By Samantha Anderson
KWCH 12 Eyewitness News
5:30 PM CDT, October 24, 2012
Nick Gallegos wants to be a history teacher--a future filled wh moments in the country's past. And on this day he got a say in that history. He voted for the first time.
"When I first wen in, I was a little anxious about how the process goes," Gallegos said. "You have check-in and all the voter ID lawa and that stuff. I wasn't sure I was fully prepared."
Gallegos is one of the 200 seniors that will be bussed from Wichita schools to voting centers to fill out a ballot.
"Honestly I thought it was going to be different," first-time voter Jacqueline Silerio said. "It woud just be who you wanted to be president and sign it and then put it in the sleeve. They had a whole bunch of questions."
Many of the students have been waiting for their chance to vote.
"It's my ime to vote," Cierra Lovelady said. "I'm 18 and I've been waiing for this. To have my say so."
The students said that they think it's important for their classmates to vote, as well.
"I know a lot of my frends didn't want to vote, because they didn't think it was important," Silerio said. "They're like 'oh you can do that when you're 20' and I just thought I'd give them courage or inspire them to vote before election day."
These students believe that their votes will have an impact.
"I came in because I really do think my vote made a difference," Gallegos said.
In the future, Gallegos could be teaching about he people, and the issues he voted for today.
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