Is this you or do you feel voting is essential and a right far too many take for granted ?
My husband and I always vote. My very first vote was absentee, from Ft. Benning, Georgia, when I turned 21. Both my parents were on the ballot, and back then you couldn't vote until you were 21 in the US. I was happy my first ever vote was for my parents, who won.
But this issue of voting age came to a head during Vietnam. We were sending boys 18-19-20 to their deaths, the greatest casualty demographic, and these guys who could die for us had no say in our national policy through the ballot. Nor did I, when I first enlisted at 20.
Finally, over Republican & Conservative opposition (naturally) the Federal voting age was lowered to 18, and States followed. If you can fight and die for your country, you oughta have some say in your country. And so I hope our service members exercise their right to vote.