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I voted this morning in Chicago at 6:20 am sharp.  To say the polling place was
empty was a massive understatement.  When I arrived there was no line (and
in fact no one in any of the 6 or 7 voting booths at all.  I was number two in the vote.  

I proudly cast my vote for a number of qualified candidates, in particular
Toni Preckwinkle for Cook County board president.  Go Toni!

While many registered voters fail to turn out, I can't help but think of all
the teenagers who want to vote who are unable to do so, just because they
are 16 or 17 instead of 18.  I work with many teens like that at the National
Youth Rights Association.  These teens have protested, implored legislators,
and even produced their own television commercials.  Someday the movement
will reach a critical mass, and lead to a lower voting age nationwide.

But, I digress.  Please share your Illinois voting stories with me.

Originally posted to teenvote on Tue Feb 02, 2010 at 05:00 AM PST.


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