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Young Voters Weigh in on the Midterm Elections

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SALISBURY, Md. - WBOC spoke with millennials throughout Wicomcio County to see if they planned to vote. 

Those people who chose not to vote have differing reasons as to why. 

One Salisbury woman said it interferes with her religion. 

"My mom and my whole family are Jehovah's Witnesses, so I was brought up with that background. So we've never voted, we don't want to get between it because it's politics," Parris Burton said.  

Others said they are under-educated about the importance of voting. 

"I don't learn about it enough in school for me to really know what is going on so that's why I really don't like it like that because teachers don't really tell me that much stuff about voting like that," Jahroin Long said.

Some other people we spoke with said they just don't like politics. 

"It's probably just never going to be my thing, I think there is a lot of complications to it and there's a lot of things people don't entirely understand," Marcy Lombardi said. 

However, there are those millennials that do vote. 

"It's important to get out there," Tyler Jakubowski said. "You know if you don't vote somebody that shouldn't be in office might end up in office, you just need to do your part as a citizen." 

Another millennial agrees, 

"Just because it's very important and it't our civic duty as Americans to have people represent us," Tyler Montgomery said. 

For now, we will wait and see if this midterm election of young voters proves to be higher than previous years. 

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