The midterm elections are upon us and hundreds of government seats will be decided. It’s time to get informed and exercise your right to vote – because the decisions lawmakers make can affect you, even if you don’t realize it. “Some people think when you go to the voting booth that it’s just president that’s important,” Dr. Phil says in the Dr. Phil Digital Exclusive video above. “You need to vote from the bottom up. You need to go all the way down that ballot and vote for, in an informed way, for the local politicians, because those are the ones who affect your life.” In the video above, hear more from Dr. Phil. And Andrea Hailey, the CEO of Vote.org, shares how you may be able to register and vote on voting day, and how Vote.org can help you through the entire registration and voting process. On Thursday’s episode of Dr. Phil, "Subway Attack: A Surge in Violence," a woman who was brutally attacked and left nearly blind by an ex-con says she questions whether her elected officials will do anything about the surge of violence in her city. Plus, hear from Ahmaud Arbery’s father, Marcus, who says he’s on a mission to fight in his son’s name to show people why their vote counts, and a civil rights attorney makes a stop off her votercade to get everyone excited about the midterm elections. Check local listings to see where you can watch. WATCH: ‘We’ve Got To Vote,’ Says Civil Rights Attorney Traveling Country To Inform Americans About Voting Rights TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Strong opinion you want to share?