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The key issues, as told by 18-year-olds voting for the first time in 2018

• By Cheyenne Haslett

Across the country and across the issues, it's been a historic year for youth activism -- much of it geared toward getting constituents to the polls on Nov. 6.

ABC News has been following 18-year-old activists as part of a multi-month long series on teen voters and the events and influences that help shape their political identities.

or Eliot Flores, the importance of getting out to vote is magnified by his own inability to do so.

Though he just turned 18, Flores can't vote in his home state of Texas because of his status as a DACA recipient. The heightened rhetoric around immigration -- a top issue for voters across the country -- has pushed him to volunteer on campaigns and educate those who can vote.

Across America, the 18-year-olds have also upped the conversation on other top-ticket issues.