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2018 Midterm Elections

These People Just Voted For The First Time And Tweeted Their Heartwarming Stories

“Does that make him a voting virgin? Or a virgin voter? Who cares! He’s been deflowered now and it couldn’t come at a better time.”

Posted on November 6, 2018, at 7:37 p.m. ET

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First-time voters — young, old, and new US citizens — and their loved ones tweeted heartwarming stories about their first experience casting ballots on Tuesday.

Here are some of the highlights:

This dad said he has taken his daughter to his polling place for 18 years. This was the first time they both cast ballots.

We have gone to the voting booth together for 18 years in a row. This is her first time to vote. The single greatest determinant of whether or not people vote is whether or not their parents took them to the polls as children. #MidtermElections2018 https://t.co/dsEDdC1hv5

“I got a big round of applause,” a 36-year-old woman said after the greeter announced it was her first time voting.

I am 36 years old and I voted for the first time. I told the greeter this bc I didn't know where to go. He looked at me and asked if this was really my first time voting. He announced it at the voting poll center and I got a big round of applause. Make your vote count #IVoted

This woman joked that her husband was a virgin voter: “He’s been deflowered now and it couldn’t have come at a better time.”

So proud of my husband who voted for the first time as a US citizen. Does that make him a voting virgin? Or a virgin voter? Who cares! He's been deflowered now and it couldn't come at a better time. #VoteToday https://t.co/8CcnWt5KRe

“I am SO glad my first vote comes at such an important time in this country's history,” a new US citizen said.

I voted for the first time in my life after 35 years as a permanent resident in this country. I chose to become a US citizen and renounce my Indian citizenship (made me very sad). I am SO glad my first vote comes at such an important time in this country’s history. https://t.co/z7WfNEVdGD

One person said their 80-year-old grandmother recently became naturalized after 30 years in the US and cast her first ballot.

My 80 year old grandmother finally became a U.S. citizen after moving here from Guatemala 30 years ago. Today, she got to vote for the first time. My heart is happy. ❤️

“I voted for the first time and I did it for myself, my family, and my community,” one woman said.

I voted for the first time and I did it for myself, my family, and my community 💗 #IVoted

This new US citizen said she never thought she’d be able to say she voted.

I became a US citizen over the summer and I just voted for the first time. Genuinely something I never thought I’d be able to say or do. Go out and vote; your voice matters and you can make a difference. #MidtermElections2018 #ElectionDay2018 #BeAVoter #IVoted

“Two people congratulated me,” one young voter said.

My first time voting went smoothly. Two people congratulated me ✊ #iVoted

This person said they overcame their fear of places and situations that might cause panic to vote for the first time in their life.

It has taken me 12 years... today I overcame my agoraphobia and anxiety and voted for the first time in my life just so I could vote for the change needed... vote for @JamesSmithforSC @MPowersNorrell @ethicsagain https://t.co/nX7X9LpeT2

“Never think your vote doesn’t count as I once did,” this 44-year-old first-time voter said.

I am 44 years old. Today, I am a first time voter. Yes, first time. Never think your vote doesn't count as I once did. If we all think that way, the effects will snowball. Each voice, each belief, each #Vote counts! #IVoted #TheResistance @Tsoukalos https://t.co/fXLWlSaXK8

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