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BLOG: New around Campus - Voting

November 19, 2008

Category: Politics, Students

by Amanda Sowards '10


November 4, 2008 will always be a highlight of my life. As I grow older and start a family, I hope to be able to share my first time voting experience with my children and grandchildren when the day comes that they anxiously wait for and their voice can equally be heard as a citizen of the United States of America.


On Monday night I went home to Harrisburg to spend the night with my mother. Tuesday morning I woke up early so I would be able to vote and get back to Salisbury before classes started. I embarked on my journey to the Midland volunteer fire department, only one mile down the road from my house.


I was excited and overwhelmed with vehement feelings of patriotism and importance, because I could finally vote! I have waited twenty years to be able to exercise my right of being an American citizen, and I wanted to embrace and savor every second of the process, mentally and physically.


I waited patiently in line for my turn to step up to the table and tell them who I was. After going on a small tangent about how overly ecstatic I was to vote, the lady told me my name was not on the list.


I immediately was devastated. 



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