New York primary day is here. In the weeks preceding the primary, volunteers and supporters have canvassed the boroughs of New York City and beyond.

Though New York residents differ widely on political issues, most seem to agree that the primary this year is vital.

“The primary has had a great impact on the people of my generation,” Bridgeen Yap, 23, of Queens says. “I constantly see on my social media feed my friends involved in the discussion.”

With young people voting in record numbers this election season, their involvement on the streets or online is much more visible. “It is amazing to see people of my generation involved to know their vote makes a difference and finally get involved in politics,” Yap says.

We documented the scene in New York City with Evrybit to get a feeling for the political vibe in the Empire State.

–Posted by Ashley Hong


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