Build Your Ballot

Build Your Ballot

Follow the flowchart to find who you agree with most

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Study Your Candidate

Study Your Candidate

Get to know the Democratic and Republican frontrunners’ platforms

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Sanders supporters start club

Sanders supporters start club

Democratic Socialists join UTD’s political landscape after receiving approval from the Student Organization Center in February After spending the fall semester advertising and gathering supporters, the Democratic Socialists club has been approved to join the UTD community. Nicolas St. John, the president and founder of the Democratic Socialists and a...

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Students campaign for presidential hopefuls

Students campaign for presidential hopefuls

Democrat, Republican candidates get help from members of UTD community in 2016 race As televised debates continue to air and primaries begin to open across the nation, presidential candidates have intensified campaign activities in an attempt to attract voters. Students have volunteered their time on campaigns to help elect their...

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Q&A: Julian Castro

Q&A: Julian Castro

On Feb. 12, Julian Castro, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, came to campus to talk about diversity in leadership. The Mercury had a chance to talk to Castro about the election, his job and his plans for the future. Editor’s Note: This article has been updated since its...

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SG hosts weekly voter registration

SG hosts weekly voter registration

Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick was scheduled to visit UTD in February. In fact, no date has been set and Patrick’s office is considering a possible visit to campus before the November election. The Mercury regrets this error. Legislative Affairs Committee hosts drive...

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Sander’s imperfect, most viable candidate

Mainstream media focuses on positives of Vermont senator, fails to mention democratic socialist’s history of imperialist foreign policy Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ campaign has received much political coverage in recent weeks after a strong showing at the Democratic Debate on Jan. 19, the release of a single-payer universal health care...

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