Voting – 2008 Presidential Primary
I have been voting in NYC since I turned 18 in 2001. I started out as an Independent, but in 2004 I switched to becoming a Democrat (and voted absentee while at GWU) and since then I have voted in all elections and Democratic primaries. I went to vote tonight, but this time my name was not on the register rolls! I have voted at the same facility before, but for whatever reason, I seem to have been dropped from the computer generated pollbook. So they gave me an Affidavit Ballot, I filled it out and gave it to them, I also filled out a voter registration form to reaffirm my affiliation with the Democratic party and mailed that in after I left the voting facility.
I was so excited to vote today… I know it’s not quite the same thing, but I can’t help but feel, at least somewhat disenfranchised. While I know my vote does count, it feels like it just doesn’t count as much as it could have if I had been able to pull that lever and know that they would record my vote right then and there inside that voting booth.
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