With the first presidential debate finished, discussions between students about policy and voting are heating up across campus.
One first time voter, Aline Sredni, a student at the university and former intern for the House of Representatives, stresses the importance of young voters and explains why she believes the voter turnout in younger age groups is much lower.
Two other students, Maggie Benson and Danni Gregory, described their experiences as first time voters and what motivates them to exercise their right to vote.
Listen to their stories here.
Polling stations will be available on the UIUC campus in the basement of the Illini Union and in the Activities and Recreation Center.