She didn't want to be recorded because she was very self conscious, so I wrote down the whole interview.
Me: Hello, my name is Dakota Foster and I wanted to know if I could interview for a school project about voting.
Johnson: Sure, I would love it.
Me: Okay, thank you. What is your name?
Johnson: Jeanene Johnson
Me: Okay, and how old are you, about?
Johnson: I am around 30 years old, haha.
Me: Alright, thank you. Let’s start with the questions.
Johnson: Okay, let’s go.
Me: What motivated you to come out and vote?
Johnson: I actually got to talk to older family members whom had to fight for their right to be able to vote because they were Black &/or women. I would be doing them and myself a disservice if I did not vote. Besides, my vote does actually count.
Me: What would you like to see changed in our political system?
Johnson: More bipartisan cooperation.
Me: Do you vote in every election? (How regularly do you vote?)
Johnson: Every. Single. Election.
Me: Do you know why we vote on Tuesday?
Johnson: I knew but have forgotten!
Me: Where have you encountered the highest amount of ad campaigning?
Johnson: TV and radio. Oh, also Facebook postings.
Me: What was the most memorable campaign ad that you have encountered?
Johnson: Of course I am now drawing a blank but it was an ad for Obama.
Me: Are you always sure of who you are going to vote for when you walk into the booth or are you still deliberating?
Johnson: Always sure.
Me: What changes do you hope to see in Philadelphia as a result of this election?
Johnson: More support for teachers, financial aid for students
Me: What impact do you feel that your vote will have on the election?
Johnson: I think that the candidate that I selected is the best person for the task ahead. I feel that he (Barak Obama) will continue to make sure that people can love who they love, women’s rights and a woman’s body are protected.
Me: Did you learn about voting in school? If yes, did that impact your willingness to vote today?
Johnson: Yes. But mostly it was emphasized by my mother and grandmother.
Me: Okay, that’s the last question. Thank you for taking the time out to answer them. And I hope you have a wonderful day.
Johnson: Thank you so much, you too.