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Or #USAWPMVBLT2K18 for short. We do hashtags here on reddit right?

In all seriousness, the 2018 midterm primary season is well underway. "I don't know, I can't keep up," joked the SNL writers about the midterms. But keep up we shall.

We're going across the country (on reddit) to talk to redditors in each state's main subreddit (and sometimes in other communities in that state). It's our belief that redditors are among the most hyper-informed citizens on the Internet.

We're going to be asking a few questions:

  • What issues are driving your vote this year?
  • What are missing or under-reported stories from election coverage in your state, or OF your state? How much are WE missing?

What are we doing with this information? Well one thing is for sure, we are forwarding your responses to our national and politics editors to help guide their coverage as we send reporters, photographers and videographers nationwide.

We may compile these threads into a piece of content, but that's still up in the air. What's important is that we start these conversations.

Here are the conversations we've started in different states:

We're also partnering on this project with the podcast u/Endless_Thread, from WBUR and Reddit. They make a show about Reddit with the help of redditors, and they want to play your answers on their podcast and on the NPR airwaves! They might even interview you for the podcast, if you're interested. If you might consider doing this to get the voices of real redditors in communities around the country into the reporting of the Washington Post, National Public Radio and u/Endless_Thread, here's what you do:

Head over to u/Endless_Thread and check out their instructions for recording your voice and your comment. It's super fast and easy.

If you'd rather just call a phone number -- less likely to get on the air because it'll be lower quality -- you can call me at the newsroom at: (240) 385-9363.

We'll keep this post updated with coverage of the midterms and more conversations we're having across reddit. We want this to be as transparent as possible. If any mods see this and have any ideas on how to further engage, feel free to message us here or email me at [gene.park@washpost.com](/). See you out on the #USAWPMVBLT2K18 trail!

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