They may not realize it yet, but first-time voters witnessed the biggest one-day White House nominating contest in history.
Some JMU students experienced that history Tuesday night at Ham's Restaurant in Harrisonburg where they gathered to watch the numbers unfold.
Students like freshman Alyson Young feel it's important to become involved in politics at a young age. She is looking forward to voting in the upcoming primaries.
"I feel that if you're really informed and you really have strong viewpoints that you just need to vote and really get you're voice heard, because you can't complain about an issue or politicians or congress and the President if you don't vote," says Young.
Young has been trying to encourage other students to get involved politically.