How did it feel to vote? Why do you think it’s important?

A record-breaking number of Americans just voted in the 2020 election. SNN asked the Spartan community…

“I love voting. I love to vote on election day. I like the whole ritual of it. I like to do it day of. I don’t do early or mail in. I like to go there physically. … It’s exciting. Every vote counts. You have a voice. Every citizen has a voice and a responsibility to cast your vote. It’s a right we have so you should take advantage of it. If you don’t like what’s going on, it’s your responsibility to get in there and vote and change the outcome.” – Sandra Bourne, 2D Art teacher
“(It felt) absolutely awesome. I have the right to vote, and that’s one of the reasons why I’m in this country, because of the freedom, because of the people who have fought for us. And I’m a very proud American. People have died and have given their lives (for the right to vote), not only men and women of service but their families. … It’s a privilege. No one can silence me, and where I come from we don’t have that right. So, I’m one of the proudest Americans ever.” -Lydia Harless, Spanish teacher
It felt good to finally be able to enter a new phase in life by voting. I think it’s important to vote because you are making your voice be heard and you are deciding what’s best for you, and sometimes, with exceptions, others. Always think about yourself and do research on each candidate before voting and choose who you think would be the best candidate.” – Gabriel Pask
“It was something I have never done before. I have never had to decide to choose who I believe would lead the country, so when I got up there it was like, I’m making a big decision. You have to get a good leader to lead your country. If you don’t have one, your country won’t be in a good place. So I just thought that it would be good for me to go out there and vote.” – Michael Thomas, 11th grade
It felt like I was doing something good. … If you want change, you have to vote for it to do something about it.”
-Preston Gruber, 12th grade
“It felt really good to vote. It’s important to vote to voice your opinion.” – Keosha Bridges, food services