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Old 09-07-2019, 02:11 PM
 
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When was the first time you voted?


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Old 09-07-2019, 02:21 PM
 
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1976 Carter. I was 18, young and ignorant.
2000, Gore - also young and ignorant.
 
Old 09-07-2019, 02:44 PM
 
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I first voted when I was 18, was thrilled to do it, and I'm happy to see others here similarly stepping up at 18.
 
Old 09-07-2019, 02:48 PM
 
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It was in 2004, the year I turned 18. I voted for George W. Bush in the Presidential election. It was the one and only time I voted for a Republican candidate.
 
Old 09-07-2019, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Fulltime RV'er
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I cast my My first vote in 1968,
 
Old 09-07-2019, 02:58 PM
 
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1972 presidential election my freshman year of college. I had just turned 18. Huge lines to vote and the dorms sent over box lunches for all of us waiting in line! Sadly, In spite of all of us kids getting the vote Nixon won.
 
Old 09-07-2019, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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The first major one the 1974 Massachusetts gubernatorial election. I voted for Mike Dukakis. Earlier that year I had voted in a municipal election.
 
Old 09-07-2019, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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1980 presidential election. I was 21. I definitely should have voted in earlier elections, but the hometown elections never interested me enough to make the effort while I was away at school. I didn't know until 1980 that I could have voted in my college town all along.
 
Old 09-07-2019, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Suburb of Chicago
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I remember it well. Calvin Coolidge was running against John Davis and Robert La Follette. I voted for Coolidge.
 
Old 09-07-2019, 06:02 PM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere
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2004. Voted for George W. Bush. Was an evangelical Christian then and was required to vote for Bush to protect the sanctity of life and marriage. If I would have voted for Kerry, as the preacher at my church at the time said in the sermon on the Sunday before, I would have been held personally responsible for every murder of every aborted baby since Roe v Wade and every act of homosexual sodomy committed in the United States on judgment day. So, I did what a good Christian does and voted for Bush.
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