decline or close to being irrevocably damaged. American democracy is in...

Students, use your vote wisely

Students, use your vote wisely

Staff Editorial February 26, 2020

Voting is one of the most direct ways to participate in democracy. This election season, make sure your vote is an educated one. UVM is a politically engaged campus. Democrats, Republicans and Progressives...

There is no primary candidate in the 2020 primaries

There is no primary candidate in the 2020 primaries

Henry Mitchell October 25, 2019

Trying to follow along with politics doesn’t mean we know what we’re doing. Listen, I’m sure that Democrats have the primary all figured out with their candidate assured to win with a clean track...

Make change: vote in SGA elections

Make change: vote in SGA elections

Staff Editorial March 27, 2019

No matter who you’re voting for, we should all vote in SGA elections. In recent weeks, there have been parallel student movements: a wave of protests and the arrival of SGA presidential campaigns. We...

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