For as far back as

For as far back as I can remember, my parents would say “they’re just going to pick us for jury duty” or “we can’t get off work for that” or “I just don’t like either candidate” when they would answer my question of “Why on earth did you not vote today?” I remember how I looked forward to turning 18, how I keep up with local issues, and how important I’ve always considered the right to vote.

Today, my dad says he voted for the first time in 20 years, thanks in part to websites that allow online voter registration. Awesome.