First-Time Voters Ready for November

First-Time Voters Getting Ready For November

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- For most of us, the Presidential campaign season is old hat.

Every four years, the candidates duke it out until the first Tuesday in November, then we go to the polls and either vote for someone or against someone else.

But for a group of young people who'll walk into a voting booth for the very first time this year, there is nothing like it.

"I'm just excited to see her in person," said Samarya Rorary.

"This is the biggest event I've ever been to and to be here to see the future President is amazing," said two young women waiting to hear Hillary Clinton speak in Greensboro Thursday.

"I'm excited to be out here and to participate in this great civic opportunity," added Ian Courts.

From researching the candidates, to researching the voters, Carson Steelman is participating in a different way before November.

"It's really exciting, I'm very excited," said Steelman.

The Elon University Junior is part of the Elon Poll. This week, students are calling thousands of North Carolinians to survey them on candidates and issues. The Political Science major is getting involved ahead of her first election.

"Being able to choose our leaders is something that a lot of people in the world get to experience so being a part of that even as a 20-year-old, it's exciting," said Steelman.

And who knows, the wildest election in recent history just might be their motivation to pursue a similar career.

"I have a love and passion for government, law and politics," said Rorary.

"Public service is actually what I want to do later on in my career so being out here and being able to vote is the most simplest form of getting involved,” added Courts.

The results from the Elon Poll will be released early next week.

Copyright 2016 WFMY


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