In case you’ve been living under a rock, Election Day is fast approaching. As we enter into November, we’re preparing to exercise our civic duty and right to elect our officials and you should be too! In 1992 Gore Vidal wrote in Screening History, that “Half the American people never read a newspaper. Half never vote for President—the same half?” Trust us, you don’t want to be in that half.
To get excited about these midterm elections, we’ve got ten surprising, interesting and historical voting facts about Election Day. Soak up some knowledge with this Voting 101 lesson and then get out to the polls to make your voice heard!
1. You’re not Picking a President These are midterm elections. This means the President’s seat is not up for grabs so if you were hoping for a turnover there, you’re out of luck. That said, there will be movement at the Federal level. The balance of power in Congress may change quite a bit after this year.
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