Voters at a St. Augustine Beach precinct were asked questions about their opinion on voting.
Q: Do you think voting is important? Why did you come out today?
Bryan Greiner: “Yes, [it’s] very critical, it’s pivotal for this election to keep the socialist party out of office I think it’s really important and I think governorship is really important right now…”
John Maguire: “It’s our duty [and] it’s our privilege…I’ve lived in many countries where people don’t get to vote.” Maguire used to be a U.S. Ambassador.
James Whitehouse: “I like coming out on the day I always feel like it’s your duty to come out and vote.”
Deborah O’Reilly: “I need to stay with my guy, and republicans.”
Claudio Dallafiora: “It’s our only right that we have unless we’re running for public office, that’s how we can control our own destiny.”
Q: Do you think this election is more important than past elections?
John Maguire: “It’s the most important one we’ve faced for at least 15 or 20 years. It’s certainly important one in history. 1960 was the most important one in history.”
James Whitehouse: “No, not necessarily. I think this is just as important as any other election, I think to some effect I think the people who are running or the people who have certain views want you to think it’s the most important one…but I think it’s good for people to get out and vote because we live in a country where the majority gets to vote and decide what happens and so I think that it’s just as important as any other election.”
Kim Nesmith: “No, I don’t think so. I think that they’re all important. I think that the last one was probably more important.
Deborah O’Reilly: “Yea, because we need to keep things the way it is right now [sic].”
Claudio Dallafiora: ” I think that all elections are important. Everyone should get out and vote.”
Mary Scine: “I think every election is important. So, I think it holds the same significance, but a great significance.”