Today is Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. Here’s what you need to know:

Good morning, 

The midterm elections are right around the corner, and just about everyone from politicians to celebrities is encouraging people to go to the polls and vote. Recently, Spotify joined the movement by curating state-by-state playlists that encourage voting.

The playlists are filled with the most popular songs from each state and, in the playlist bio, Spotify encourages going to the polls and links to Get to the Polls. Ohio’s playlist is filled with everything from country tunes to alternative bops and even rap hits. 

The genres and songs may vary from state to state, but the message stays the same. 

So, Ohioans, go listen to The Killers’ “Mr. Brightside” as you march your way down to the polls and vote. 

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