Being involved in politics is not something I’ve always done. However this year, my first year voting, I felt it was not only important, but my obligation to be informed about the candidates caucusing for president of the United States.
That Tuesday morning, I woke up, proudly placed my “Bernie for Prez” hat on my head, and made my way to Turn of River Middle School where, for the very first time, I would place my vote. Following the signs to where I was districted, I walked into the school at around 10 a.m. ready to fulfill my civic duty. I was greeted promptly as I walked in by an older gentleman who then directed me to the Democrat table.
There, I pulled out my license and another kind man looked me up and then sent me to another table where I was handed a ballet and told to bubble it in behind the voting booth. With the pen in hand and sure choice in mind, I proudly filled the bubble next to “Bernard Sanders.” Once I was done, I walked over to the ballot box and watched the machine take my vote.
My first time voting was something I really looked forward to but this experience was honestly one of the most underwhelming experiences of my life. The whole thing is so overhyped. All I can say is I am glad I did it and I encourage anyone eligible to do so as well. We all have a voice and we should all use it.