You Can't Beat That...

I Voted... - I Voted...
@twoey68 (13651)
United States
November 4, 2008 4:38pm CST
Well, today I voted for the very first time...even though I'm 40 years old. I won't say who I voted for but most ppl here probably know already LOL What's so funny is that while we (myself, my oldest brother and my stepdad) were there voting there was a woman going around taking pics of everyone. Well, I went to the store with my Mom this evening and happened to glance at the city paper while I was waiting for her and low and behold there was yours truely on the front page LOL Yup, my first time voting and I got my picture in the paper...you can't beat that!! My Mom bought 2 copies so she could send my Dad one LOL How old were you when you first voted? Have you ever gotten your picture in the paper? [b]~~MY OWN PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG AND BELIEVE IN YOURSELF**[/b]
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@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
5 Nov 08
They came and registerd those of us who were 18 when I was a Senior in High School. They came to my high school to do it. So I was a registered voter pretty much from the begining. I was so excited and felt so grown up being able to vote. I pretty much voted for who my parents were voting for, and didn't really pay attention to the issues that much at that time, I just wanted to vote. Then in the next election I was in college, and I studied all of the issues, and voted according to how much I agreed with the candidates on the issues. I have pretty much been voting ever since.
@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
5 Nov 08
It is cool you got your picture in the paper, sorry I didin't mention that before.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
4 Nov 08
So did you LOKE seeing your photo then on the front page? I've been in the paper and TV a few times in my life actually. For various reaqsons as well. None bad though. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
4 Nov 08
Me Voting... - Me Voting...
Here I am doing my voting duty LOL [b]~~MY OWN PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG AND BELIEVE IN YOURSELF**[/b]
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@Humbug25 (12551)
6 Nov 08
Hey there twoey68 Aww well done you. I think I was 18 when I first voted. I don't think I cared too much just voted because I was then old enough to!
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@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
6 Nov 08
Welcome to your 15 minutes of fame! I voted as soon as I was old enough and at the time when I lived in South Carolina the age was 21. I got my picture in the paper a lot when I lived in a small town and I did community theater. We always had pictures of the play in the papers.
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@rowantree (1190)
• United States
6 Nov 08
Congratulations & good for you for voting! I don't know how old I was the first time I voted but I do try to vote every chance I get. That's wonderful that you were in the paper!
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
6 Nov 08
Hey, that's pretty cool!! I've never been in the paper, let alone on the front page!! But my son was once, when he was at a "Welcome Santa to Town" thing. I still have it somewhere. I think I was in my mid 20's the first time I voted...
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@jezzmay (1845)
• United States
6 Nov 08
The first time I register to vote I got called for jury duty.I went and I knew the person on trail,they had to release me from serving on that jury.That was something to remember for me.I got my picture in the paper one time,when they did a piece on where I worked.Everyone was telling me about it.My family brought copies.
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@camomom (7536)
• United States
5 Nov 08
I first voted in the last election. My fiance voted for the first time, this election. I hope to get his brother and my sister involved for the next one. Nope, never had my picture in the paper. Congrats to you.
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@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
5 Nov 08
That is cool!! Now you have a photo of an important moment in your life to treasure. Laminate it so it lasts. I was 18 when I first voted and I am ashamed to say it was for Nixon, lol.
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@Barb42 (4216)
• United States
5 Nov 08
Twoey, that is SO neat. Just glad to see you vote. My granddaughter is 18 and wasn't going to vote. But her Mom talked to her when she got off work at 6PM and she said she was going. She was so excited that she went on and voted for the first time she was eligible. I told her Mom she'd be happy to be able to say that. I know we didn't vote when we were her age! I could have voted the first time in 1964, although I was 21, but I had just gotten married and my husband was overseas in the AF, and I didn't register to vote. We were pretty old when we decided we needed to vote. My son has always voted. My daughter said this was the 2nd presidential race she had voted in.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
5 Nov 08
I do not recall my age when I first voted. I have never had my picture in the paper before either.
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
4 Nov 08
Had to have been 19, almost 20, first presidental election that 18 and up could vote. That would be 1972. Since then I have only missed one election, 1976. I would not have voted for Jimmy Carter.
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@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
8 Nov 08
I am 51 years old now and I didn't vote this year. I live in Canada and I didn't like any of the candidits or parties that were running so I just didn't bother to vote. I wouldn't have known who to vote for because I don't like any of them. But if I were an American I would have voted. I really like Obama and I an hoping he keeps his promises because what the president of the United States does affects me and the whole world. I started voting when I was 18 years old and have voted most years but not this time, and I feel a little bit bad about it. Alrighty then, talk to you later, your friend Chris.
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
8 Nov 08
Wow what an experience that must have been. I hope you kept the picture! I am glad you exercised your right to vote. A friend of mine voted for the 1st time too. He will be 53 in June. He was happy about it. But no pic in the paper!
• United States
8 Nov 08
Hi there twoey and congratulations! Didn't it feel good to vote for the first time? I just turned 40 but I have been voting since my mid twenties. It's a wonderful thing to be a part of. And then to be put on the front page of the newspaper is icing on the cake. Take care and God Bless twoey!
• United States
7 Nov 08
I have been in the new and interviewed on the news for my job that I use to have. I am not a fan of public notoriety for myself. I am glad you got your photo on the front page. I am glad you voted. I have been voting on and off since I was 18. I have been voting faithfully for the last several years. I think it is one of our civic rewards that our forefathers fought for and one of our civic responsibilities.
@MH4444 (2161)
• United States
7 Nov 08
Way to go Twoey! I am really happy for you that you had that experience. I have been up to all of that campaigning stuff myself and it was quite a time. Really neat experience. I wrote about it in my articles. PM me if you want those. But, congrats on your vote. Good, brilliant, and way cool.
@GardenGerty (100530)
• United States
7 Nov 08
I have been in the paper, always for good things, and I am so sleepy, I probably cannot tell many of them. I know in highschool my Senior year I was a Voice of Democracy winner.(I did a lot of public speaking in High School, but I do not know how or why) I think the teacher made me enter. I am glad you voted. I was in my twenties when I started voting, or my thirties. All I know is that I had moved here before I ever began to vote.
@marym14 (61)
• Ireland
5 Nov 08
Iv never voted :) been in newspapers quite alot for some reason must be my stunning looks jokes,lol
@lingli_78 (12845)
• Australia
5 Nov 08
wowww... that is so cool... congratulations for that... first time going to the elections and got your picture published on the newspaper... how good can that be... you must be really happy and excited... keep the newspaper for your souvenir so that you can take a look again at the picture in the future... take care and have a nice day...