This November, photographer Pete Voelker took a tour of the early primary states that play an outsized role in deciding who the next US president will be. He attended candidate rallies, went to debate parties and luncheons, and sometimes just walked up and down the streets to find people to talk to. He was curious to see not which candidates they supported, but what their key issues were. The result is not a formal poll, but an anecdotal examination of what matters to Americans, and a preview of what's going to get debated in the months leading up to Election Day.
Today's photo essay is from New Hampshire, whose citizens will be casting primary votes February 9.
All photographs by Pete Voelker.