Millennials make their way to the polls

Posted: 7:10 PM, Nov 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-07 01:39:12Z

You don't often see a big millennial turnout at the polls, but that could soon change.

A new survey from Harvard University reports voters under 30 are more likely to vote this year than during the last midterms in 2014 and 2010.

Central Texas News Now stopped by McLennan Community College to find out if the trend is happening in our community.

A poll was set up in the Michaelis Academic Center asking students to mark down a tally if they voted, were first-time voters and who they voted for the Senate. 

In one hour, around 20 students put down a tally for Beto O'Rourke and 12 voted for Ted Cruz.

"I really can't complain about who wins if I didn't put my vote in," said Emma Bullion, 18.

"Either way it goes, Texas is probably in good hands. Beto O'Rourke has the ideas. Ted Cruz has the experience," said Michael Pieri, 25.

Just 10 people said they didn't vote, compared to 33 who made their voice heard.

The majority of students were also first-time voters.

"It's always important to have your voice. I mean no matter what, your vote counts," said Destinee Ruiz, 21. 

"It's something that we all should do as a community. You know just like one of my rights so I really want to implement that," said April De Leon, 18.

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