At what point do the names and positions listed on local election ballots start to look unfamiliar to you? Perhaps it's after the aldermen are listed. Maybe you're among the few who know the exact judge for whom you'd like to vote. But more likely than not, things start to get confusing right after the Governor or Mayor's bubble-like arrow has been filled. I don't pretend to be an expert in local politics—there's a lot I don't know and a lot I'd like to learn. My goal for this blog, though, is to open a discussion among young adults to examine many facets of one critical question: How do young people fit into local politics?