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Collected Item: “Voting by Mail in Moab Utah”

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Voting by Mail in Moab Utah

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Photo taken in Moab.

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When I was planning my trip, one consideration I had to make was how I was going to vote. I requested my absentee ballot very early and decided I would have my mom mail it to me to pick up through general delivery wherever I ended up being at the time. Where I ended up being was Moab Utah, exploring Arches and Canyonland National Parks. This picture shows me dropping my ballot in the dropbox in Moab to send it back to Connecticut. I think this object is indicative of 2020, specifically the presidential election. Though elections are always important, this one was especially so and will have a significant impact on the future of this country. This object demonstrates the importance of voting by mail in this election, but also in general, as I would have needed to vote by mail if I were on this trip in a normal election cycle as well. I would say that my personal experience is also emblematic of my generation’s determination to exercise their right to vote.

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#HST241, #CovidMiniCollection, #Suffolk, #Moab, #voting, #ballot, #vanlife,

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Ainslee Moorehead

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2020-10-13
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