College students exercising their right to vote

Staff Writer: Kendrick Tucker

2020 has been a very interesting one to say the least, from the pandemic hitting the world earlier this year, to schooling across the globe changed to virtual learning. There has been one thing that many people around America have been anticipating, which is the 2020 Presidential Election. 

With many college students not being of age during the last presidential race, many on Wingate’s campus took the initiative to fill out absentee ballots and hit the polls and vote.

With many being first time voters, one could only imagine the kinds of emotion they felt while completing the process. 

Wingate Senior Jarren Cottingham was happy to share his experience.

“It felt really good to vote for the first time knowing I could finally exercise my right,” Cottingham said. “Even though I had to vote through an absentee ballot, I still enjoyed the process.”. 

Kyra Bailey, another senior at the University, was excited to vote as well.

“I was happy that I finally got the chance to vote, I used an absentee ballot!” Bailey said. “It honestly felt weird voting that way.”

With many of this year’s voters being able to vote in what has been seen so far as one of the most controversial elections of all time, it will be a highly anticipated wait to see the turnout. 

Given that we will not know right away with the number of absentee ballots that have been sent out and waiting to be received, the Wingate student body must all wait patiently to see the outcome of the 2020 Presidential Election.  

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