Tomorrow is Election Day, and many candidates are striving to get millennials excited about politics.
Josh Michaels and Ryan Little, co-hosts of “The Blue Hawaii Podcast,” explain why this generation should be heading to the polls.
“Millennials would be the largest voting block if we all voted, but currently, only about 25-percent of millennials do,” said Little. “If people want to guarantee in our generation that the things that we really care about – climate change, economic inequality, affordable housing, the brain drain in Hawaii, people having to move to the mainland – we’ve got to get out there and make our voices heard.”
Wondering where to start? Do some online research, they say.
“There’s so many great resources out there. You can look at Ballotpedia, you can check everybody’s voting records. You can read their Wikipedia page. There’s so many ways to know exactly who the person for you is, and how they represent the values you really care about,” said Little.
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and anyone standing in line at 6 p.m. will be allowed to vote. Be prepared to provide identification. Click here for more Election Day reminders and to find your polling place.
“The Blue Hawaii Podcast” explores local, national, and international issues that are important to Hawaii’s millennial generation. This Thursday, 7:30-9:30 p.m., the podcast will broadcast live from The ARTS at Marks Garage with a special post-election wrap-up featuring state Rep. Beth Fukumoto. The community is invited to attend.