University Enforces Yes-Means-Yes Consent Policy

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by: MORGAN STOLPA, CSU Public Relations Intern

The Affirmative Consent Policy at Minnesota State University, Mankato is there to keep you

aware.

At Minnesota State University, Mankato the Equal Opportunity Office is dedicated to preventing sexual violence, discrimination, harassment and will respond to reports of sexual misconduct.

In February 2018, Mankato State University adopted its own Affirmative Consent policy which highlights the importance of having consent when engaging in sexual activity.

The system-wide Minnesota State Sexual Violence Policy adopted by Minnesota State Mankato states: “Consent is informed, freely given and mutually understood. If coercion, intimidation, threats and or physical force are used, there is no consent. If someone is mentally or physically incapacitated or impaired—including from drug or alcohol consumption—and doesn’t understand the situation, there is no consent. Silence does not necessarily constitute consent.”

‘Consent is informed, freely given and mutually understood….Silence does not necessarily constitute consent.’ 

The Affirmative Consent policy creates clarity. If both parties cannot meet the standards of the policy and confidently say, “Yes,” it is not considered consensual. Prior to this policy, a student would have to verbally say, “No” for the incident to be considered sexual assault.  To ensure students are aware of the policy and what is expected of them, Mankato State University provides educational training.

“Students are required to complete the Consent and Respect course. Our office does presentations and trainings on campus to students and employees. The Women’s Center and Violence Awareness and Response Program (VARP) collaborate with other campus offices to offer programming on topics related to sexual violence prevention and awareness. Our office participates in some of this programming,” said Quenter Ramogi, Equal Opportunity & Title IX Specialist, Deputy Title IX Coordinator.

If you or anyone you know has been the victim of sexual, dating or relationship violence, call University Security at 389-2111 immediately, or talk to someone you trust, like your Resident Advisor. To submit a complaint please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity & Title IX at 507-389-2986. You may also consider filing a report with local law enforcement. To report in the city of Mankato, please dial 911.

Be A Hero: Bystander Intervention Can Be A Simple Yet Courageous Act

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by ALEJANDRO REYES VEGA, CSU Public Relations Assistant

Bystander intervention is one of the simplest and most significant things you can do to protect someone. Stepping into a situation can be as simple as taking someone home after they have had too much to drink, or making sure that someone is aware that rape or assault jokes are not funny.

This week we asked some interns in the Women’s Center to talk about an event that discussed the importance of bystander intervention and what students can do.

Why you chose to do this event:

“We chose bystander intervention as our topic because it is important to be an active bystander. It is also important to remind ourselves and our peers the importance of intervening and what intervening (if not experienced yet) may look like.

“We specifically chose this topic around the time of Halloween. This is because on college campuses, and elsewhere, Halloween costumes can be used as an excuse to do sexual activities without the person’s consent. Please bear in mind that the costumes are not consent and that people have the right to wear whatever they want to and stay safe. The problem in this is the people who take what someone’s wearing as a yes without getting a free verbal and enthusiastic yes from the wearer before engaging in any sort of sexual activity. 

“Bystander intervention and primary prevention (stopping unwanted sexual activities at the source: the attacker and deconstructing the misconceptions about consent) are proven to be effective in the short term, so right away, rather than waiting.”

What the event is focused on:

“For our event, we conducted a survey that asked the students about whether or not they knew what bystander intervention was or if they had ever used it.

“Through this survey, we were able to see that most students have a basic knowledge of what bystander intervention is, but many have never used this form of primary prevention before.

“Speak Up, focused on what bystander intervention was, what it looked like in a couple different settings, why people might be hesitant to intervene/why they need to, and it gave them ideas on how to intervene and what kind of thinking process goes into planning on stepping in.”

Why bystander intervention is important:

“Bystander intervention is important because it can stop unwanted sexual activity either before it starts or break it up if it is in the midst of happening. It is important to make sure that the people around us are safe and enjoying their time.

“Nobody deserves to have any unwanted sexual advances or actions used against them and it is our job to enforce that.

What have you learned about ways that people do or do not intervene:

“People often chose not to intervene for a few reasons.

“The first being that they are in a roomful of people and hope that someone else who is more qualified will step in instead.

“However, this is not true and most likely everyone else in the room thinks the same thing. Then nobody steps in and bad things happen that could be prevented through bystander intervention.

“Next, is that people who believe in rape myths are less likely to step in or speak up.

“Rape myths are untrue ideas that are harmful to the victim or survivor. These are thoughts like ‘Well, they shouldn’t be wearing that if they don’t want that to happen,’ or ‘I mean, they are like that way so they deserve it.’  Thoughts like these are incorrect and harmful because they pose as excuses to act in unacceptable ways.”

For more information, contact or visit the Women’s Center/Violence Awareness and Response Program in CSU218.

RSO of the Month

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by ALEJANDRO REYES VEGA, CSU Public Relations Assistant

This month we look into a recently established Organization on our campus. This is AIESEC’s first semester and they might seem appealing to many of you, so make sure to check them out.

What is your RSO?

AIESEC is the largest youth-run organization in the world. We develop leadership through challenging cross-cultural experiences and we do that across 127 countries and territories.

What do you do, what makes you special, what do u have to offer? 

We’re a leadership organization that facilitates cross-cultural experiences for youth to unlock their leadership potential. We’re in consultative status with the United Nations; we represent youth in the UN. The UN looks to us when it comes to youth-related matters.

Do you have to apply, how selective are you, do you target a specific audience?

The application process is as follows: Fill an online application form, attend an interview, find out your result and then attend your induction day.

What is your ultimate goal?

Provide more challenging leadership opportunities to the youth of Mankato and help them unlock their potential.

How many members do you have?

9

How many years have you been at the University? 

Less than a year

What other Universities have your organization?

Appalachian State University Georgia Institute of Technology The University of Texas – Austin
Suffolk University The University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill The University of Texas – Dallas
The University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire The University of Georgia The University of Wisconsin – Madison
Minnesota State University, Mankato University of Maryland Florida International University
The University of Michigan – Ann Arbor The University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee The University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
The University of Missouri – Columbia CUNY Baruch Northwestern University
Ohio University San Jose State University The University of Washington – Seattle
St. Edwards University Texas A&M University The University of California – Los Angeles
University of Southern California The George Washington University Yale University

 

Something funny: what meme would your RSO relate to?

 

Life Tips: Healthy Relationships Are Everyone’s Right and Responsibility

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by AFURE ADAHCSU Public Relations Assistant

Living a healthy lifestyle is super important. Exercising, and eating healthy are the main things people think about when talking about a healthy lifestyle, but maintaining healthy relationships is a big part of that too. 

Healthy relationships are the right and responsibility of everyone involved, and they have certain characteristics. Here are some that you should expect:

  • Mutual respect. Respect means that each person values who the other is, and understands the other person’s boundaries.
  • Trust. Partners or friends should place trust in each other and give each other the benefit of the doubt.
  • Honesty. Honesty builds trust and strengthens relationships.
  • Compromise. In relationships, each person does not always get his or her way. Each should acknowledge different points of view and be willing to give and take.
  • Individuality. Neither person should have to compromise who he/she is, and his/her identity should not be based on the other’s. Each should continue seeing his or her other friends and should continue doing the things he/she loves. Each should be supportive of his/her partner or friend wanting to pursue new hobbies or make new friends.
  • Good communication. Each person should speak honestly and openly to avoid miscommunication. If one person needs to sort out his or her feelings first, the other partner should respect those wishes and wait until he or she is ready to talk.
  • Anger control. We all get angry, but how we express it can affect our relationships with others. Anger can be handled in healthy ways such as taking a deep breath, counting to ten, or talking it out.
  • Fighting fair. Everyone argues at some point, but those who are fair, stick to the subject, and avoid insults are more likely to come up with a possible solution. Partners and friends should take a short break away from each other if the discussion gets too heated.
  • Problem solving. Dating partners can learn to solve problems and identify new solutions by breaking a problem into small parts or by talking through the situation.
  • Understanding. Each person should take time to understand what the other might be feeling.
  • Healthy sexual relationship. Dating partners engage in a sexual relationship that both are comfortable with, and neither partner feels pressured or forced to engage in sexual activity that is outside his or her comfort zone or without consent.

Know these characteristics so you can maintain healthy relationships as well as discern which relationships might not be so healthy.

#MeToo: Understanding the Movement

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by BRETT MARSHALL, CSU Public Relations Assistant

Over the past year, the #MeToo movement has swept the nation. While most people know the general idea, the intent of the movement goes much deeper.

Countless tweets, articles and actions generated by #MeToo have heightened consciousness and personal accountability with far reaching social impact that has toppled powerful individuals in such areas as entertainment, politics and athletics. Minnesota has been part of that spotlight with former Senator Al Franken stepping down amidst claims of sexual inappropriate activity.

Where did the #MeToo movement start? Where is it going? Here is a recap of a movement that has swept the country and the globe.

How It Went Viral and How it Actually Started

The #MeToo Movement went viral just over a year ago on Twitter after Alyssa Milano created a call to action after allegations of sexual assault against Harvey Weinstein were made by actress Ashley Judd. Her appeal became public in a breaking story by The New York Times.

The tweet exploded and people everywhere began sharing their stories of sexual assault and/or harassment.

Even though this was a positive thing, it wasn’t the actual start of the Me Too movement. The movement was actually created back in 2006 by a black woman named Tarana Burke. She started the Me Too movement as a way to give a voice to sexual assault survivors in underprivileged communities.

In an interview with Ebony Magazine, Burke said Me Too wasn’t built to be a viral campaign, but rather it was “a catchphrase to be used from survivor to survivor to let folks know that they were not alone and that a movement for radical healing was happening and possible.”

Burke never expressed bitterness for Milano coining the #MeToo hashtag, and Milano later shared Burke’s story once she was made aware of Burke’s creation from 10 years earlier.

Burke did, however, say it was important to not “whitewash the movement” and to continue to keep focus on underprivileged areas because “women of color are often overlooked and left out of the very conversations they create.” She expressed empathy via her Twitter account to all of the women who stepped forward and shared their stories using the #MeToo.

Me Too’s official website, metoomvmt.org, cites the organizations primary functions:

“The ‘me too’ movement supports survivors of sexual violence and their allies by connecting survivors to resources, offering community organizing resources, pursuing a ‘me too’ policy platform, and gathering sexual violence researchers and research. ‘Me Too’ movement work is a blend of grassroots organizing to interrupt sexual violence and digital community building to connect survivors to resources.”

More information about Burke and her story can be found by reading her story.

The Positive Impact of #MeToo

The #MeToo movement had a profound impact. It inspired women, who had felt so trapped for so long, to finally come out and face their assailants.

The #MeToo movement saw several people of power fall under severe allegations and punishments. Below is timeline highlighting a few of the major assailants and their victims.

  • Oct. 15, 2017: Milano starts the #MeToo hashtag
  •  USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar was accused of sexual assault by Gold Medalist, McKayla Maroney. Nassar was later sentenced to 60 years in prison on child pornography charges.
  • Oct. 29, 2017: The first sexual assault allegations are made against actor Kevin Spacey by Anthony Rapp. These allegations eventually led to Spacey losing his lead role on Netflix’s House of Cards and the abandonment of the Netflix Original movie “Gore,” a movie for which Spacey was the main character.
  • Nov. 10, 2017: Comedian Louis C.K. confirms that the sexual misconduct allegations made by several women against him were true.
  • Nov. 29, 2017: NBC fires long-time Today Show co-host, Matt Lauer, after receiving detailed allegations about sexual misconduct.
  • Dec. 7, 2017: U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., says he’ll resign from Congress amid sexual misconduct allegations.
  • Jan. 11, 2018: Actor James Franco is accused by five women, all of whom were either students or mentees, of sexual misconduct.
  • Jan. 20, 2018: More than a million people participated in the Women’s March on the anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration to protest his policies and to speak up for women.
  • Feb. 3, 2018: Actress Uma Thurman comes forward with more sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein.
  • April 26, 2018: Bill Cosby was convicted of drugging and molesting a woman in the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era
  • May 25, 2018: Harvey Weinstein turned himself in to New York authorities after being charged with rape in the first and third degrees, as well as criminal sexual act in the first degree for forcible sexual acts against two women in 2013 and 2004.
  • Sept. 16, 2018: Christine Blasey Ford accused Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, of sexual assault for an incident that occurred while the two attended separate high schools in Bethesda, Md. She offered to testify to Senate Judiciary Committee pending and FBI investigation.
  • Sept. 25, 2018: Bill Cosby was sentenced to three to 10 years behind bars for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his gated estate. The first major celebrity to be punished in the #MeToo era.
  • *All of these timeline pieces were taken from a timeline created by Christen A. Johnson and KT Hawbaker of the Chicago Tribune. You can view the full timeline here.

Those were just a few of countless allegations made against prominent figures in the world that may not have otherwise been brought forward had the #MeToo movement never gained traction. The movement has sparked important conversation about how men in power positions can abuse that power. It’s given survivors a community of support and a place to feel safe and to lift the burden that many have carried for so long. It’s helped to prosecute predators and lock them up, protecting those who may have otherwise been future victims.

But event though all of this is great, it doesn’t come without out some pushback.

The Pushback against #MeToo 

Though the #MeToo movement has brought some major issues to light and has helped put many assailants behind bars, there are still many who are wary of and even oppose the movement.

One of the biggest concerns has been voiced by many men who feel they’ve been blanketed as someone guilty of sexual assault. Others state that they can’t go on dates or be around women anymore because women are fearful that they’ll be assaulted.

Further backlash questions what classifies as sexual assault or sexual misconduct. A notable example was allegations made against actor/comedian, Aziz Ansari. While on a date, a woman said Ansari ignored verbal and nonverbal hints. She never explicitly told Ansare she didn’t want to have sex. When she later said “no,” he reportedly stopped immediately and suggested the two put their clothes on again. Because of what happened earlier in the date, she accused Ansari of sexual assault. Opinion pieces about the situation were published in The New York Times defending Ansari saying, “Aziz Ansari Is Guilty. Of Not Being a Mind Reader.”Image result for aziz ansari me too

The Ansari situation triggered further pushback: false accusation.

Many feel false accusations are frequent and fear they can’t even interact with women without being accused of something.

Though this concern heightens awareness to sexual assaults, one writer says, “we shouldn’t lump all male misbehavior together.”

Some men in the workplace now say they are so fearful of accusations that they refuse to have a closed-door, 1-on-1 meeting with a female.

In such cases another co-worker or assistant is present so no false accusations can be made. Employers have gone as far as to advise their male employees to avoid sharing vehicles and to altogether avoid business trips with women. 

Reports claim this effect impacts both men and women, who are losing out on job opportunities because of men separating themselves.

Men aren’t the only ones who have concerns about #MeToo. Several women have spoken up about it too.

A survey from Vox revealed that women had three major concerns about the #MeToo movement:

1. Men could be falsely accused of sexual harassment or assault.

2. Women could lose out on opportunities at work because men will be afraid to work with them.

3. The punishment for less severe forms of sexual misconduct could be the same as for more severe offenses.

It should be noted, though, many of the women with those fears cited their primary concern being those things would affect the men in their lives: husbands, fathers, sons, boyfriends, friends, etc.

Many of the women also say that the viral impact of #MeToo has caused most accusations to be fact, even if it’s an exaggeration or false altogether. These women feel loved ones may be in danger because of that. Some described their fears as a “sex partition” that is dividing men and women. They contend the movement can only be successful if both men and women could fight the cause together.

What about #HimToo and an LGBT #MeToo?

A mother’s recent Twitter post posed another hashtag – #HimToo. The tweet, later deleted, by Marla Reynolds, pointed to pa flaw in the #MeToo movement. Despite her intent that not all men are bad, the backlash included people mocking the post and creating a male fictional character in a meme that sarcastically attacked #HimToo.

Still, a deeper #HimToo meaning emerged – male victims of sexual assault and members of the LGBT community. 

Statistics from the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) cite that 1 in every 10 men are sexually assaulted in their lifetime. RAINN also stated 21 percent of transgender college students experience a sexual assault, a number much higher than the non-trans male and female student population. A study conducted by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention found that 44 percent of lesbians and 61 percent of bisexual women experience rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner, compared to 35 percent of heterosexual women and 26 percent of gay men and 37 percent of bisexual men experience rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner, compared to 29 percent of heterosexual men.

Men experiencing sexual assault, are silenced by society’s perception that men are always the bad guys.

“Men are historically considered the bad guys. If some men abuse women, then we all are abusers ourselves … so therefore when it comes to our being abused, we deserve it.” Chris Brown said during an interview with The New York Post. The University of Minnesota music professor was one of the many victims of James Levine, renowned conductor of the Metropolitan Opera Company, who was accused of abusing several teen men decades ago and was fired as a result.

Experts also suggest men are fearful to come forward for reasons similar to the LGBT community – the stigma of who they are. Men are supposed to be strong and not show emotion and are never victims, so speaking up could show sign of weakness.

Others abused men fear a common perception that they are more likely to be abusers. New York-based psychoanalyst Richard Gartner, co-founder of MaleSurvivor, said cases of male sexual assaults focus more attention on shaming the assailant rather than supporting the victim, This may also contribute to men remaining quiet.

Moving Forward

No matter where an individual stands on the #MeToo movement, it’s important to recognize the movement’s impact: to bring awareness to sexual assault, to prosecute assailants and support the victims. Survivors are discovering they are not alone and, in turn, support one another. It’s also raised concerns ranging from whitewashing to false accusations to underrepresentation for male and LGBT survivors.

Above all, is the realization the movement is not just for and about women. It’s a movement that will only progress if all groups can work together. Only then can society truly take down sexual assault.

CEEP Election Forum Today!

College Election Engagement Project holds forum in Ostrander tonight

by AFURE ADAH, CSU Communications Student Assistant

It’s almost election day! Calling all students of MSU!! Our votes are super important, so it is necessary that we learn all that we can about the candidates, their ideas and values to see whose match up with ours.

An Election Forum is happening TODAY from 5 to 7:30 PM in Ostrander Auditorium. The goal of this event is to educate students about candidates running for governor.

At the beginning of the event a short 10-question quiz can be taken to help students decide what options fit them best and go along with their values and ideas. This will in turn, help students learn about what values affect their political choices.

There will also be FREE donuts and coffee!

Get educated and get voting!

Student Political Groups Weigh-In on Midterm Elections

by: Alejandro Reyes Vega, CSU Communications Student Assistant

Elections are just around the corner and it is important to step back and take a look at which candidate represents your values and goals the best. We asked the College Democrats and College Republicans two questions each to get some thoughts and opinions on the upcoming election. Our questions were as follows:

  1. What’s at stake with this year’s election?
  2. Why should people get out and vote?

The president of College Democrats, Emma Fuhrman, had this response,

  1. “There are many things at stake in this years election. For one, this will evaluate who will run Minnesota for the coming years. Our future leaders will use their voice to advocate for the people of Minnesota. We want someone who will represent our core beliefs and values. The College Democrats view our public education (k-12 and university) budgets at risk of getting cut, decreased diversity, action against women’s choice with regards to reproductive health and the imminent destruction of our environment as some key issues. For MSU students, this election is particularly important, as the Minnesota government sets tuition rates for our university.”
  2. “People should get out and vote not only because it is their civic duty, but also because it will set a precedent for the incoming generations. Millennials have fairly low turnout rates in elections, which is surprising given the current political climate. The most important reason for people to get out and vote is that things need to change. Voting is one of the simplest things one can do to initiate change on a local, state and national level.”

The president of the College Republicans, Aaron Eberhart, had this to say,

  1. “The future of America is at stake. The Democrats want to be elected to resist the President.  Republicans are running to support the President and keep the country moving towards how the Constitution outlines it to be run. The Republicans have a track record of lowering health care costs and improving it at the state level as well as President Trump exhibiting a booming American economy among his many accolades in less than two years on the job.”
  2. “Citizens should get out to vote because the future is decided by those who show up. Republican voters are energized by President Trump’s tireless work.”

No matter where you stand on any issues or whose party you align with, you should let your voice be heard and vote during the midterm election Nov. 6. If you haven’t registered, check out our guide that provides you with all of the information you’ll need for education, registration, ballot information and voting location!

 

League of Women’s Voters Educates Community

by: Morgan Stolpa, CSU Public Relations Intern

The St. Peter League of Women Voters (LWV) is dedicated to continuing to educate themselves and the surrounding areas on complicated issues. The issues range from economics to environment, politics to local government and general concerns to personal concerns.

Although the St. Peter LWV is small, they are dedicated to education and creating change. The LWV takes action through letters to the editor, open forums, presentations to other groups, voter registration and discussions with our legislators.

The St. Peter LWV is open to anyone however, only those who are 16 years or older can be voting members. It serves the following areas:

  • Blue Earth
  • Nicollet
  • Mankato
  • North Mankato
  • St. Peter

In addition to the St. Peter area, there are several local leagues all across Minnesota. To find out if there’s a league in your area visit: https://lwvmn.org/local-leagues/lwv-minnesota-local-lwvs.

Additionally, the LWV offers opportunities for students to get involved in the community. The LWV holds open meetings where students and community members can voice their opinions as well as educate themselves further.

“We do have opportunities for students, staff and faculty. We can not promise paid jobs, unless we (or you) have access to grant funding, but we offer stipends to guest speakers, and we offer low-cost or no-cost student memberships,” said Edi Thorstensson, St. Peter League of Women Voters Treasurer.

Although there are no specific volunteer opportunities listed on their website, the LWV has accepted volunteers in the past and, “This is a direction that we hope to take; with voter education and participation as foremost among our goals, we want to activate and involve people of all ages and interests in non-partisan political engagement.”

For more information on how to get involved, check out www.lwvmn.org or visit the St. Peter Area League of Women Voters Facebook page.

Your Vote Matters and CEEP is Here to Help

by: Brett Marshall, CSU Public Relations Assistant

Your vote matters and the Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) wants to make sure they can help you be prepared to cast it!

CEEP is a national nonpartisan project that helps faculty, staff and student leaders on college campuses engage students in federal, state and local elections. MSU’s branch of CEEP is spearheaded by sophomore Andrew Trenne.

“I decided to get involved with CEEP because I wanted to see what impact I could make on our school’s voter turnout.” Trenne said. “Our age group is significantly impacted by the decisions made by our leaders and it’s important to have our voices heard no matter what party or background you are.”

Trenne and CEEP have been actively involved in getting MSU’s students registered to vote and educating them on what’s coming in the election. They’ve been fielding voting questions and have put up giant displays with candidate information in between the campus bookstore and the Student Activities Office.

The group is also hosting a “Your Vote Matters” event Oct. 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Ostrander Auditorium that will provide information on the importance of voting, how to register and have free refreshments. Trenne hopes this event will help emphasize the upcoming election and it’s importance to the state of Minnesota.

“I think this election is super interesting, especially seeing how close a lot of the races are this year. I am deeply interested in our state politics and it has been interesting to see how the governor’s race has shaped up.” Trenne said.

Minnesota’s election holds extra importance this year as well because a special election for the Senate means two Senate seats are open instead of the usual single seat. Democratic representatives, Tina Smith and Amy Klobuchar (incumbent), are running against Republican representatives, Karin Housley and Jim Newberger, respectively.

Trenne says that the only thing more important than voting is making sure people make an educated vote.

“An educated vote is essential because, when you vote, you want to not vote for party affiliation, but for who best represents and describes your views,” he said. “Voting is not about which party gets more seats or votes, but what the public thinks on the issues because if the elected officials represent what the public thinks, then the process of decision making will be influenced by the public instead of parties, which is what supposed to happen.”

The election is slated for Tuesday, Nov. 6, and those interested in voting can find all the resources need to prepare by checking out this guide from our Insider this week. Anyone seeking more information from CEEP or Trenne, can contact andrew.trenne@mnsu.edu.

Everything You Need to Know About Voting

by BRETT MARSHALL, CSU Public Relations Assistant

Yep. Another article about voting, but in here you’ll find resources and documents to make sure you’re equipped with everything you need to know in advance of the Nov. 6 election.

Am I registered to vote?

Where do I go to vote?

  • It’s important to know where you need to go to cast your vote, this link will tell you exactly where to go based on your current address! https://pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us/

What’s on my ballot?

What if I can’t vote Nov. 6?

What’s the status of my absentee ballot?

Are there any on-campus resources where I can voting, party and/or candidate information?

  • The Memorial Library has a couple of great resources to help you get prepared to vote as well. Included is fact checking sites, absentee information, party information, media coverage and more! You can check those out here: https://libguides.mnsu.edu/voting

Where can I find additional candidate information?

Now you have no excuses, so be sure to go out vote Nov. 6 in the midterm election!