Mark Metcalf

New Voters Series, Part Three

Mark Metcalf talks with eight students from Milwaukee's Rufus King High School about voting in their first presidential election this year.

By - Oct 29th, 2012 09:54 am
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In case you’ve been living under a rock or are criminally apathetic, you’re aware that election day is right around the corner. Early voting and in-person absentee ballot voting has already begun.

Many young people will be voting in their first presidential election this year. 11,500 Americans turn 18 every day. It’s a big voting block and an important one, and I wanted to find out what some of these brand new voters thought about being able to participate in the democratic process for the first time.

For Part Three of the series, I went to Rufus King High School and the students there were very enthused about voting. I talked with eight students—Christina Broughton, Kia Xiong, Tantyana Peer, Mary Berkhalter, Marty Sullivan, Amber Hayashi, Pakau Vang and Sean Salters—who will vote in their first presidential election this year.

Listen now:

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Check back for more in this series in the coming days for the final installment of this series, featuring interviews with students from Wauwatosa East High School. Click here for Part One with first time voter Alyssa Swan, who is casting her vote from 10,000 miles away while studying abroad in Tasmania, and here for Part Two, with new voters at Milwaukee High School of the Arts.

Backstage with Mark Metcalf,” a 2011 Milwaukee Press Club award-winner, is engineered and produced by Dan ShaferFor the full archive of these podcasts, check out TCD’s Podcasts Page.

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