01/02/2011 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

For Kids: A Midterm Election Day Primer

All across the country, adults are going to the polls today to vote in national, state and local elections.

Whoa!!! You may be saying. How can that be? Wasn't it just two years ago, in 2008, that we had a national vote that elected Barack Obama president? You would be absolutely right. But presidential elections are held only every four years, while other national elections are held every two years.