Since the 26th Amendment decreased the voting age to 18 in 1971, the symbol of the voting booth has gone through a period of transition. It no longer represents exclusivity and instead has become a ubiquitous element of American adult life.
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Illinois was still several months away from its primaries but across the state line in Indiana it was a different story. On Tuesday, Hoosiers will go to the polls to pick local candidates and vote on referenda.
It’s such a ritual, this thing we do today. We trudge out to a neighborhood school or senior center or library and stand in line, sign our names and make a choice. Sometimes we’re thrilled about our choice, sometimes indifferent, sometimes downright disgusted.