High Plains Voters Share Their Reasons to Vote


The presidential election is topping headlines today but high plains voters had local issues to decide as well.

We spoke with several voters here in town, and most of them said they were at the polls to vote on everything.

And several of them said they checked the straight party box and that was it.

But the presidential election was the first thing most of them brought up.

Most of the people we spoke with said they were confident about the issues they were voting on.

A few walking into the polling place were nervous and just ready to get it over with but most were relieved after they cast their ballot.

Angelita Martinez said, “I mean, my stomach was in knots and I never felt this way before and I know a lot of others who were in knots too. so it’s just been a long long emotional roller coaster and a big huge circus. it has been a circus.”

Martinez told us she thinks it would be easy for people to overlook local elections and issues.

Especially with the dynamic of the national presidential election.

One voter we spoke with who wouldn’t go on camera told us that despite what some people think the local issues are very important.

She said she knows that because of social media groups and conversations that she’s been a part of.

Amarillo voters were deciding propositions 1-7. While voters in Canyon had just state and national races to decide.

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