Voting In A Pandemic

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Voting In A Pandemic


Jonathan Miller







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Newville, Pennsylvania

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I never expected that my first time voting would be so historical. I turned eighteen in April 2020. This means I had the right to vote in the 2020 presidential election. I was very excited to be able to vote in such a polarizing election. Shippensburg University and my professors were very helpful in reminding us to vote and giving us information about our polling places. They encouraged me and often incorporated the value of voting into their lessons. I actually verified my voting registration through SHIPVOTES to make sure that I was able to vote in the election. On November 3, 2020, I went to my polling place in Newville, Pennsylvania with a mask. Due to social distancing guidelines, the line was wrapped all through the hallways of the building and out into the parking lot. I was shocked and impressed by the turnout of people who voted in person. The voting process was more efficient than I thought it would. The voting workers were very helpful in guiding everyone to the correct poll. Everyone at the polling place was very happy. When I had my turn to vote I felt really excited to vote. It didn’t take too long, and it was a great experience. I picked up an “I Voted” sticker, on my way out, and headed home. Overall, I am glad that I voted in person and that so many people at Shippensburg encouraged me to vote. It’s an experience I will never forget.



Jonathan Miller, “Voting In A Pandemic,” Shippensburg University Community Response to COVID-19, accessed February 7, 2023,