The OC Voice is a portion of the OC Report newsletter where local residents may have a platform to talk about local issues they care about. Taylor Heeden is a senior writer for The Daily Tar Heel and a senior at UNC majoring in journalism and communication studies.
This election is different for many reasons. In a nation that seems to be deeply divided, it has become more important for people to have their voices heard by placing a vote this election.
There are many important positions up for election this year, other than the presidency. In North Carolina, there is a U.S. Senate seat up for grabs this November. This senate election is important for many reasons, but a lot of people have been hesitant to vote for a North Carolina senator this year.
The two main candidates running to represent North Carolina in the U.S. Senate are Republican incumbent Thom Tillis and Democrat challenger Cal Cunningham.
I have talked to a couple of my friends about the candidates and how they feel about this election in general. Some of them have expressed feelings of uncertainty when it comes to whether they want to fill out the U.S. Senate section of the ballot.