First Time Voters

 

FIRST-TIME VOTERS 

TAKE TO THE BALLOT BOXES

IN NEW HAMPSHIRE’S PRIMARIES

By Owen Mortner

Tuesday, a group of Dublin students went out to the New Hampshire polls to cast their votes for the upcoming presidential nomination. All eligible students packed into three different cars at scheduled times during the day and schlepped out through cold and snow to perform their civic duty. 

The consensus on Dublin’s campus after the primaries was that it was well worth it. The experience was a novel one for all of the students, and it created tremors of newfound responsibility within the Dublin senior class, as well as a select few juniors that met the voting requirements. 

Mr. Johnson, and Ms. Bouton, and Mr. Cox took the buses to Dublin polls, where students were required to vote the old-fashioned way, by hand. Dublin Senior Andrew Johnston says that the experience went, “surprisingly smoothly.” With a large community of politically active and informed students, who tune in to watch the debates with genuine interest, this is hardly surprising. 

Students returned to school, proudly wearing their “I Voted!” stickers, and seemed to be sincerely rewarded by the knowledge that they made an impact on their community and their nation.