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Online Originals: First-time voters going into election season

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JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – On November 3, a new generation will head to the polls.

9OYS spoke with three young voters who will be making their own choice for the first time.

Chase Quintero, Paige Jamison, and Brian Rowden told WNCT what it is like being a first-time voter and what is driving them to vote.

“When you get to the age you should do it, use your voice don’t hold back.” Chase Quintero  

“The moment you turn 18 you’re thrown into a whole different world.” Paige Jamison

“Do your research, don’t vote blindly it affects our country.” Brian Rowden

If you are 18 or over, register to vote today!

Click HERE to get started.


  • Registration deadlines Online: October 9 By mail: Postmarked by October 9 In-person: October 9
  • Absentee ballot deadlines Request: October 27 Return by mail: Postmarked by November 3 Return in person: November 3 by 5:00 p.m.
  • Early voting October 15 – October 31, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live

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