Vote November 6! Your Voice Matters
by Maya Kitchens
Ready to Vote, November 6th (Midterm Election Day)
As the midterm elections near, it is important to make sure to get out and vote! As Americans, we have the privilege to be able to vote at the age of 18, and studies have proven that many young adults do not vote. Voting in this midterm election is crucial, and it could change the direction in which the country runs. Become educated on who the candidates are. Go phone banking as I have with my mother to spread the word to others to vote for the candidates. If you are 18 or older, make sure you are registered to vote so you can exercise the privilege given to you. Do not show up to the polls and just guess and pick a candidate, really read into the political views of these candidates. Every vote counts! The General Election is Tuesday, Nov. 6. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.
Here is a list of the candidates for the state of Alabama: (taken from AL.com)
District 1 – Democrat Robert Kennedy vs. Republican Bradley Byrne
District 2 – Democrat Tabitha Isner vs. Republican Martha Roby
District 3 – Democrat Mallory Hagan vs. Republican Mike Rogers
District 4 – Democrat Lee Auman vs. Republican Robert Aderholt
District 5 – Democrat Peter Joffrion vs. Republican Mo Brooks
District 6 – Democrat Danner Kline vs. Republican Gary Palmer
District 7 – Democrat Terri Sewell, no Republican candidate qualified for the office
Kay Ivey (R) vs. Walt Maddox (D)
Other Statewide Races:
Lt. Gov. – Democrat Will Boyd vs. Republican Will Ainsworth
Attorney General – Democrat Joseph Siegelman vs. Republican Steve Marshall
State Supreme Court Chief Justice – Democrat Bob Vance Jr. vs. Republican Tom Parker
Secretary of State – Democrat Heather Milam vs. Republican John Merrill
State Treasurer – No Democratic candidate is on the ballot. The Republican candidate is John McMillan.
State Auditor – Democrat Miranda Karrine Joseph vs. Republican Jim Zeigler
Agriculture Commissioner – No Democratic candidate is on the ballot. The Republican candidate is Rick Pate.
Want to know where to vote in your state? Visit Rock the Vote for great resources on how to register, where to vote, and more! https://www.rockthevote.org/voting-information/