Lakeview students experience their first time voting


Amanda Balon, Staff Writer

 On Tuesday Nov. 6, the United States had it’s midterm elections, and many students at Lakeview are now 18 years old, making them eligible to legally vote. Voting for the first time is a very exciting experience for young adults because their voices now get to be heard.

  The Michigan general elections covered many important subjects. There was voting for the Michigan Governor, the U.S Senate, the Michigan Attorney, the Michigan Secretary of State, and the Supreme Court.

 The elections also had three proposals. One proposal was about regulating marijuana like alcohol. Another proposal, “Voters Not Politicians”, would create a commission of 13 registered voters randomly selected by the Secretary of State. The last proposal considered authorizing automatic and Election Day voter registration, no-reason absentee voting, and straight ticket voting.

  Senior, Lucas Wertenberger, ‘19 turned 18 years old in Sept. and voted in the past election on Tuesday.

  He stated, “It was a very easy and good experience. I knew who I was voting for about a month before the election, and I was excited to exercise my right to vote.”

  Andrew Natoriano, ‘19 also turned 18 in June, and was very excited to be able to voice his opinion.

  He mentioned, “It was a great political experience where I got to use my basic human right. I wanted to vote to give power to the right people in the house and the senate.

  Many students are excited for when they turn 18 and get to vote because it is one of the first things they get to do, as an adult, that can really make a difference.

  Voting is a way to express your opinion, and help the country choose a course of action.

  Wertenberger siad, “I voted because I think it’s important for all Americans to share their opinions.”