Our generation has often been criticized for being vocal about issues yet failing to show up when our voices can affect real change — at the polls. There is some truth to the matter, with 18.1 percent of college students voting in the 2014 midterm election and University of Michigan students turning out at an even lower rate. However, if we do exercise our civil liberty, young people have the power in numbers to determine the election. As election day quickly approaches, The Michigan Daily Editorial Board encourages students to carefully consider the candidates and issues on the ballot and go out and vote on Nov. 6

Here are some things to keep in mind as you head to the polls:

  • Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Nov. 6.

  • There will be buses departing from Ingalls Mall and the Duderstadt Center lawn to take you to your polling location.

  • Lyft will also be providing free or discounted rides to the polls.

  • Bring your ID! Mcards are acceptable forms of ID. If you forget your ID or do not have an acceptable photo ID, you can still vote by signing an affidavit.

  • If you are in line before the polls close, you have the right to cast a ballot.

  • You can bring information — including The Michigan Daily’s endorsements — into the voting booth with you.

For more information about voting, check out https://www.vote.org.


Here is a list of The Michigan Daily Editorial Board endorsements for the 2018 midterm elections:

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