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— Jessica Athison, DeBary.

BEACON PHOTO/NOAH HERTZ

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"I think this is a pretty influential election and it's going to make or break a lot of things in our country. This is my first time voting, because it's such an influential election. I didn't have a family, and I guess I wasn't informed enough. Now I have a family and kids, and there's a lot of things that could change and affect us."

— Jessica Athison, DeBary.

BEACON PHOTO/NOAH HERTZ

On Election Day, The Beacon went to several of West Volusia’s polling places to ask voters, “Why did you vote?” 

For some, a specific candidate or issue was the main motivation to come out to the polls. But nearly everyone The Beacon spoke to agreed that voting is a civic duty that everyone should perform, and that this particular election felt very important to participate in.

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