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My first vote I was 20 Tree Lady May 16 #1
Mine, too! Laffy Kat May 16 #119
My first election. 20 years old. maveric May 16 #2
I was and I did. MineralMan May 16 #3
Me Too unweird May 16 #7
Hey MM DENVERPOPS May 16 #55
I was a sophomore in HS in the fall of 1971 when we learned about it. We all thought it was "new news" LeftInTX May 16 #97
I was a senior in '67.......... DENVERPOPS May 16 #131
My first vote was for Carter in 1980 when I was 18 ALBliberal May 16 #4
Same for me - I turned 18 in September, 1980 debsy May 16 #106
18 the previous November ALBliberal May 16 #123
Same here, although I was a few months short of 20. GoCubsGo May 16 #143
I turned 18 in 1980. Jokerman May 16 #5
My first presidential vote iwillalwayswonderwhy May 16 #6
I missed being able to vote for him the first time by one month mcar May 16 #8
I was and did twice Bundbuster May 16 #9
Same story and feelings. RayGun's re-election I realized just voting wasn't enough....Get Active!!! IA8IT May 17 #154
raising hand dweller May 16 #10
My experience as well. BadgerMom May 16 #80
Yup. PCIntern May 16 #11
I was 32 in '76 and voted for Jerry Brown in the primary. Ping Tung May 16 #12
Still very proud of my first vote at 18. tetedur May 16 #13
I was 26 gademocrat7 May 16 #14
My second presidential vote Doc Sportello May 16 #15
I did, proudly. moondust May 16 #16
My first time voting Tickle May 16 #17
I was 17 on Election Day in 1976, so not the first one Wednesdays May 16 #18
I did in 1976 snd 1980. ProudMNDemocrat May 16 #19
My fifth time to vote young_at_heart May 16 #20
I was 10 so not me. But I would have if I could have voted. I liked him a lot. chowder66 May 16 #21
I am old enough to have voted for Hubert Humphrey in 1968 yellowdogintexas May 16 #22
Me, but I voted for Ford. However, I ran and voted for Carter in 1980 LeftInTX May 16 #23
. Susan Calvin May 16 #24
It wasn't my first. But it is one that I would never regret. A fine, honorable human being. Who gave and gave to.... usaf-vet May 16 #25
Not in 76, but in 80 Danmel May 16 #26
Same here. Mosby May 17 #162
No, but I wrote to President Ford and got a picture in 4th grade. Cuthbert Allgood May 16 #27
Voted for him in 1976 but not 1980 Retrograde May 16 #28
Great anecdote. Famously, Tip O'Neill begged him to wait a couple of hours for that very reason peppertree May 16 #135
I did, was born in 1950, was 18 in 1968. Damn I'm old. a kennedy May 16 #29
Oh, c'mon... you're only the same age as me calguy May 16 #34
Right, and I do like the sound of that......"prime senior years" a kennedy May 16 #43
Voted for Carter in 1976. I had just turned 19 and it was my first presidential election. mackdaddy May 16 #30
I voted for him. murielm99 May 16 #31
Voted for him in 76 & 80. GP6971 May 16 #32
Same here. I was 20. Boomerproud May 16 #35
It was my first Presidential election. -misanthroptimist May 16 #33
I voted for LBJ in 1964. kskiska May 16 #36
It was 18 here in Georgia. I got to vote for LBJ in 64 because of that! Glorfindel May 16 #71
Me too. brer cat May 17 #161
18 years old and first time voter. Really liked Jimmy Carter. BoomaofBandM May 16 #37
He got my vote! Emile May 16 #38
I had just turned 18 in 1976, and Jimmy was my first vote! relayerbob May 16 #39
My first vote bluescribbler May 16 #40
Yes! KT2000 May 16 #41
My first presidential election was 1980. haele May 16 #42
Me. I'd just turned 24. Magoo48 May 16 #44
I was born on 1950, george mcgovern r war first person i voted for Trueblue1968 May 16 #45
McGovern was my first, but I also gladly voted for Jimmy. TheRickles May 16 #46
I was 8 months too young, buyt it was the first campaign I volunteered for. Climate Crusader May 16 #47
me too onethatcares May 16 #48
I did BlueTexasMan May 16 #49
My first election. Turbineguy May 16 #50
Fresh out of the service and finally started to take an interest in politics KS Toronado May 16 #51
I was little girl! JustAnotherGen May 16 #52
Proud to say I voted for him twice. Deuxcents May 16 #53
Yes. I also voted for him for Governor of Georgia. Glorfindel May 16 #54
I am really old... chillfactor May 16 #56
First Presidential Election for me was 1976 mtngirl47 May 16 #57
My first Presidential vote. I was 24. badhair77 May 16 #58
I was 22 in 1972 and voted for George McGovern. Jeebo May 16 #59
Well, I've got an interesting trail......... MyOwnPeace May 16 #60
1976, my first election. lastlib May 16 #61
LetMyPeopleVote.......... Upthevibe May 16 #62
can't remember it's mostly a blur DoBW May 16 #63
My First Presidential Election ProfessorGAC May 16 #64
Me, but my first was George McGovern. Ocelot II May 16 #65
Same! 50 Shades Of Blue May 16 #108
This message was self-deleted by its author TxGuitar May 16 #111
Me too! Registered as soon as I was 18. Fla Dem May 16 #141
Same here. Silver Gaia May 17 #155
My first time to vote. I was 18. arkielib May 16 #66
20. Voted from my college address. Ms. Toad May 16 #67
Me! mummierose May 16 #68
What's your favorite Jimmy Carter memory? In my mind I think of his integrity in all things. marble falls May 17 #150
Welcome to DU LetMyPeopleVote May 17 #166
I was there. Both times. n/t TygrBright May 16 #69
Me! Hand raised high. ananda May 16 #70
Nope - too young - but I do remember his election TBF May 16 #72
election day was my 18th birthday. i voted for carter. nt orleans May 16 #73
My first vote for president was rambler_american May 16 #74
I was, and did. John Farmer May 16 #75
Me, me....8 mos. pregnant, got my picture on the newspaper front page yelling "WE NEED JIMMY CARTER" CarolinaNC May 16 #76
I was wryter2000 May 16 #77
My first vote as an American citizen. Marcus IM May 16 #78
I am but I voted for Anderson my first time. The election had already been called and I knew he needed brewens May 16 #79
It was McGovern for us. bagimin May 16 #81
My first vote! PJMcK May 16 #82
Carter was my second presidential election. greatauntoftriplets May 16 #83
18 years old Golfnbrew May 16 #84
My best memory is watching him go down Pennsylvania Ave with Roslyn. twodogsbarking May 16 #85
Me - the first time i voted for the winner in the Presidential race karynnj May 16 #86
I was 26 moonscape May 16 #87
I just turned 18 and stood in line to be one of the first voters to cast my vote. gordianot May 16 #88
My first vote was for Carter Hassler May 16 #89
I'm sad to admit that Carter was the first President I *could* have voted for, but I didn't understand... Silent3 May 16 #90
Heck yes. NoMoreRepugs May 16 #91
Most decent man I ever voted for. Emile May 16 #92
1st POTUS I worked for as a Federal employee Pas-de-Calais May 16 #93
Not only did I vote for him in 1976 kellytore May 16 #94
The 1976 United States presidential election was the 48th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 2 Omaha Steve May 16 #95
he was my first vote for president as well. barbtries May 16 #96
Well I was old enough to vote in my sixth grade class for him. Jacson6 May 16 #98
me. AllaN01Bear May 16 #99
Voted SimplyHadEnough May 16 #100
My first vote. byronius May 16 #101
Hell, I voted for Gene Mccarthy and Hubert Humphry fargone May 16 #102
Me mac56 May 16 #103
My first vote for a POTUS was when I was 20 DinahMoeHum May 16 #104
I did. First was JFK. JohnnyLib2 May 16 #105
I voted for that wonderful man. dmr May 16 #107
My first vote for POTUS irisblue May 16 #109
I was in 1980 jayschool2013 May 16 #110
Your heart was in the right place peppertree May 16 #116
Mrs TxGuitar TxGuitar May 16 #112
yep... myohmy2 May 16 #113
My first presidential election in 76 VGNonly May 16 #114
I was a toddler in the Carter years - and in Argentina. But I can say this: peppertree May 16 #115
I was 18 years old when I voted for Jimmy Carter. ArnoldLayne May 16 #117
Much to my chagrin... Charlie Chapulin May 16 #118
I was in the Air Force Old Crank May 16 #120
I was in the Air Force too back then Skittles May 16 #126
👍🏼 spanone May 16 #121
That was my first presidential election WestMichRad May 16 #122
First POTUS vote was McGovern in 1972 PufPuf23 May 16 #124
me Skittles May 16 #125
My vote for Jimmy was the second time I voted for a president. wendyb-NC May 16 #127
My second Presidential vote. I turned 19 in July 1971 livetohike May 16 #128
The 1980 Presidential Election... appmanga May 16 #129
He may have been my first vote in 76. I fell for Reagan's bs in 80. The only other time doc03 May 16 #130
Caribou Barbie! peppertree May 16 #137
My first vote was for JFK. demosincebirth May 16 #132
Proud to have voted for Carter - a truly honorable man. walkingman May 16 #133
I proudly voted for him in 1976 and 1980 lanlady May 16 #134
My first Presidential vote was for Hubert Humphrey in 1968. At the time, one had to be 21 to vote. LoisB May 16 #136
My first presidential election Beausoleil May 16 #138
My first presidential election was 1976 Beausoleil May 16 #139
I voted for Ford first time Carter ran then voted for Carter the next time. Raine May 16 #140
I wasn't old enough in 1976. Different Drummer May 16 #142
Voted for Jimmy in 1980. Just missed the cutoff in 1976 MaryMagdaline May 16 #144
I was well old enough to vote for Pres. J. Carter and I did, MarineCombatEngineer May 16 #145
Didn't turn 18 until January 1981 Crunchy Frog May 16 #146
My first vote. TomSlick May 16 #147
My first Presidential election pfitz59 May 16 #148
My first Presidential was for McGovern [ : ( ]. Yes, I Voted for Carter since I'm a Democrat electric_blue68 May 17 #149
My first Presidential election LLC May 17 #151
wasnt my first vote...but i regretfully voted for ford samnsara May 17 #152
Even had a Billy Beer 😫 Evolve Dammit May 17 #153
It was my first vote too. I was so excited to be able to vote for this good man. lark May 17 #156
1976 was my first presidential vote nitpicked May 17 #157
My age is aged DFW May 17 #158
Jimmy Carter was the very first candidate I paid attention to and really liked! Rhiannon12866 May 17 #159
I did. Also voted for Al Gore Jr. jojog May 17 #160
My first presidential vote UpInArms May 17 #163
I voted for him. H2O Man May 17 #164
I Was RobinA May 17 #165
Please consider joining the Jimmy Carter Appreciation Society on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/16374217069 mdmc Wednesday #167
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