Voting has always been a big deal in my family. I remember being led into the polling booth by my mother during every election for as long as I remember. I've watched her vote for presidents, governors, mayors and everything on down. She is one reason why I was so eager to register to vote once I turned 18. Now that I'm turning 20 and have had the opportunity to vote, I understand the value of our democratic responsibility and try to instill that in others, especially in my peers.