Today I’m a citizen. Today I vote.

By Alexa Mencia

Is there anything more empowering than a person becoming a citizen and immediately walking over to exercise the right to vote? You decide.

(Alexa Mencia/MEDILL)

Photo at top: Chicagoans vote early at the 15 West Washington Street location where many newly naturalized voters marched after their naturalization ceremony on November 3. (Alexa Mencia/MEDILL)