Despite having Election Day off, some students don’t plan to vote
By: Brittany Pavlichko | Published Nov. 6, 2016
Classes will not be held on Election Day at Kean University, but some students interviewed by The Tower said they won’t be voting.
Two of the four students interviewed by The Tower said they will vote, while the other two said they will not.
“I feel if we had better candidates, I would register to vote,” said Marcella Fazzolari, a junior at Kean.
Mitzy Suarez, a senior, had a similar opinion and is also not voting. She said she will not vote because she doesn’t like either candidate too.
“All they do is make fun of each other and make each other look bad instead of talking about what improvements they are going to make to our country,” she said.
Donald Trump, the Republican presidential candidate, has said he wants to build a wall along the southern border, get rid of Obamacare and Common Core, defund Planned Parenthood and strengthen the military.
Hillary Clinton, the Democratic candidate, is focusing on having universal affordable health care, better paying jobs and improving education and paid family leave.
One student said he is voting for Hillary Clinton rather than Trump.
“We have one candidate who is the definition of vulgarity and we have another candidate who is the definition of corruption and debauchery,” said Brian De Costa, a senior at Kean University.
Samantha Krech, a senior, said it was important to make an educated decision when voting. She favors Trump.
“Even if you really don’t like either candidate, you should educate yourself on their stances on important topics to you and make a decision that way,” said Krech.
Depending on your town, county and Congressional district, voters will choose seats for Congress, freeholders, sheriff, town council members and board of education members.
New Jersey also has two statewide public questions on the ballot. One asks to approve casinos in North Jersey and the other asks that all of New Jersey’s gas taxes, which just increased, go to the Transportation Trust Fund to repair and improve the state’s infrastructure, such as its decaying highways and bridges.
Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. To find the nearest polling station, visit the State Department’s poll locator tool.