STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The presidential election is looming and Gen Z is the latest generation bestowed with the power to decide the fate of our country.

The state of the country impacts all generations, but as the newest class of adults, this may be one of your first opportunities to vote in a presidential election.

With wars raging across the globe, candidates who are as old as your grandparents (or great-grandparents), roaring inflation, a sky-high housing market and pocket-emptying health insurance costs, there is a lot to think about.

According to Statista, as of 2022, there are nearly 70 million Gen Zers in the United States. Now, of course, not every person in Gen Z is over 18, which is the age you need to be to vote.

Gen Zers include anyone born between 1997 and 2012. So, for people born in 2006, and before Election Day — which falls on November 5 this year — you can join the ranks of the Staten Island electorate.

The three notable presidential hopefuls each have their own quirks: One is currently on trial in New York City, one had a worm eating away at his brain, and one has been involved in politics since 1972, 25 years before the first Gen Zer ever graced the world.

For better or worse, the election is coming, and it’ll be here before any of us know it. That’s why it’s so important for us to know what you, the second largest generation in the country, are thinking.

What issues are going to make you walk into a voting booth? Who are you voting for? Are you voting at all? All of these things matter.

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