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First time voter excited about her first election
For seasoned voters, sorting issues and candidates may feel like drudgery. For local first-time voters, though, Tuesday's rite of democracy still possesses mystery and majesty.
News 5 recently sat down with one local first time voter to get her perspective on casting her first ballot.
"I think of it as a right of passage, being more grown up and being able to actually go out and do it with my mom and have a say in what I believe,” said Mandie Cox, first time voter.
Mandie turned 18 this year and is voting in her very first election.
"I was surprised by how much was going on, you know, I knew it was going to be a lot, but not necessarily this much," said Cox
As a first time voter, it's hard to know which candidate to support or what issue to approve, but for Mandie, she's making her own decisions.
"I don't necessarily like to go with the believes of the people around me, I have to sit down and think well, is this something I believe in, is this what I think will be better for everybody," said Cox
And then there are those ads on tv, candidates accusing each other of wrong-doing. Mandie though, just like to hear the facts.
Where do you go to find the answers to see what is real and what's not?
"I like watching the debates because then I can hear it straight from what they believe and what they're trying to get across," said Cox
It's one of the most expensive elections in modern day history, but an even more historic election when it's your first time.
"Now I do have a say in it and I get to help, I think that's awesome,” said Cox
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