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First-Time Voter McKenzi Gordano Talks About Her Experience at the Polls

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Voting isn’t the most exciting thing to do in the world and the Presidential election only comes around every four years, but the fact that I’m old enough now and have the right to vote is pretty awesome.

I was so excited to vote for the first time ever on Tuesday. When I went in I had the biggest smile on my face. The guy that checked me in knew it, saying, “this must be your first time voting?” My smile got even bigger and he started laughing.

I thought it was pretty cool that it could be my vote that decided who may or may not have won the election. Who knows? It’s pretty exciting to think about.

When I went into the booth for the first time since I turned 18, I actually felt like an adult. I had the same right to vote as them and it really made me feel important and good on the inside knowing I was doing my patriotic duty.

It made me feel like I had some kind of super power, as silly as that sounds. My vote counted, my voice and my opinion actually mattered.

I’m only 18, but I had a say in which presidential candidate was going to get elected into office. That is mind-blowing. Whether my choice won doesn’t matter. What matters is the fact that I had the right to vote. I used that right and can’t wait to do it again.

Guest writer McKenzi Gordano is a student at Northwestern State University student and daughter of Townsquare Media Shreveport-Bossier’s Continuity Director TIna Gordano.  

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