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ALEXANDRIA, La. – Undecided voters in Alexandria prepare to watch the first presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. News Channel Five's Nolan Crane reports.

Tabatha Jones likes to get her exercise in, but next month, she'll be exercising her right to vote.

"I want to see what both sides have to offer," says Tabatha Jones.

She is just one Alexandria voter who will tune in to Wednesday night's presidential debate, and she wants the candidates to address their health care plans and how they would help move the country in the right direction.

"One of the topics of health care insurance that's big on me especially here in Alexandria with the jobs and everything," says Tabatha Jones.

Jones says this topic is important to her--especially since she works as a nurse. Other voters have different things they'd like the candidates to address.

"I have two kids in college so education will be a little bit of an issue. The finances are where I'll be paying the most attention to," says Sean Foster.

While some want to see specific things addressed, other voters are watching the performances of the two overall.

"To be honest I'm not really that big into politics but I know it's an important aspect as being American so I will be watching tonight so I can make an educated decision on what I should decide," says Nathan Gallineau.

Voters we spoke with say they've seen the President debate before, so they're going to be taking a closer look at Mitt Romney, and his first time on this national stage.

"I know nothing about him to be honest," says Sean Foster.

"I really don't know too much about Romney, all you hear is about Obama care you know but we want to see what Romney has to offer. I'm open for both sides of it," says Tabatha Jones.

That's exactly what the candidates hope to get--persuasion from undecided voters.

"Hopefully by the end of tonight I'll have a decision reached," says Tabatha Jones.

If there's not a clear winner, voters get more chances.

"I think it will be a series of debates I would have to watch to make my mind up personally," says Nathan Gallineau.

You can watch the debate right here on News Channel Five at 8 o'clock on Wednesday.

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