This system is known as the Electoral College and is neither easy nor fair; it is merely an outdated concept that has no place in a country where the majority of citizens are informed about the candidates whom they are voting for.
Undergraduate student government elections are underway at the University of Connecticut; voting for all offices opened on Tuesday, March 5 at noon. All undergraduate students are eligible to vote for executive members and for the senate seats within their respective college. Voting closes at noon on Thursday, March 7.
The Connecticut Elections Cybersecurity Task Force met for the first time on Monday in Hartford. The taskforce was created by Secretary of the State Denise Merrill in response to the revelation that Russian intelligence agencies scanned Connecticut’s online voter registration system during the 2016 election.
With midterm elections just around the corner, Elect Her at the University of Connecticut aims to help equip women with the skills and techniques to run for office both inside and outside of college. Women have always played a significant role in politics, but they are still greatly outnumbered by men. In an increasingly contentious political climate in the United States, women may be more inclined to run for office.