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5 Things to Do to Prepare for the Midterm Election

By Sean Roberts
Special Correspondent

 Sitting down and reading about the election may be the last thing you would want to do. But with everything that’s going on, it’s best to stay educated on the politics around you! 

Here are five things that students should do and know about the midterm elections on Tuesday, Nov. 8, elections:

  1. VOTE! — We see it constantly promoted that we should be registered and willing to vote, and though, I don’t want to jump on that bandwagon, voting is the best way to make sure your voice is heard, which leads us to …
  2. What’s on the line?  Look into current events and hot topics going on in your community, your state and in the country in general, and see where you stand! This will help you choose a candidate that best fits your ideals and views, which lets you …
  3. Learn about your candidates! Do research on the candidates in your area so that you know who and what you’re voting for! Websites such as Ballotpedia help you figure out who is running for what in your voting district. While looking through candidates and different news sources, you would want to …
  4. Weed out misinformation! The current state of political news is full of misinformation and disinformation, so be sure to compare and fact-check constantly to find what is true and what is not. Once you are, what you should do is …
  5. Prepare and connect! Get ready to vote, whether by absentee ballot or at the voting booth, and connect with political leaders near you! Start following people on social media and keep posted as to changes in the political landscape around you.

Whatever you do, make sure you do what you feel is best! Voting is an important part of our society, and taking part in it can feel not only rewarding but also lets you take part in something great, democracy!

Sean Roberts is a sophomore from South River, N.J., studying international affairs at FDU Metro.

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