WILMINGTON -- Some New Hanover High School students reached a milestone together today. Rather than going straight home after school, these students went to the New Hanover County library to make their voices heard. Some registered and voted while others who were already registered were in and out within minutes. Some of the young voters said it was easy and they encourage other people to follow their lead. There were no lines, which has been one reason many people are voting early before the May 6 primary. Some of the students were from a US history class and the rest were just interested in voting. First-time voter Roderica Munn said, "Not everybody wants to vote for the same person, and if you don't vote you're going to get somebody that you might not like." First-time voter Terence Darrell said, "It's important to have the youth vote because we're the future." Munn says she convinced a friend -- who wasn't planning to vote -- to vote in this election, which she says brightened her day. Teachers hope to continue taking students to vote in the coming days.
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