When we asked you what midterm election coverage would be most useful, you told us you'd like to know more about some of the key policy issues at play. Also, we wanted to take the stress out of preparing to vote, which is coming up in less than a month.

So we're trying something new. Enter your phone number below and you'll be signed up for simple, daily messages that break down what's at stake, highlight some key races, and help you figure out where to turn to dive deeper on these issues.

Or you can text the word "ELECTION" to 215-544-3038 and you'll be signed up to receive the messages from me, Jonathan Lai, over the next few weeks.

The first messages will go out Oct. 15. At any point along the way, you can send me a question and I'll bring them to my colleagues to look into. Every Friday, we'll answer some of the most common questions.

Bottom line, we want to be helpful to you. So text me! Ask questions, get engaged. Let me know how else I can help.

I'm just one text away. Just text "ELECTION" to 215-544-3038. I look forward to hearing from you.

This is a collaboration between the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Lenfest Local Lab.

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