By Raven Osborne
Most news outlets have declared former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden the winner of the Nov. 3 presidential election. President Donald Trump vowed to fight the results in court, but this election had many first-time voters casting their first ballots in an exciting process.
“I’m not a diehard fan of politics,” said first-time voter Melina King, a student at Seminole State College.
“I attempt to research candidates to see what they plan on doing in office and what they have done in the past. I’m just tired of the rudeness and ill manner of politicians and getting flooded with advertisements in the mail.”
King said there was an uncomfortable moment for her when she voted early at the West Branch Library of
Seminole County in Longwood. “After a first-time voter votes, it is announced to everyone else,” King explained.
“To be frank, I was nervous about the whole process because it was my first time but it wasn’t a difficult process,” King said.
Another first-time voter, Yarizel Micheo, said that while she doesn’t follow politics she has talked to her dad about his views, and he has helped her know about politics a little.
I myself am also a first-time voter. I, however, voted by mail. I didn’t really know what to expect. There were a lot of names on the ballot that I didn’t really know. But other than that the process by mail was not too difficult after some research about every candidate and issue on the ballot.