First-time voter Emelyn Theriault is helping staff her local polling place on Election Day. Emelyn views it as an opportunity to learn about her community and discuss politics with the other poll workers, who are mostly older and have a different perspective.

She spoke with Zydalis Bauer about when she realized voting was important, how she is deciding who to cast her vote for this year, and how social media influences the news we see and read.

Check out Generation Vote for more interviews with first time voters.