Rodger Yem, a new U.S. citizen talks about the importance of exercising a right that he holds near and dear.
"It's all about freedom, the right of choice, the right of votes," said Yem.
Yem did not always have this freedom of having the right to vote in elections.
He is from Cambodia and has been living in The United States since 1982.
Around thirty years later, he is now a United States citizen and will have the privilege of voting for the first time.
Yem says that in Cambodia, they do not get the right and chance to vote. He understands how important it is to make his voice heard in the elections, and feels that sometimes American's don't realize how powerful that privilege really is.
"Some of the natural born citizens, they are just natural born and I guess they just aren't taking the right, power," said Yem.
Miguel Rios, a U.S. born citizen himself, understands where Rodger comes from and says that some citizens might believe their vote just simply doesn't matter.
"I just think a lot of people, you know, take it for granted and don't realize that one vote could make a difference," said Rios.
Those students at Mohawk Valley Community College voting in this year's election know just how important any sort of election is.
And as for Rodger, he is certain his voice will be heard.
"Every vote does count you know, it's a myth that one vote doesn't make a difference, but elections do win by one vote. "