At my age, it's actually my first time to exercise my right to vote.
I'm glad that I finally got to make my vote count this year, and the experience was a bit surreal. We arrived early at our precinct, and my family was among the first 10 to vote. The registration process (or whatever you called it) was smooth sailing. The actual voting part, though? Nerve-racking, especially since I was worried that I'd do something stupid like maybe shade those tiny circles the wrong way and end up having my ballot rendered invalid.
When it was time to feed my ballot into the VCM, my heart pretty much stopped when the screen showed a "timed out" message or something to that effect. Thankfully, it didn't mean anything and when I saw my receipt, everything was A-okay. (I learned later on that my family had the same heart-stopping reaction to that stupid message).
I think, as long as you have the purest of intentions when voting for your chosen candidates, then that's more than good enough. You made your vote count, your voice heard, and for me that's one of the first crucial steps we neee to take if we wish to engineer positive change for our country.