Inflation. Crime. Abortion. Democracy.
The results of the midterm elections may hinge on any of these issues. New York Times photographers interviewed voters about what mattered most to them on this Election Day.
Here is what they said.
“I want to live in a place where I can drive around, feeling safe.”
Carol Fitzpatrick, 90, of Goldfield, Nev., with her dog Fred
“Black Americans have been left out of tangible, monetary gains. We’re not asking for a handout. We’re just asking for it to be fair,” said Kevin Parkinson, 35, of Phoenix.
Kevin and Briona Parkinson with their son, Khesed, 5 months old
“Imposing upon women of all faiths the understanding that fundamentalist Christians have regarding abortion is not in line with our Constitution. We are a nation of many faiths and many understandings.”
Janan Najeeb, of Mequon, Wis.
“Student loans are very important to me, and just having access to quality education.”
Niya Porter, 23, of Pittsburgh
“We need more human compassion. We are all on the same team. We all want to make the country a great place to live.”
Alyssa King, 19, of Port Lavaca, Texas
Source: NY Times