Your vote is private. You can vote for whomever you want. Your dad is not allowed in the voting booth with you. Now, if you vote absentee and your ballot arrives at your home, your dad may have access to see how you voted. I recommend you tell your dad, since this is the first time you re voting in a national election, you want to go to your polling place, present your ID, sign the voting book and vote in a booth - the old fashioned way. This way, you can vote in private and dear old dad can t see how you voted. Then, you can vote for any candidate you want.