More than 100 area soldiers will be unable to vote in Tuesday’s Primary because they're heading overseas. When these soldiers return home next year, they'll have a new Commander in Chief
Christine Betron's husband Cliff is at Fort Bragg in North Carolina training for his upcoming tour of duty in Afghanistan. He'll be gone for at least a year.
"Just watching the Super Bowl yesterday it had it's moments where it's not the same without him cheering on our team. We're on our own," said Betron.
That's why Christine is following the campaign trail closely. She has her fingers crossed a certain Democrat will be victorious.
"I think the Status Quo in Iraq is unacceptable. I really do believe it's time for a change. My understanding is there will be a change with Barack Obama in office," said Betron, who is encouraged by young voters in the area getting Obama's name out there.
Missy Richardson's husband is also headed overseas. She likes John McCain, but also wants to learn more about the democratic candidates.
"I'm torn between voting for somebody who I really think is going to change things like domestically on our country but I'm also concerned about military funding," said Missy Richardson.
Her mother in law, Peggy, doesn't want to see a Republican get elected because she fears the war will never end.
"Hillary is the person I'm voting for. Hopefully she's for change and that's what I'm looking for," said Peggy Richardson.
Peggy's husband Mark says he's voting for Clinton too. But he can't tomorrow - he's currently a registered Republican. He says the war is a huge part of his decision.
"It's been going on for seven years. It's important but do we really need 175,000 troops in Iraq and 26,000 in Afghanistan Probably not," said Mark Richardson.
For military families, there's a lot more at stake in this election. Christine hopes whoever's elected can bring troops home safely. "I really hope as many people come home this year and next year as possible," said Betron.