BLACKSBURG, Va. – Before the results are even in, this day is already a historical one for some Virginia Tech students as they cast their first vote ever.
With a polling location in the heart of the Virginia Tech campus, hundreds of students paid a visit to the Squires Student Center to practice their civic duty.
20-year-old Sharif Nabhan received his first ‘I voted’ sticker ever. He said the country’s future is relying on the younger generation’s vote.
“We’re the ones that are going to be experiencing the things that are going to be implemented," Nabhan said. “So like the environment, I voted for the environment today. Because I care about the environment and I want to be carbon-free by 2030.”
21-year-old political science student Mariah Kelly called it a "crazy' ten minutes to vote for the 2020 election.
“I think it’s important just to go out and be able to put your ideas out there and put your ideas out there and make sure we’re represented as well as every other person in the country,” Kelly said.
The Squires Student Center will close at 7pm like other polling locations around Virginia.