What's at stake in the upcoming midterms?

February 5, 2018 by Ellen Janoski

The results of this year’s midterm elections will be immensely important — not just in shaping the direction of the presidency, but in shaping the American political landscape for many years to come.

This year there are 33 Senate seats, 435 seats in the House of Representatives, 36 state governors, 26 secretaries of state and many state legislature seats. That’s a lot of races.

The consequences of midterms are far-reaching – one critical implication is the battle for control of the Senate. If Democrats take control it would mean they would receive veto power over any of the administration’s nominees. 

Furthermore, the results of the 2018 midterms will have an enormous impact on the course of US politics for the next decade — because the once-a-decade redistricting process is coming up. In most states, the governors and state senators who win in 2018 will serve four-year terms and still be in office when the redistricting process takes place in 2021 and 2022. The maps they draw for US House and state legislative districts will be in place through 2030.

iVoterGuide is equipping and educating Christians to become informed before participating in the upcoming state primaries and general midterm elections, which are notorious for low voter turnout – low voter turnout means your vote carries even more weight.

iVoterGuide is preparing for these important elections by compiling the most comprehensive voter guide which will cover all federal races and state races in select states. If you’re not sure you’re signed up to receive updates when your personal voter guide is published, sign up here.

Ellen Janoski

Ellen came to iVoterGuide with a background in strategic communications, marketing and political campaigns including her own run for the Kansas State House of Representatives in 2010. She oversaw the Political Management Team for a leading public relations firm in Pennsylvania. Ellen worked for The Leadership Institute where she traveled across America teaching a wide-array of political workshops including grassroots, campaign management, public speaking, and digital media marketing.Ellen has been a consultant and an activist for various political campaigns ranging from small town judicial races all the way to holding campaign positions in presidential campaigns.Recently Ellen was appointed by the Governor of Kansas to sit on the Citizens' Utility Board.

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