INDIANAPOLIS — Makenna Brown, who goes to school six hours away from her Marion County dwelling, didn’t obtain her absentee poll within the mail, leaving her with out a approach to vote within the 2020 election.

However figuring out the significance of voting, her father David drove these six hours Friday to select her as much as give her an opportunity to vote in individual on Tuesday.

“I’m so grateful he drove the six hours to Iowa and introduced me,” Makenna, age 19, stated.

It was her first time voting in any election. David stated they had been out and in in 10 minutes at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Indianapolis’ north aspect Tuesday morning.

“As soon as they knew it was Makenna’s first time, [the poll workers] had been congratulating her and excited for her,” David stated. “I feel everyone simply is aware of the significance of this election and seeing increasingly more younger folks is a giant deal this 12 months.”

They plan on driving six hours again to Cornell School, a small liberal arts school in Mount Vernon, Iowa, on Wednesday.

“We went backwards and forwards just a little bit on it,” David stated. “It’s a good distance, however that’s how necessary it’s to us.”

Attributable to COVID-19, Makenna has been capable of attend her courses nearly within the time she’s missed on campus.

David has been voting in elections for about 35 years, he stated. That’s now a streak Makenna has begun in 2020, however she probably received’t overlook her first time voting – when her dad drove six hours to ensure it occurred.

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