What fun it was to vote in today’s gubernatorial primary! Fun because it was the first election for our youngest child, Megan.

She was a little nervous about the whole thing, so before heading to the precinct we spent some minutes online getting comfortable with the ballot. Then we played the three minute video tutorial on using the e-slate machine. I’ve been an election judge, so I knew those resources were available on the county website. Meg said afterwards that both made a big difference in her confidence at the booth today.

Megan stepped away from that booth a proud first-time voter. She was able to cast a ballot for a candidate whose speeches had inspired her and whose actions had moved her. The excitement of participating in rallies at the Capitol had translated into action at the voting booth.

I’m proud of my baby girl, 18-year-old suffragette!