Sarena's Interview

Note: Due to the fact that my interviewee wanted to be confidential and didn't want to show her face, I wrote down word for word what she and I said. I didn't go to another person to get actual video footage because her answers was remarkable, and she was real and didn't give me short answers. But she said I can upload a photo of her.

Me: Hello, may I conduct a non partisan interview by video taping you, for my school project. It's about voting, and trying to get me to understand the voting process better.

Interviewee: I don't want to be video taped, but I would love to help. Can you write down my answers?

Me: Sure, so here is a question.

Me: what's your name?

Interviewee: Irene Spann

Me: What motivated you to come out and vote?

Interviewee: Well, I'm a single mother raising two kids. A boy and a girl, and if I don't come out and vote that shows that I don't care about my children future. I care about their education, income, and their lives. My children are 17 and 15, and I'm trying to set a positive example, and every vote counts. I want the best to win, if my one vote from Philadelphia, PA can help I stand out here in the cold and vote. Shit I want to make a difference in my country, even if it's just a vote. Sorry for cursing.

Me: It's alright, That's a great answer. Next question, What impact do you feel that your vote will have on the election?

Interviewee: I feel as though the impact that I had is that I get to voice my opinion. I contributed to society, I feel important and it's positive.

Me: Here is the next question, Do you know why vote on tuesdays?

Interviewee: No, I wonder why? Do you know?

Me: No I don't actually, 

Me: Are you always sure of who you are going to got for when your walk into the booth or are you still deliberating?

Interviewee: I am always sure who I'm going to vote for! I won't walk into the booth with out knowing! I follow the debates with the candidates, and make sure I know what's going on in the political world. If I don't have a clear understanding what's going on how can I vote honestly and wisely. Once again, I hate to sound like I'm repeating my self, but I want to benefit this country.

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

Interviewee: Some changes I hope to see is cleaning the streets, more construction meaning renovations to neighborhoods. I love to see the younger generation out here voting, and doing something positive. This one thing I can say Philadelphia come together for something that can benefit us all.

Me: Alright, last question. Where have you encountered the highest amount of ad campaigning? Radio, Tv, print, internet, other.

Interviewee: Campaigning television, meaning watching the debate, and all of the commercials. I seen the news, always talking about the candidates, keeping me on top of my game with politics.

Me: Thank you so much, your interview enlightened me and gave me a good understanding. I see now that voting is a very crucial, and important to America, and people of this country.