Disappointing candidates kept long-time voter away from polls

By Gabe Silverman Chester Orgeron – “Pessimist” Age 48 Hometown : Ponchatoula, La. Occupation: Full-time parent This year marked a first for Chester Orgeron: He did not vote in the presidential election. He just couldn’t bring himself to cast a Continue reading

Voting not a priority

By Natalie F. Jones Colleen Weeks – “Too Busy” Age 35 Hometown: Springfield, Mo. Occupation: Not working due to disability Colleen Weeks was in a car accident about 15 years that left her disabled, relying on friends and family to Continue reading

College student doesn’t worry about voting

By Jamie Coughlin Rachel Bradford — “Struggler” Age: 20 Hometown: Winter Park, Fla. Occupation: College student The Nov. 6 election was the first time Rachel Bradford could have cast a ballot to elect a president. Even though Bradford considers herself Continue reading

No voting excuses, just no interest in politics

By Jamie Coughlin Lauryn Pyke — “Tuned out” Age: 25 Hometown; Pocatello, Idaho Occupation: Graduate student Lauryn Pyke could have made a lot of excuses for not voting. She is a full-time student and a mother who has to balance Continue reading

Choosing leaders is for higher power

By Natalie F. Jones Roy Freer – Active Faithful Age: 67 Hometown: Leesburg, Texas Occupation: Cattle rancher For more than 40 years, Texas cattleman Roy Freer voted in every election he could. In 2008, he voted for John McCain. Then, Continue reading

Skepticism of voting process causes Doer to sit out election

By Gabe Silverman Name – Philliamina Williams – “Doer” Age – 18 Hometown – Elk Grove, Calif. Occupation – Full-time college student Barry University, Miami Shores, On Nov. 6, 2012, Philliamina Williams followed her typical Tuesday class schedule: Introduction to Continue reading