Cross-generational voting perspectives

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Old, young, black, white, man, or woman. No matter how you identify Tuesdays Election has voters anxiously awaiting to see the results.

One voter says she’s seen a lot in her 81 years, but this election has been unique.

“Well as far as I can see now, I see a whole lot of people are out voting and a whole lot of them ones I haven’t ever seen at the poll before, young people,” said Gwendolyn Mills, long-time voter.

Mills has voted every year since she was 18 years old. She marched with Dr. King and says now she’s doing her part by voting, working at the polls, and educating her younger family members.

“If things get back to what the last four years, five years whenever it’s going to be worse,” said Mills. “I make sure that my children my grandchildren, and I’m working on my great grand, that they get out and vote, and vote for the right things!”

Some voters are experiencing voting for the first time in their life.

“It is the first presidential election that I’m voting in, I missed it by a year last time so I didn’t get to put my vote in, so I’m excited to go out and vote tomorrow,” said first time voter, Jamesen Pylant.

Pylant says she is also anxious to see the results of the elections because both parties are so different, but she’s happy she had the opportunity to vote.

“I just think that it’s so important to get out and use your voice, we were given this right and we have the freedom to do it, not everybody does,” said Pylant. “And I think it’s just important that we go out and use it, it’s a privilege and we need to take advantage of that for sure in every aspect.”

Something both Mills and Pylant want to stress is the importance of voting.

“We’ve got to come together and live as one, so I’m asking everybody to get out and vote tomorrow and make sure your vote counts because I’ve talked to so many people, I’ve registered so many people,” said Mills. “So I’ve done my part, now you do yours, all it takes is a minute.”

Polls are open from 7 am to 7 pm on November 3rd, 2020.

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