First-Time Voter Casts Ballot at 43-Year-Old Church in Brandon

Voters flock to the polls in Hillsborough County, determined, as a first-time voter on Victoria Street in Brandon put it, to "make a difference." His ballot was cast at Precinct 853/857, at the Brandon Seventh-Day Adventist Church.


Quincy Sanchez said he cast his first vote ever in a General Election, at the Brandon Seventh-Day Adventist Church on Victoria Street in Brandon, just west of Brandon High School, which in 2014 celebrates its 100-year-old roots.

With him at Precinct No. 853/857, at the church that has served Brandon for more than 40 years, was voter Sonia Agosto, who with Sanchez commented on why they took time out of their daily routines to cast ballots Nov. 6.

"The most important thing, I'm against certain things and I want to make a difference," Sanchez said. "And I want to provide support for what I believe in."

Agosto agreed.

"Election Day should be important to Americans because it's important that the leaders listen to what the citizens have to say," she said. "There are many rights that have not been respected, especially for religion, and what this country needs to do is go back to its principles."

Sanchez, 23, said he was proud to have cast his first ballot.

"It feels good," he said. "It feels like I made a difference with my vote."


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