‘Your voice matters:’ Atlanta high schoolers share message after casting first-time vote

By Tom Jones
KIPP ATL students speak with Loretta Green

ATLANTA — For some young voters, the U.S. Senate runoff is the first time they have been eligible to participate in the democratic process.

Channel 2 Action News was there when some local high school students voted for the first time. They say there are too many important decisions being made without them, and they want their voices heard.

Channel 2′s Tom Jones went to southwest Atlanta, where the students got a history lesson before they cast their first ballot.

“We’ve been in line for about an hour,” Dymond Wilcox said.

Some of the high school students are about to do something they’ve never done before.

“We were just talking about how it’s gonna go. Like are they nervous and stuff like that,” Jordan Boyd said.

“I’m just ready to get to the ballot, so I can click that button,” Wilcox said.

Before they voted, they heard and saw how some Black people had to pay a poll tax to vote at one point.

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