Written by: Alicia Seitz
As the polls begin to open and voting starts, student voters are looking for more actual information than just campaign ads.
Student voters hear campaign ads every time they turn on the television or tune into the radio.
“I feel if you want to be an educated voter, you must research yourself, not rely on campaigns,” said Leland Gordon, a sophomore at The University of Akron.
Many students watch debates, research the issues, and find factual information about the candidates before voting. Some students wish to not talk about the issues brought up in the ads, while others are clear about their feelings.
“I think all the ads are a joke,” said Katie Miker, a junior at UA. “If you really look into what they say, it is all false.”
Campaign ads do seem to affect student voters. As the ads become more frequent, students start to decide and to research which candidate is best.
“Some ads make me take a second look at what each candidate stands for,” said junior Christina Thompson.
Student voters may be irritated by the campaign ads, but it seems that the campaigning isn’t for nothing. Many student voters, instead of relying on campaign ads, reach for more when it comes to making their decision.