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Use your vote Nov. 7

Walter Burtis, pictured left, is running for Cedar Falls mayor. Burtis and his family have lived in Cedar Falls since 2000. He opened his first business in Cedar Falls in 2017, and has opened several other businesses since. Danny Laudick, pictured right, is running for Cedar Falls mayor. A Cedar Falls native, he graduated from UNI with a degree in Business Economics and has founded several businesses and community initiatives in the Cedar Valley.

Would you like to see more improvements on College Hill? Tired of the city’s parking restrictions? Do you want College Square Mall to be revitalized?

You have the opportunity to advocate for these issues, and more, on Nov. 7.

Voting for Cedar Falls’ city council and mayoral seats will open the morning of Nov. 7 at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

It is imperative students make clear to the city what we want from our elected officials as residents of Cedar Falls, and as contributing members of this community.

Student Body President Micaiah Krutsinger encourages students to participate in this election, as it will have a very real impact on students.

“(Local government) deals a lot with our rental policies, with our landlords and they also work on improvements to The Hill,” Krutsinger said. “Hopefully we will be able to have a good student turnout in this election to really tell the City Council what UNI students need.”

Ward 2 encompasses Lawther Hall, Hagemann, Rider, Noehren, Shull and Panther Village. Students who live in Ward 2 can vote in Gilchrist Hall (2700 Campus St.).

Ward 4 encompasses northern areas of UNI’s campus, including Dancer and Bender Halls, much of the College Hill neighborhood, and private homes between University Avenue, Rainbow Drive and Grand Avenue on the east side of Highway 58. People who live in Ward 4 can vote at the Hearst Center for the Arts (304 Seerley).

Voters must have some form of identification to vote, so bring along your driver’s license, Iowa Voter Identification Card or other approved form of identification. You can register the day of elections, however you must bring a proof of current address which can be found on MyUNIverse under “My Personal Information,” and “Voter Address: View.”

I urge you to practice your civic duty November 7. Let’s get our voices heard, Panthers.

For more information about the candidates running for election, visit

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