2000 was my first presidential election year in which I was eligible to vote. The right to vote was not automatically granted to me when I turned 21, even though I was living in the United States then. I became a naturalized citizen just two years before Y2K. I passed the citizenship test, and earned the privilege to vote.
I have voted every year since I became an American citizen, not just for presidential elections. I don’t take my right for granted. I don’t know whether my vote counts for much (I know you will say that it does, but I remain skeptical), but I am glad to be allowed to exercise my privilege.