Before choosing which candidate to cast their vote for during the November 2012 presidential election, Northwestern students faced the decision of where to vote, choosing between their hometowns and Evanston.
"I registered to vote here, but I never got around
to transferring my registration to Virginia ...
but a vote is a vote."
"It's something we like to sweep under the rug...but social issues definitely have my attention in this election."
"It is a state that everyone says always determines
"When my family moved here, something that's really cool is knowing that every citizen gets a vote."
"Which president is going to help not only me the most, but my family the most?"
"I didn't wait till the last minute, so (voting absentee)
"I'll be graduating soon, so hopefully there will be a job for me."
"It matters a lot more" in Iowa "since it's one of the
"The most important thing right now is making sure that we do not hurt the middle class."
"I didn't sign in the right place ... I had to re-fill out
the papers and scan them, but I didn't have time."
Did not vote, but preferred Mitt Romney
"Economic-wise I like his plan better."
Would have been his first time voting
"I'm moving back to Ohio after I graduate for a job,
and I just take pride in that I'm from Ohio."
Did not disclose
"My grandparents would vote one way, and my friends would vote the other way, and I'd get crap from both."
Voted in 2008 and 2010 in Ohio
"It's just so important for (college graduates) as we're moving forward in our careers."
Voting in Florida is "a lot more meaningful."
Voted in 2010 in Florida
"For people to be denied that in the year 2012 is astonishing to me."