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1984, which occurred just days after my 18th birthday. Xavier Breath Nov 25 #1
1988. 19 years old. jimfields33 Nov 26 #77
Same but it was a few months Bettie Nov 26 #98
George McGovern. OAITW r.2.0 Nov 25 #2
I also cast my first vote for McGovern calguy Nov 25 #8
utterly brutal map Celerity Nov 25 #29
I was living in MA then Frances Nov 26 #45
I was only about six at the time so I wasn't aware of what was happening Xavier Breath Nov 26 #111
And Unfortunately that was all. I was so devastated! electric_blue68 Nov 27 #158
1980 pfitz59 Nov 25 #3
Nixon vs. McGovern. Ocelot II Nov 25 #4
1972 for McGovern ProudMNDemocrat Nov 25 #5
1972, absentee ballot BOSSHOG Nov 25 #6
Camp Nimitz. Permanut Nov 26 #126
Ain't dere no more BOSSHOG Nov 26 #139
1972. McGovern only carried Massachusetts and DC. rsdsharp Nov 25 #7
Nixon used dirty tricks to eliminate the 3 possible Dems who might have beaten him in 1972 FakeNoose Nov 25 #20
That is not what happened. former9thward Nov 26 #89
Bumper stickers after Watergate - JenniferJuniper Nov 25 #35
1976 Jimmy Carter chicoescuela Nov 25 #9
Also 1976, voted for Rosalynn Carter's husband. lastlib Nov 26 #38
Me too. phylny Nov 26 #72
Same here - Ms. Toad Nov 26 #103
Same! tosh Nov 26 #145
1972... 2naSalit Nov 25 #10
Me too. multigraincracker Nov 26 #102
1984 at age 21. Eugene Nov 25 #11
1976 - Carter NewHendoLib Nov 25 #12
Me too! redwitch Nov 26 #140
I have never voted Disaffected Nov 25 #13
Why? Ocelot II Nov 25 #26
My guess is because they're Canadian. herding cats Nov 26 #95
Yes, thought they might not be a citizen. Ocelot II Nov 26 #99
Yes, they is not an American citizen. nt Disaffected Nov 26 #113
1968 wanderer54 Nov 25 #14
Lyndon B. Johnson. The voting age was 21 at that point. marybourg Nov 25 #15
McGovern '72, when I was 20. 50 Shades Of Blue Nov 25 #16
I was 20 also that year. ProudMNDemocrat Nov 25 #25
2008 vercetti2021 Nov 25 #17
1980 Carter. Runningdawg Nov 25 #18
Me too. BigmanPigman Nov 26 #56
1964. I don't remember who i voted for. Srkdqltr Nov 25 #19
I hope it was Johnson. He was the Dem. marybourg Nov 25 #22
Probably was. Srkdqltr Nov 26 #91
McGovern/Shriver '72 ☮ walkingman Nov 25 #21
2016, a couple weeks after I turned 20. I voted in the 2014 midterms as well, and every election since. Celerity Nov 25 #23
1996, for Bob Dole Polybius Nov 25 #24
72 McGovern. n/t GP6971 Nov 25 #27
1996. I voted for Bill Clinton. Niagara Nov 25 #28
Assume you're from NY musette_sf Nov 26 #87
I'm originally from NY. The lever that EllieBC Nov 26 #94
I'm not originally from NY. Niagara Nov 26 #116
1976, Carter. I was 18. BoomaofBandM Nov 25 #30
1980. Iggo Nov 25 #31
Yup, 1972 Same year signed up for selective service Clearheadsam Nov 25 #32
1988. Voted for Dukakis/Bentsen. Haggard Celine Nov 25 #33
I've lived in Texas for over 40 years. I would like to say my candidate won, but no LeftInTX Nov 26 #53
Same here. redqueen Nov 26 #123
84 Mondale bottomofthehill Nov 25 #34
1980 gopiscrap Nov 26 #36
McGovern in 1972 Rhiannon12866 Nov 26 #37
1972 for McGovern, age 19. PufPuf23 Nov 26 #39
1960 young_at_heart Nov 26 #40
I voted in Alabama in 1964 Frances Nov 26 #44
1988 IbogaProject Nov 26 #41
Jimmy Carter 1976 Tree Lady Nov 26 #42
1972 the first vote I ever cast was for George McGovern dflprincess Nov 26 #43
1968 I voted for Hubert Humphrey, not Tricky Dick. Greybnk48 Nov 26 #46
I was a college student SCantiGOP Nov 26 #47
1976. I voted for Gerald Ford, but in 1980 I turned around and voted for Carter over Raygun LeftInTX Nov 26 #48
1976 LetMyPeopleVote Nov 26 #49
Kennedy - 1960 PuppyBismark Nov 26 #50
1964 Goldwater vs LBJ nevergiveup Nov 26 #51
This message was self-deleted by its author BootinUp Nov 26 #52
1976 Carter MiniMe Nov 26 #54
Johnson Timewas Nov 26 #55
1972, lived in Berkeley at the time, voted the Gus Hall/Angela Davis ticket. brush Nov 26 #57
election day was on my 18th birthday in '76 & i voted for jimmy carter. nt orleans Nov 26 #58
1980. Carter sdfernando Nov 26 #59
Carter Reagan Sugarcoated Nov 26 #60
1980 Carter n/t mockmonkey Nov 26 #61
1984: Reagan Mondale rpannier Nov 26 #62
2004 for Kerry MistakenLamb Nov 26 #63
William Jennings Bryan. I forget the year. Sneederbunk Nov 26 #64
My first vote was in a presidential primary in California in 1972, I voted for Shirley Chisholm, I will always be proud Walleye Nov 26 #65
Me too. I want to live in an America where Shirley Chisolm could be elected President. retread Nov 26 #67
It's funny in those days I was never thinking of "electability". She probably would've done better than McGovern Walleye Nov 26 #68
Voted overseas in 1972 for George McGovern. Emile Nov 26 #66
Jimmy Carter in 1976 Mousetoescamper Nov 26 #69
I was 20 and excited as well. Boomerproud Nov 26 #70
Reagan vs. Mondale n/t Shrek Nov 26 #71
Carter '76 ProfessorGAC Nov 26 #73
1972. Back then you had to be 21 to vote, sinkingfeeling Nov 26 #74
Actually in 72 18 was the voting age. Voltaire2 Nov 26 #122
Yes, but in 1968, when I was 20, I couldn't vote. The age changed in 1971. sinkingfeeling Nov 26 #147
1968. Sal_NV Nov 26 #75
1976 Carter Omaha Steve Nov 26 #76
Jimmy Carter 1976. Akacia Nov 26 #148
Zappa if..fish..had..wings Nov 26 #78
1968 Humphrey v Nixon. I was 20 years old yellowdogintexas Nov 26 #79
1972 claudette Nov 26 #80
McGovern. ificandream Nov 26 #81
I proudly voted for LBJ in 1964. I was 18. Glorfindel Nov 26 #82
McGovern in '72. Basic LA Nov 26 #83
1988 wyldwolf Nov 26 #84
1976-Carter LuckyCharms Nov 26 #85
I wasn't old enough until 1972, that year I probably voted for Nixon, not sure. doc03 Nov 26 #86
Born in '36 so I believe 1960. I do still remember standing in the snow on that really cold snowy day to cast my vote. justhanginon Nov 26 #88
1960 for me as well. Born mid-Nov. 1935, so just missed 1956 by one week! No Vested Interest Nov 26 #135
I thought everyone remembered their first election like it was clear as a bell Polybius Nov 27 #160
I voted for Carter in 1976 hot2na Nov 26 #90
1972 Mossfern Nov 26 #92
Very proud to say 1992. EllieBC Nov 26 #93
1980 MaryMagdaline Nov 26 #96
Voted for George McGovern. Also worked with him making his regional TV commercials. Liberal In Texas Nov 26 #97
McGovern Chainfire Nov 26 #100
1996 TheFarseer Nov 26 #101
Clinton '92 n/t ok_cpu Nov 26 #104
1972- McGovern CanonRay Nov 26 #105
1988 BlueTsunami2018 Nov 26 #106
I missed voting in the 1980 election by one month William769 Nov 26 #107
1984 Mondale treestar Nov 27 #157
1972 dweller Nov 26 #108
1976 age 19 vote for independent Gene McCarthy Martin Eden Nov 26 #109
I voted for Kerry in 2004. Elessar Zappa Nov 26 #110
Jimmy Carter 1976 Rebl2 Nov 26 #112
I think it was for MOMFUDSKI Nov 26 #114
JFK. I must be the oldest DUer on this thread up to now! That makes me feel VERY old. CTyankee Nov 26 #115
Hopefully one day, there will be a few hundred of us determining on DU Niagara Nov 26 #118
Hopefully, but this still makes me feel old. CTyankee Nov 26 #119
... Niagara Nov 26 #121
1960 for me also, but I'm older than you. No Vested Interest Nov 26 #134
1968 for Humphrey. ratchiweenie Nov 26 #117
1988 dsc Nov 26 #120
I voted for Mondale/Ferraro in Nov. 1984. LudwigPastorius Nov 26 #124
Let's see. I turned 18 in 1979, and the next election was 1980 where Reagan beat Jimmy Carter by almost 10 points. HeartachesNhangovers Nov 26 #125
1996, for Bill Clinton happybird Nov 26 #127
I voted for Bill Clinton. usedtobedemgurl Nov 26 #128
1972 Faux pas Nov 26 #129
1972 northlake9 Nov 26 #130
1964. Johnson vs. Goldwater. American democracy was at stake in that one, as well. DavidDvorkin Nov 26 #131
1976 Carter Freddie Nov 26 #132
1980 Danmel Nov 26 #133
1976. Ford WestMichRad Nov 26 #136
1980 BigMin28 Nov 26 #137
1976 PJMcK Nov 26 #138
1984 Deep State Witch Nov 26 #141
1992 The Wandering Harper Nov 26 #142
1964 tiredtoo Nov 26 #143
1972 by the grace of the Twenty-sixth Amendment Attilatheblond Nov 26 #144
1972 - George McGovern 11 Bravo Nov 26 #146
? 1976 bdamomma Nov 26 #149
2008 presidential sakabatou Nov 26 #150
1980 Jimmy Carter ExWhoDoesntCare Nov 26 #151
1980. I voted for Reagan. Buttoneer Nov 26 #152
5th grade class president, I think... Must have been about 10 years old. RockRaven Nov 26 #153
1988 George H. W. Bush versus Michael Dukakis SYFROYH Nov 26 #154
1980. I was 21 and voted for Jimmy Carter. sueh Nov 27 #155
1976 RobinA Nov 27 #156
1996 Mad_Machine76 Nov 27 #159
I betrayed my favorite president Jimmy Carter. DJ Porkchop Nov 27 #161
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