Election Day: teen voters

Katie Hibner | Staff Writer

Senior Alex Day was dedicated to having a voice in our government. Day said he woke up at six-thirty Tuesday morning to wait in forty-minute lines and eventually vote at the polls.

“I voted at King of Kings Church,” Day said. “It was crowded because people were trying [to vote] before work and school.”

According to Day, there was an elaborate check-in process that verified voters’ identities and party affiliations.

“You had to give the [poll workers] your license and they [identified] you by your district,” Day said. “A woman also handed [me] a Republican ballot.”

Day said he voted to exercise his rights and alter our current government.

“I [voted] to do my civil right,” Day said. “I also wanted to change the government [as a Republican].”

According to Day, he was one of the only teenagers present at the polls. Senior Andrew Hauser also plans to vote, and he said that eighteen-year-olds should take advantage of their new voting rights.

“[You should] vote to state your opinions,” Hauser said. “I think it’s cool; it’s something [new] you get to do when you turn eighteen.”

Day said that teenagers should vote because this year’s political decisions will change their futures.

“[Teenagers] need to have their voice in what’s going on right now,” Day said. “[It] will affect us later on in life.”

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