First time voter shares his experience

Gagan Kumar has been eligible to vote for several elections but he said this election is proving to be more important than ever before.

Posted: Nov 2, 2020 11:50 PM
Updated: Nov 3, 2020 10:09 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)- Gagan Kumor is a greater Lafayette resident who decided to vote for the first time.

"Ultimately it was just everything going on," said Kumar.  "I figured it was time to take responsibility and use my right as an American to make a change."

Kumor has been eligible to vote for several elections but he said this election is proving to be more important than ever before.

"People are making laws and if you can be part of changing them or setting them then you should," added Kumar.

And since this was Kumar's first time voting he created a video to inspire other people to head to the polls.

"I wanted people who were my age or younger or even older who hadn't voted before to experience what I was experiencing," said Kumor. 

He hopes his video will inspire people to vote so they don't make the mistake of not voting as he did in the past.

"If I knew what was going to be happening back then I probably would have cared a lot more," added Kumar. 

While he doesn't expect to inspire everyone, he hopes maybe a few people will see his experience and cast their ballot as well.

"A lot of my friends have been inspired to vote and did go vote," added Kumar. "They actually hit me up and asked me where I voted and I told them where I did. So I feel like I did my job."

For a list of polling locations click here. To watch Kumor's full voting video click here. 

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