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Student voters to participate in upcoming election

by Eduardo Calderon | Staff Writer

With the upcoming election on the minds of American citizens, many students who meet voting requirements are looking to become the next generation of voters.

“Many do care to vote because they want a voice in the government,” AP Mitch Brown said.

Besides desiring representation, others consider it their duty to vote.

“I want to make a difference. I like to have the ability to get things done,” senior Viveca Falks said.

Voter registration may seem intimidating, but in reality, it is not complex.

“When I got my 18th birthday license, it was really easy – you just check the boxes for your voting [requirements],” Falks said.

Although some students are looking forward to voting, others, such as senior Stephen Bartkowski, are choosing not to participate.

“They don’t vote because they are probably unaware, they don’t know the candidates,” Bartkowski said.

Some students do not concern themselves with politics.

“Many students [are filled] with apathy; they don’t care, because when they don’t vote, they can complain about the candidates,” Brown said.

First time voters may face anxiety over such a new experience.

“It’s awkward your first time, being so young, because you may not be educated in it,” Falks said.

Though some students are choosing to hold off voting during this season’s campaign, they plan to become involved in upcoming elections.

“With more maturity, and when it is really important to them, they will vote,” Bartkowski said.

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