It was his first time. He was nervous. What if he did it wrong? He’d waited a long time. A lot of his friends said they didn’t want to wait, that they wouldn’t do it. But he had. He wanted his first time to be special, important.
Finally, he saw her. She smiled, and could tell he was a mess.
“First time?” She asked. He nodded. “Don’t worry, you’ll do great. Here’s your ballot and a marker. Follow the instructions, and when you’re done bring it over there to feed it into the machine.”
He voted, and it felt fantastic.

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