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First Time Voters

The Pain Of The Polls

Emily Olin | Posted 11.09.2016 | College
Emily Olin

The paradox of what holds as one of our greatest civil liberties and its ability to make me feel so small and voiceless is a feeling that I cannot shake.

Why Millennials Should Remember Their Vote Matters This Election

The Huffington Post | Zahara Hill | Posted 10.25.2016 | Politics

There are myriad excuses for not voting on Nov. 8, including the time it will supposedly take and the belief that one vote won’t make a difference. ...

Voting for the First Time? Check Out These Tips

Reboot Illinois | Posted 12.31.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Were you under the age of 18 last election season? Me too! But don't worry -- you're in good hands. Below is a checklist of all the things first-time voters like you (and I) need to know before hitting the polls.

Who Was Your First?

Brittany Binowski | Posted 11.16.2012 | Women

Remember when Lena Dunham appeared in a 2012 Obama campaign video encouraging young women who had recently reached voting age to make their "first tim...

Never Too Old: 106-Year-Old Woman Votes For The First Time Ever

Posted 11.08.2012 | Fifty

On Tuesday, Gladys Miller proved to the world that you can never be too old to be a first-time voter. According WSPA-TV, the 106-year-old South Car...

Black Voices' Reader Spotlight: Meet Victor, A 2012 First Time Voter

The Huffington Post | Lucette Jefferson | Posted 11.06.2012 | Black Voices

Recently, we asked our community members to share their stories as first time voters. We got some incredible responses and we're spotlighting a few h...

Black Voices' Reader Spotlight: Meet Nicole, A 2012 First Time Voter

Posted 11.05.2012 | Black Voices

Recently, we asked our community members to share their stories as first time voters. We got some incredible responses and we're spotlighting a few h...

99-Year-Old Woman Votes For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Michelle Marques | Posted 11.05.2012 | Black Voices

It's never too late to exercise your right to vote and after almost a century, 99-year-old Rosie Lewis is ready to cast her ballot. Lewis was only...

99-Year-Old Woman Is A First-Time Voter For President Obama

Hello Beautiful | Posted 01.05.2013 | Black Voices

Rosie Lewis's life has seen 24 presidential elections and this one is the first that she's choosing to be a part of. Miss Rosie is 99-years-old and ha...

My First Time: A Love Story

Michael W. Waters | Posted 01.01.2013 | Black Voices
Michael W. Waters

I remember it like it was yesterday. It was a bright and sunny day, reminiscent of the early days of spring. It was actually late fall in Houston, November, to be exact. I was 18, a high school senior, and ready to take on the world.

Can a Romney Presidency Connect With Young People? NO!

Jack Myers | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Jack Myers

A Romney presidency, as outlined in the Republican platform and in campaign speeches, promises to reject the fundamental beliefs of the generations that represent the future of our nation and our world.

Friday Talking Points -- Snappy Women Label Needed

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I had planned to dissect Obama's debate performance today, and highlight the best parts of it, but then I noticed the speech Obama gave this morning, in which he hit the same points even harder.

First-Time Voters May Deliver Democrats' Winning Edge in November

Jack Myers | Posted 12.01.2012 | Home
Jack Myers

In the upcoming election, 21.2 million young people will be voting for the first time. My research finds that most of them will vote, will be an influential and progressive bloc, and may prove to provide the margin of victory for President Obama and other Democratic candidates.

Got First-Time Voters Figured Out? Think again.

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Teresa Chin In 2008, an estimated two-thirds of first-time voters supported Barack Obama, causing some analysts to peg 18 to 21-year-olds as a po...

By Accepting the Conventional Wisdom on the Deficit, Obama Is Ignoring the Lessons of 2008

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Obama didn't win in 2008 by swerving to the middle. Instead of fighting for the ever-dwindling number of swing voters, Obama fought to win over the much larger number of voters who had turned their backs on the process.

Red the Book: Ticket Snubbed at the Inauguration

Amy Goldwasser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Goldwasser

We held up our purple tickets to prove that we all deserved a place on the other side of the gates, and watched with envy as anyone who made it through ran in with joy.

World to Obama: Thanks for Giving Us Back Our America

Rebecca Novick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rebecca Novick

It's the immigrants who really know the fragility of liberty; how it can be won and lost, and won and lost again. For them freedom is not a parade. It's a flower in a storm.

Voting Therapy and Al-Qaeda's Presidential Endorsement

Sumbul Ali-Karamali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sumbul Ali-Karamali

The first time I could finally vote, I spent twenty minutes in the voting booth, agonizing over every question, double-checking to make sure I turned in my first ballot exactly the way I wanted it.

First-Time North Carolina Voters Confused By Straight-Ticket Ballots

Kelly Nuxoll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kelly Nuxoll

In North Carolina, where voters can register and cast their ballots on the same day during early voting, Obama volunteers have been bringing first-tim...

New to Political Campaigns, Volunteer Goes All the Way

Jennifer Treuting | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jennifer Treuting

Frank Schlupp is a volunteer with the Obama campaign in Ward 58 of Northeast Philadelphia, an area that went heavily for Hillary Clinton in the primar...

Six Ways McCain Could Still Win

Jon Wiener | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jon Wiener

Possibility #5: Sarah Palin reveals secret past as Rhodes Scholar; admits "hockey mom" thing was just a ruse -- to avoid being called an "elitist."

More Than 3.5 Million New Voters, AP Survey Finds

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics