MSHS students to vote in election

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There are 21 students at MSHS who are eligible to vote in this year’s election. Several have already indicated that will indeed go to the polls on November 6.

Keegan Bockhorst, a senior who follows the issues religiously, said, “I will [be voting]. I think that by voting I exercise the only voice I have in politics.”

Other students, like Zach Hager, say they don’t have a specific reason for voting, but they know they will.

Keegan Bockhorst ponders his choice in the presidential election: Barry or Mittens?

Many students and citizens of America probably feel similarly, but, as Gabby Crochet said, “every opinion counts.”

Several students said they would be voting because they can finally have a say in who becomes president, even it is only one vote out of millions.

“I didn’t think it was that big of a deal the past two, three years,” said Donato Santos, another senior voter. “I didn’t really care who was president, but I guess because I have a say in it now. I might as well put in my opinion.”

Some people believe that it is their civic duty as Americans to vote; they believe that because America is a democracy, every citizen has a chance to choose what they want their country to be, so they should.

However, Crochet says, “I am going to vote because I want to, not because it is my duty.”

Bockhorst, on the other hand, insists that it is a person’s civic duty to vote, saying that when a person votes they are exercising their basic democratic right.

“Everyone who can vote, should,” said Bockhorst. “Your vote counts, especially here [in Colorado]. What you think does matter.”

By Maddie Conarro