The polling for the 2022 Midterm Elections in the United States is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, November 8. All 435 seats in the House of Representatives, along with one-third seats of the US Senate will be up for elections. In addition, 36 US States will elect their governors while many states will also elect officers to their state legislatures as well as at the municipal level for the local officials.

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One is eligible to vote in the midterm elections, if:

· They are a US citizen; even though at the local level, some states allow non-citizens to vote.

· They have their state’s residency requirements

· Are registered to vote by their state’s voter registration deadline

· Are 18 years old on or before Election Day; however some areas allow 16-year-olds to vote in local elections only  

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One cannot vote in the midterm elections, if:

·  They are non-citizens, even if they are permanent legal residents

·  Are below 18 years of age as of the Election Day

·  They are convicted of a felony or are currently serving time for other crimes; laws however differ from state to state

· They are mentally incapacitated

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In this year’s midterm elections, due to a rise in petrol prices and inflation, it is speculated that the chances of Joe Biden‘s administration getting a good response from the voters is very weak.

The key issues that the candidates will be running on include the 2021-22 inflation surge, abortion, crimes and gun violence, immigration, climate change, education, the Presidency of Joe Biden, the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and student loan forgiveness.

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Republicans have hammered Biden for high inflation and increased crime in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and non-partisan forecasters favor them to win control of the House of Representatives – and possibly the Senate as well. Democrats’ early leads in Senate races in Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Nevada have evaporated, Reuters reported.