Seniors voice their opinions on the primary election

Jack Bathje, Sports Editor

   On Mar. 17th, the 2020 Primary election will take place, and for many seniors this will be their first time to voice their opinions. This election’s ballot spans from local officials all the way up to presidential candidates, so being informed on what will be offered is a major part in knowing how to make the right choice.

     On the national level, everywhere you look it seems there is yet another political ad, and more than likely it is for Mike Bloomberg. Due to his self-funded campaign he is able to blast promotional advertisements on every platform from YouTube to Snapchat. Which for a candidate, sounds like a good way to spread information, but politics and Snapchat don’t exactly go together.

  All of this hype has been directed at our generation, in hopes that we will want real change. Personally, I think that by overwhelming us with attack ads and other smears on candidates it potentially discourages us from even wanting to go out. Most of us remember the overbearing JB Pritzker commercials during the last race for Governor of Illinois, and those seemed endless and almost comical, so to those of us who can vote now those memories might cause us not to vote for certain candidates. 

   Still, by either following those ads or just blocking them out, the message of voting on the 17th is still key.

   An article from NPR said, “Millennials continue to have the lowest voter turnout of any age group. Only about 46 percent voted in the last presidential election; compared to 72 percent of the Silent Generation, who habitually punch above their weight.” 

     “I really think seniors should be voting this year. The majority of our youth are finally eligible to have a say on how our political system should work, and they need to take advantage of this opportunity. I will be voting this year,” said Mimi Bach, class of 2020.

   If our generation wants a real change, then they have to actually go out and voice their thoughts through casting a ballot, and voter registration is a fairly simple process to go through. After that is done, you can vote in any type of election where you live