November 8 is a mid-term election. If you are 18 or older, you have a right to actually go to the voting polls to help your fellow citizens in the USA decide who will make our laws (representatives, senators, local council members) and who will carry out our laws (governors, mayors) and more. Just bring your drivers license or state ID with you.
It wasn’t always this way. Before 1971, you couldn’t vote until you were 21 even though you took Government class in high school. Before 1965 in many states, you may have had to pay money or work for the county to vote, or pass a test first. Before 1920, only men could vote. Before 1866, you had to be a white man who owned land to vote. Many activists fought for your right to vote. In 21st century USA, it is believed that the combined judgment of common people like you and me will decide what is best for the country in which we live and share the present and the future.
You need to be registered to vote. Please go to your Bureau of Motor Vehicles or on line to register to vote ASAP!