By: Kayln Reyer
For some students being patriotic only goes as far as purchasing a red, white and blue American flag scarf and hashtaging “‘Murcia” during the high points of key elections. Elections can get twisted at any age but as a student it can be easy to get lost in the politics maze and lose sight.
Senior Hunter Langley navigates from the maze by keeping himself informed even with new age distractions.
“I watch various news channels to try and avoid bias, and do a little research myself with the help of the Internet,” Langley said.
Although the media can be a great resource, it often strays from the importance of elections that are not of high status (i.e. presidential elections). Importance is found in every election and for senior Jessica Patton, the people that understand and acknowledge that importance are key.
“It’s up to individuals to make sure that they are aware of what is going on in their government, and having the opportunity to vote is a great way to keep yourself informed,” Patton said.
Know your place this election with these helpful tips and info:
How to register: http://www.in.gov/sos/elections/2403.htm
Where to vote: Poll location is dependent upon residence area.
For your location check: https://indianavoters.in.gov/PublicSite/Public/FT1/PublicLookupMain.aspx?Link=Polling
Indiana’s current registered voters: 4,409,890
When: November 5, 2013
Time: 6am (06:00) to 6pm (18:00) local time on primary Election Day