Hampton University helps students get to the polls

Hampton U helps students get to the polls

HAMPTON, Va. (WVEC) -- There's a first time for everything.

And just like in every presidential election, there are a number of first time voters. Many of them are on college campuses.

There was a steady stream of voters at Phoebus High School on Tuesday, a mixture between Hampton residents and Hampton university students. Hampton provided shuttles from campus to the high school, giving students an opportunity to vote.

Hampton University junior Ayanna Bozeman says the wait is finally over.

“Waking up this morning, I was very excited,” Bozeman says.

Bozeman and her friend London Douglas were just two of hundreds of H.U. students who made their way to the polls for the very first time in a presidential election.

“It's important because our voices need to be heard, especially for me as a African-American male,” sophomore Jahi Cooper says.

Bozeman appreciated that the campus took the time out to shuttle students to Phoebus High School

“I know a lot of freshmen and sophomores who don't have cars so having transportation and having everyone vote it gets people engaged,” Bozeman says.

Bozeman was home four years ago, in Wisconsin, during the 2012 Presidential election, but now, she's making her voice heard.

With less than two years left at Hampton, Bozeman is preparing for her future, and life after college.

So she knows her vote is going to be important.

“All of the decisions made today will affect me in the future,” Bozeman says.


JOIN THE CONVERSATION

To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the
Conversation Guidelines and FAQs

Leave a Comment
More Stories