Video Your Vote: Students Interview Voters, Teachers
About Election Experiences
Your Vote is a joint project
between the NewsHour and YouTube to document the
experiences of voters across the country and collect
voter opinions on the 2008 election.
Margie, from Cesar Chavez Academy High School in
south-west Detroit, interviews history teacher John
Boutros about his experience with voting. Boutros discusses
why he votes and the historical significance of voting.
Students from Sutherland Middle School, in Charlottesville,
Virginia, talked to a voter about the significance of
having a black presidential candidate and a female vice-presidential
Students in Williamston, North Carolina, interviewed
Barbara, a waitress at a local restaurant about why
she votes and potential problems getting to the polls.
Peekskill High School students, in Peekskill, Pennsylvania,
interviewed Pete Peterson about why voting is important
to him as an African-American.
In a video from Cheverus High School in Portland,
Maine, a voter talks about why he voted absentee and
gives his opinion on the campaigns.