Selena Gomez is looking forward to voting for the very first time in America's 2012 presidential election so she can voice her political opinion as a child of the "next generation".
The Disney singer/actress, who turns 19 next month, became eligible to vote last year and she's eager to see which topics the new batch of presidential candidates will tackle as they campaign for the top job at the White House.
She tells CNN, "This is my first time I would be (voting). I did a campaign when I was 16, I wanted to encourage kids my age, because we're the next generation coming up, to vote. I think it would be really fun for me to be involved with my family and to have a say. It's nice."
And Gomez, who is particularly interested in issues regarding education and global warming, admits she will be more concerned about politicians' solutions for existing problems on home turf, as opposed to international policies.
She says, "I think we do a lot to help other countries, but sometimes I feel like we don't really help a lot here, our country, so that would probably be something that would catch my eye."
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