This year, a first will be happening for the class of 2019: they will be eligible to vote. Each student age 18 or over has the ability to register to vote. In order to participate in picking the candidate of your choice, you had to be signed up by October 10th. The midterm elections are this year, and they have the opportunity to do something that millennials do not necessarily have the reputation of doing.
There has been a variety of answers from the survey that was sent out to the small number of registered student voters of New Haven High School.
Diana Ribera, who had a recent birthday, says, “I don’t plan on voting this year, but I will definitely vote next time, since it is the presidential election. [However,] I don’t think that the outcome that I want will work out in the end.”
Others have commented on this subject.
“I feel like it is a new responsibility and it is a great thing that I get to do that our country lets us do,” says Claire Laune, a senior who is excited for voting. She says that she is a proud Republican and can’t wait to vote in the midterm elections.
Nathan Remillard says that he will not vote this year or the next election, “because I don’t know if [the] choice that I pick will work out.”
It seems like some seniors this year don’t quite think that the outcome they want to happen will be played out, but they hope for the best.