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The 2018 State Elections

The 2018 elections are coming up, with voting on June 5. Participants in voting will include many of the current 18-year-old seniors.

Many claim this opportunity to be an exciting and anticipated moment. “I think it is definitely a very big step. I’ve always wanted to start voting, even when I was really young,” said senior Cyan Petalver.

Other seniors echoed similar ideas and mentalities.

“I think it is a great opportunity to express my opinions,” said senior Mei Yi You.

Some of the upcoming decisions include voting for the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. The new California governor will also be elected.

Prior to an election, voters research in order to understand the full campaigns of the candidates. While some of the current seniors planning on voting have yet to start this research, they understand it is a necessary part of the process.

“I was going to really read up and watch a lot of videos before I went to vote,” said senior Matthew Lubarsky.

While unclear about who they will be voting for, the voters do have some ideas of the traits they are looking for in a candidate.

“I’m looking for candidates who make their stance based on empathy, so as long as that’s the case, I’ll probably vote for them,” said Petalver.