Millennials cast their votes near Temple University

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Temple University students hold an election watching party. (WPVI)

Some of Philadelphia's newest voters lined up to cast their ballots for the first time near Temple University's campus.

And there are several issues they told us were weighing heavy on their minds: women's rights, the job market, and education, to name a few.

But not everyone is able to join in on the Election Day excitement.

"I registered three times, but I am still not registered to vote," student Chace Glasper said.

It's not clear what happened with Glasper's registration, but he would have been voting in his first presidential election, instead he says he's missing out on a shared experience.

"It's a little disappointing. I was looking forward to voting. Obviously, it was a big election. There's a lot at stake," Glasper said.

"I'm not going to lie, I woke up with a lot of anxiety this morning," student Abby Benner said.

Students say they know their voice - the millennial voice - is key in this election.

"You see on Facebook, all the stuff trending with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, it's all geared towards millennials. Even in their campaigns, they go toward millennials because they know they are the sole basis of this election," freshman Cheyenne Manning said.

"Regardless of what the results are tonight, whoever voted is kind of making history, especially if it's your first time voting," sophomore Jasmine Guillen said.
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