Campaign ads publicizing the senate race between incumbent U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, a New Orleans Democrat, and Republican challenger Bill Cassidy have filled our television screens since the beginning of the fall semester—but the barrage will end soon. On Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, dozens of federal, state and local elections and referendum votes will be held. Xavier University is a registered polling location, and locally registered students living on campus or in the immediate neighborhood can vote in the UC lobby. Students should present a voter registration card and/or non-XU, signed photo ID. Because the U.S. Senate race is making headlines, The Herald is providing a nonpartisan guide to Landrieu’s and Cassidy’s stances on key issues affecting students and minority populations. For more information on candidates and their positions, visit the Campus Election Engagement Project website at http://www.campuselect.org/. For more information on ballots and voting sites visit https://voterportal.sos.la.gov/ or call your local registrar of voter’s office.
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