Rosary Seniors’ First Voting Experiences


Photo Credits: ACLU of Maine

Women suffrage movement protest which led to the passing of the 19th amendment.

Daniela Arias, Staff Writer

2020 marked 100 years of the passing of the 19th amendment, which grants women the right to vote. With this in mind, some of Rosary’s own eligible young women decided to cast their vote this presidential election.

Marysol Cazarez ‘21 was one of the few eligible seniors that voted in this presidential election. Marysol found the mail-in voting process to be easygoing rather than a stressful experience, and she stated, “I liked learning about different propositions and it is pretty cool knowing that you are making a difference.” 

Marysol went on to share what she felt after she finished the voting process: “I felt like a very responsible citizen doing my duty. I also felt proud knowing I make a difference in so many people’s lives.”

Amelia Fiorentino ’21 happily dropping off her ballot in a drop box. (Photo Credits: Amelia Fiorentino ’21)

Along with MarysolAmelia Fiorentino ’21 also voted in this presidential election. Amelia did a thorough amount of research prior to beginning the mail-in ballot process.

Amelia described what she felt after voting, “I felt a sense of accomplishment and relief. Knowing that I voted for something so important and that I was a part of this election just felt good.”

History teacher Ms. Jenkins decided to vote in person because she values the tradition of in-person voting. She further shared the importance of women voting by stating, “Women went through so much to be granted the right to vote and endured discrimination and hate, so we owe it to them to take the opportunity of voting.”

With this election now over, young Royals and women alike will be able to look forward toward the opportunity of voting next election and using the right they gained 100 years ago to allow their voices to be heard.