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Voting Day Interview

 1) What motivated you to come out and vote?: "Definitely my family encouraged me to come out here and speak for things I believe in"

2) What would you like to see changed in our political system?: "How some officials are picked"

3) Do you vote in every election?: "I'll be honest sometimes I don't if it doesn't seem very important as others. I go when I feel like I will make a impact and get across things I want to happen"

4) Do you know why we vote on Tuesday?: "Not really I guess it deals with work or something?"

5) Where have you encountered the highest amount of ad campaigning?: "Mainly on tv and on the internet. Those ads always seem to appear"

6) What was the most memorable campaign as you have encounter?: "Besides the witch one that was for the lady in Delaware. There was one I saw a lot about jobs going to China and not staying in Pennsylvania"

7) Are you always sure of who you are going to vote for when ou walk into the booth or are you still deliberating? "Well I feel as if I am very sure on a few candidates except for one or two"

8) What changes do you hope to see in Philadelphia as a result of this election?: "I hope something changes with the jobs. It is something that has effected my family"

9) What impact do you feel that your vote will have on the election?: "Well if others are voting similar to me I think we will have a good impact on how things are thought to be going."

10) Did you learn about voting in school? If yes, did that impact you willingness to vote today?: "In school we slightly discussed it but not much. I feel as if more my parents had more of a say in getting me to see the importance of voting"

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Bellow are some of the pictures me and my dad took. We were not allowed to take photographs inside the church where voting was taking place though. Also included is a link to a photo college of my side walk chalk art I made the afternoon before.

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Election Day Interview

Polling Place: Trinity Baptist Church,  2720 Poplar St. 19130


I interviewed a woman in her mid-twenties about her thoughts on U.S. politics and the changes that should be made.  She was very passionate about her views as a Democrat and disgusted by some of the antics taken by the Republican party.  She hopes to see the government become less partisan and more for the people.   

Voting Interview
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Voting Day Interview

1st person 

1. What motivated you to come out and vote?

"I came out to vote because we need a big change for the better."

2. What would you like to see changed in our political system?

"The government should help American people instead of other countries and bring jobs back to the U.S."

3. Do you vote in every election (How regularly do you vote?)

"I vote in every election."

7. Are you always sure of who you are going to vote for when you walk into the booth or are you still deliberating?

"Always 100% sure of who I am voting for"

10. Did you learn about voting in school? If yes, did that impact your willingness to vote today?
"No, the voting age was 21 when I went to school so we did not learn about it."

2nd person

2. What would you like to see changed in our political system?

"I would like to see change in the party system."

3. Do you vote in every election (How regularly do you vote?)

"No, I don’t vote in every election."

6. What was the most memorable campaign ad that you have encountered?

"I tune them out because they are negative, they do not tell you what the candidate is going to do instead they only prove how bad the other guy is."

7. Are you always sure of who you are going to vote for when you walk into the booth or are you still deliberating

"No, I am still deliberating."

10. Did you learn about voting in school? If yes, did that impact your willingness to vote today?

"I did learn about voting in school, but it did not have an impact on me voting today."

   I interviewed two different people the first person that I interviewed was an older lady and the second a younger man. The two people I interviewed had different but yet insightful answers to my questions. The two questions that each of them answered the same were Do you know why we vote on Tuesday and  Where have you encountered the highest amount of ad campaigning? Radio, TV, Print, Internet, other. The two people I interviewed answered no because they don't know why we vote on Tuesday and saw the highest amount of ads on television.

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Election Day Interview

Interview with a young man.

1. What motivated you to come out and vote?

"Well I'm unemployed and one of the candidates said something about opening up more jobs to hire those unemployed. "

2. What would you like to see changed in our political system?

"I would like to see political leaders to be honest and actually do what they said they are going to do. "

3. Do you vote every election?

"No this is my second time voting. The first time I voted, it was for Obama."

4. Do you know why we vote on Tuesday?

"No, that never crossed my mind."

5. Where have you encountered the highest amount of ad campaigning? Radio, TV, print, internet, other.

"I would have to say television."

6. What was the most memorable campaign ad that you have encountered?

"I forgot who it was, but one of the candidates  were trying to export jobs over to China and I was thinking, why would you do that. We need jobs over here."

7. Are you always sure of who you are going to vote for when you walk into the booth or are you still deliberating?

"Well with the presidential election, I knew I was voting for Obama, during this election I'm pretty sure of who I voted for."

8. What changes do you hope to see in Philadelphia as a result of this election?

"Well the change Im hoping for is more employment and less crime, that's my highest concern."

9. What impact do you feel that your vote will have on the election?

"Not that much. I mean I'm only one person. It might make a difference, it might not."

10. Did you learn about voting in school? If yes, did that impact your willingness to vote today?"

"Not really. I learned about voting really from my church."
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Election Day Assignment

I interviewed a young man from my neighborhood. 

1.   What motivated you to come out and vote? 

“It just seems like the right thing to do. If I’m able to why not?”

2. What would you like to see changed in our political system?

“I’m not fully aware of all the issues but I just want to see someone who is real you know, someone who will keep their promises.”


3. Do you vote in every election? (How regularly do you vote?)

“I’m sort of a new voter, the first time I voted was in the Obama election. This is only my second time.”


4. Do you know why we vote on Tuesday? 

“No, I’m sure I learned it in school before, but I can’t remember.”

5. Where have you encountered the highest amount of ad campaigning? Radio, TV, print, internet, other. 

“Probably the stuff they leave on the doorstep. They call my house too.”

6. What was the most memorable campaign ad that you have encountered?

“I don’t even remember. I didn't pay attention to them that much.”

7. Are you always sure of who you are going to vote for when you walk into the booth or are you still deliberating? 

“Well since this only my second time I’m not really sure how to answer that. I was sure I was voting for Obama my first time but this time I wasn’t really sure. I kinda just chose who my dad was always talking about. He knows more about this stuff than me, so I just use him.”

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Voting Day Interview!

Tajh Jenkins

Science Leadership Academy

Voting Day Interview

 

For this voting day assignment, I conducted an interviewed with one of the barbers at a barbershop called "Hair Infatuation". The barbershop is a block away from me. ​The barber who I interviewed declined to be recorded. 


The 5 Questions that I asked him were:

1.) What would you like to see changed in our political system? "I would like for our political system to have more by partisanship. I would also like for the government to direct more of its money towards improving our education systems. Another thing I would like to see change in our political system is less corporate power involved in politics."

2.) What was the most memorable campaign ad that you have encountered?

"The most memorable campaign ad that I have encountered is when John Kerry was running for president against Bush. I was a supporter of John Kerry's campaign."

3.) Did you learn about voting in school? If yes, did that impact your willingness to vote today? "No I didn't learn about voting in school. They didn't expose us to voting while I was in school. My family members, specifically my uncles, influenced me to vote. As a kid I would go to the voting booths with them."

 

4.) Are you always sure of who you are going to vote for when you walk into the booth or are you still deliberating? "When I go to vote, I'm always sure of whom I'm voting for. I already have a game plan before I go into the booth."

5.) What changes do you hope to see in Philadelphia as a result of this election?

"Well in Philadelphia I would like to see more effort into improving the streets/environments. I would also like for Philadelphia to put more money into our public schools and I would like to see the city make it more of a goal to improve the homelessness in throughout the city."

 

I think that my interview went very well today. There were a lot of insightful things that we discussed outside of him answering these questions. I learned that he really could get deep when it comes to talking about politics and the government.

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Voting Day Interview!

Tajh Jenkins

Science Leadership Academy

Voting Day Interview

 

For this voting day assignment, I conducted an interviewed with one of the barbers at a barbershop called "Hair Infatuation". The barbershop is a block away from me. ​The barber who I interviewed declined to be recorded. 


The 5 Questions that I asked him were:

1.) What would you like to see changed in our political system? "I would like for our political system to have more by partisanship. I would also like for the government to direct more of its money towards improving our education systems. Another thing I would like to see change in our political system is less corporate power involved in politics."

2.) What was the most memorable campaign ad that you have encountered?

"The most memorable campaign ad that I have encountered is when John Kerry was running for president against Bush. I was a supporter of John Kerry's campaign."

3.) Did you learn about voting in school? If yes, did that impact your willingness to vote today? "No I didn't learn about voting in school. They didn't expose us to voting while I was in school. My family members, specifically my uncles, influenced me to vote. As a kid I would go to the voting booths with them."

 

4.) Are you always sure of who you are going to vote for when you walk into the booth or are you still deliberating? "When I go to vote, I'm always sure of whom I'm voting for. I already have a game plan before I go into the booth."

5.) What changes do you hope to see in Philadelphia as a result of this election?

"Well in Philadelphia I would like to see more effort into improving the streets/environments. I would also like for Philadelphia to put more money into our public schools and I would like to see the city make it more of a goal to improve the homelessness in throughout the city."

 

I think that my interview went very well today. There were a lot of insightful things that we discussed outside of him answering these questions. I learned that he really could get deep when it comes to talking about politics and the government.

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Voting Assignment

       The voter is a 67 year-old woman who has voted ever since she was able to. She votes because it is powerful, women did not always have the opportunity to vote and she looks forward to a certain outcome. The opinions of friends and family are considered when she is unsure of whom to vote for, but she is always decided when walking into the booth. This voter has experienced the highest amount of ad campaigning via phone and Internet. The most memorable ad campaigns were for President Barack Obama. Overall, she would like to see more support from the federal level, financial stability from the state, a new Senate, and eventually better health care.

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