Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election 2008: Capturing the moment

The 'Prince' news team is also camping out near Trinity Church all day to capture the excitement of Princeton voters on this important day through exit polling, interviews and photo and video footage.

Already we have polled about 200 people, and not surprisingly, the results we gathered lean heavily towards Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.). But some support for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) was documented as well.

In any case, people certainly seemed thrilled to do their civic duty. "I think it's probably the most exciting thing I've ever done," Alex Scheeler '11 told us.

"This is the most important day in my young life," Timoko Ballantyne GS, whose parents are from the Caribbean and can't vote, told us. "I was like, Mom, I voted for a black man. My vote meant a lot to them," she said.

And passerby were no different. Drivers are honking and waving. "Today's the day!" one shouted.

So far this morning, the lines at Trinity have been short and sweet: roughly five minutes to get in, vote and leave.

Stay tuned. We'll be providing updates from the polls regularly throughout the afternoon and evening, then onwards to election-watching parties.