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Did you vote for the first time this year? We want to know how it went.

Voting for the first time can be a big deal regardless of your age, and we want to hear about your experience.

Round, white, blue and red stickers that read "I Voted Today" are spread across a wooden table.
"I voted stickers" line a table at Gloucester High School in Gloucester, Massachusetts, during the Super Tuesday presidential primary, on March 5, 2024. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images) (Joseph Prezioso / AFP via Getty Images)

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Voting for the first time is an important milestone, whether you’ve just turned 18 or began voting later in life for one reason or another. Votebeat Texas reporter Natalia Contreras recently became a U.S. citizen and cast her first vote in this year’s elections at age 35.

We’d like to hear from other first-time voters. We know a first vote can be a big deal regardless of your age, and we want to know more about your experience.

Please take a few minutes to tell us about your experience and what motivated you to vote this year in the form below. I’ll personally read every response, and I’d love to speak with you. Votebeat may share a collection of first-time voting stories after the primary season. Please use this link if you can’t see the form on this page.

If you have any questions about the form, please email community@votebeat.org.


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