Be it lack of faith in the political system, lack of proper documentation, or plain old procrastination some New Yorkers didn’t vote on Election Day.

Aida Bevans, 47, Bronx

“Jehova tells us he set up a kingdom.”
[audio:http://blogs.journalism.cuny.edu/interactivefundamentals/files/2008/11/aidabevans.mp3]

John Manown, 46, Times Square

“I haven’t voted since I was eighteen years old.”
[audio:http://blogs.journalism.cuny.edu/interactivefundamentals/files/2008/11/john-2.mp3]

Benjamin Vazquez, 36, Times Square

“Why even bother. Why even show up to the polls.”
[audio:http://blogs.journalism.cuny.edu/interactivefundamentals/files/2008/11/benjamin.mp3]

Denny Chang, 39, Brooklyn
“If you explain all the things clearly and link to their own interest, Chinese Americans are likely to join in and vote.”

[audio:http://blogs.journalism.cuny.edu/interactivefundamentals/files/2008/11/vo-for-denny_1-2.mp3] Audio Reporting by Maria Clark, Kate Zhao, Robert Voris, Sarah Trefethen