So...sigh..I didn't have a big horse in this election I'm in Jersey and Booker had it so our Senate seat stayed the same.

So I grew up in a middle-upper class town, good schools, in generally Blue NJ. I'm white, middle-class,college educated so it wasn't until my early 20s that I realized access to polling places was such an issue. Because well I was lucky enough to not have people actively disenfranchising my community.

I registered to vote when I was a senior in high school, one day a year our district had every senior fill out the form in English class (something everyone had to take). I also remember it being discussed in 11th grade history with the teachers reminding people who would turn 18 in the summer or fall to get registered and if they had questions how to do it please ask.. They may have even had a table in cafeteria once or twice but I might be mistaken. I'm going to assume most schools don't do this.

Why is my experience not the norm for everyone going to public school in this country? I know there was discussion about people who vote or don't but damn it can we do something so they have a damn choice. Damn it, that's all I have to say.