My first time voting

Today I truly felt like an adult. My first voting experience provided me with a sense of liberation, one of the proudest moments of my young life.

Though I’m sometimes skeptical, when I walked in I knew I was doing the right thing. I was overcome with emotion, thinking of how hard we’ve worked, as women, as people, to get to this point.

The volunteers at the polls asked, “Is this your first time voting?” I replied with yes and was thanked for doing my civic duty.

One of the privileges of being a United States citizen is the right to vote. I know many people assume their vote doesn’t count. But it is crucial to do what you can to have your voice heard.

As I sit here, waiting for the results, one thing crosses my mind. Regardless of who you side with, or how you feel about voting, it is crucial that we take advantages of the rights and privileges we are given.  It’s very humbling to do your part. Even though there were no “I voted” stickers at my precinct, I am glad I exercised my right to vote today.

Published by stephaniesokol

Writing, music and photography and fashion are my favorite pastimes. I am a journalism and music graduate from Oakland University. I like to laugh and enjoy a cup of tea, when I'm not finding new music or hanging out with friends. I also like baking, hiking, thinking deep thoughts and traveling.

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