MISSOULA – We reached out to voters on Election Day to see what drew them to come out to polls.
Montana has lots of voters that vote absentee whether it be sent in the mail or dropped off but plenty of voters were at polls around Missoula on Tuesday casting their vote and even registering.
Probably the busiest polling stop in town was at the Missoula County Fairgrounds where tons of people have waited in line to fill out their ballots.
We caught up with some Missoula residents on why they came out to make sure their voices were heard on Election Day.
“I think it’s important for everyone to exercise their democracy. It’s something that we’re given as a right. And it’s all right. I think everyone should take advantage of –and appreciate — no matter your political view. It’s important for all of us to do,” Andie Schnee said.
“Better get out there and vote because if you don’t vote your voice won’t be heard,” added Jason Davies.
“The reason I’m voting today is because it’s a civic duty. as Americans to vote. I think it’s good to see our generation getting out to vote and showing that we care about what’s going on in our government,” JT Neeley told MTN News.
“I think it’s important to vote because it’s your civic duty as an American, and that’s kind of how our country was founded — on the basis of people going out to vote and participating in politics,” Dominic Novelli stated.
The polls are open — and folks can still register to vote — until 8 p.m.
-Jack Ginsburg reporting for MTN News