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One Woman's Journey To Vote For the First Time

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by Chris Conte

ANTIOCH, Tenn. - To understand how important this election day was to Jeannette Castro you must first understand that her mother moved her here from Mexico when she was teenager in search of a better life.

"Today is about my friends, my family that I have," the 33-year-old mother of three said.

In order to vote on Tuesday, Jeannette first had to find daycare for two of her children. After dropping them off at daycare she headed to her polling location, a church in Antioch.

"We have to go to a different place," she explained after learning her address had been redistricted and she would have to head to Antioch High School to cast her first ballot.

After driving a few miles down the road, she was greeted by politicians, political signs and campaign flyers. Eventually she made it through the front doors of the high school though and walked proudly into the voting booth with her 10-year-old daughter by her side.

"I hope it will teach her what she needs to do when she grows up. That's it's good to vote."

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