This year is a big election. Nationally, you've got the biggest race of all in the presidential election. In the state of Minnesota, there are tons of races to keep track of as well on both a state-wide scale and locally. It's a lot to keep track of when you're in the journalism world, so I'm going to try my best to not get too overwhelmed come election night.
Legislative seats, school board, city council, senate, mayor, congress. Oh, so many races.
I'll admit I'm not the most politically-minded person out there, but I have paid enough attention to keep myself informed. I have also voted in each election since I was 18 (which just happened to be a presidential one), including my college years when I voted absentee.
I guess I've never understood why people don't go out and vote. I believe that the cliche is true - each vote counts. So I really encourage every one to get out and vote this election. It doesn't matter who you choose to vote for, as long as you do your civic duty and vote.