Hampton U. students cast ballots for U.S. president

By Janiece Peterson

It’s Election Day, and the time has come for many students at Hampton University to cast their votes for the next President of the United States.

With it being the first time for some students to vote in a presidential election, many are excited and thrilled to take part in such an important political event.

“This is the very first time that I am voting, said Brittany Delk, a senior theater major from Pennsauken, N.J. “I wasn’t of age at the last election.”

Even though it was crowded at the polls, Delk, 21, was still excited about being there with many other Hampton University students.

“[The] lines were long, but they moved fast,” said Delk. “I feel like I am making a difference and supporting the candidate that will make a change in this country.

As the day continues on, some students were concerned about the end result of the election.

“I’m excited and nervous, because [this race] is so close, and Virginia is a swing state,” said Kyr Mack, a senior English arts major from Chicago.

Over the past few months, Virginia has been a battleground state that the presidential candidates have been campaigning hard for.

As the race continues, and students make their way to the polls to cast their ballots, many will be anticipating tonight’s results to find out who will be the next president.

“I’m positive this will be a close election,” said Patience Canty, a junior psychology major from Greenville, S.C.

The writer is a junior in the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications