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I pre-registered to vote when I was seventeen years old while a senior in high school. My first voting experience was during the 2004 General Election, when John Kerry was running against incumbent president, George W. Bush. This was during my freshman year in college. My friends and I became very involved and attended several rallies with candidates, participated in various "Get Out the Vote" events and organized a few on-campus presentations to learn about the candidates, understand the various amendments and initiatives to be voted on. We even gathered enough donations from the community to rent a van to provide a shuttle for students to visit their voting precinct and return to campus. The actions my friends and I undertook, resulted in the highest participation percentage of college-aged electors, during a General Election, in the history of the area on which we resided.
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