Mark Metcalf

New Voters Series, Part Four

Many young people will vote in their first presidential election this year. Mark Metcalf talked with three Wauwatosa East students who are doing just that.

By - Oct 31st, 2012 04:00 am
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Unless 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 Four of our New Voters Series, I went to Wauwatosa East High School, where I talked to three students—Jordan Schmidt, Peter Garafolo and Rachael Deshotels—who will cast their first votes in a presidential election on Nov. 6.

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Students at Wauwatosa East also discussed voting on the school’s video announcements. You can see that video below (the segment on voting begins around the 1:00 mark).

Click here for Part One in the New Voters Series with first time voter Alyssa Swan, who is casting her vote from 10,000 miles away while studying abroad in Tasmania, here for Part Two, with new voters at Milwaukee High School of the Arts, and here for Part Three, with eight students from Rufus King High School.

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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