The significance of the sticker I received today has never been so profound. This is my third election yet my first time feeling like I was doing more than just my civic duty. Let me explain, in the other elections I voted because my mom told me I needed to. Mom always knows best, right? Well this election was important to me not only from the historical perspective, but because I wanted to be educated on the candidates and the issues that affect Americans like me and you. After walking out of the voting booth, I felt like I made a positive difference and felt even more patriotic. My mom didn't call asking me if I voted this time, I called her!
How do you feel about this election? Whether you voted or not, what were the feelings you had on the historical day of November 4, 2008?
Tomeka Jones, Associate Producer
Believe it or not, this is my fifth presidential election here at CNN. Things have come a long way from dot-matrix printers to the "Magic Wall," but it's always an exciting (and sometimes very late) night. As a social studies teacher, Election Day would present a great "teachable moment" about voting and civic responsibility. But wouldn't it be great if voters, young and old, maintained this level of interest in politics every day?
Donna Krache, Executive Producer