View Poll Results: Are You Voting November 8th?

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  • No, I never vote.

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  • No, I don't vote unless I have a candidate I'm supporting.

    4 16.67%
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Thread: Are You Voting Next Tuesday?

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    Re: Are You Voting Next Tuesday?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    I do not know.....
    Moving has been a nightmare.. I own properly in both York Haven and Goldsboro....so how does this affect things ??
    We need a to of reform here.
    No one should be able to "buy" an elected position as is the case today.
    And why are we asked to vote for judges ??? We do not know the first thing about them , even when they do communicate...
    Voting is such a sham !
    This website provides you with background and evaluations on judicial candidates.

    Judge4Yourself.com - Ending The Guessing Game In Judicial Elections | Cuyahoga County, Ohio

    Voting is not a "shame"; ask any American over 50. Voting is a privilege and a civic duty. IMO, it is the bare minimum any patriot owes his country and community.

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    Re: Are You Voting Next Tuesday?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Meh, normally I only vote in presidential elections. And it's doubtful that I'll even do that, this time around. The chance that I'm going to cast the deciding vote is miniscule, so it's a waste of my time.
    This is a selfish, foolish and short-sighted POV, IMO. I cannot believe anyone finds the time to bitch and blither on and on on a political message board on the fukkin' web, but yet will not do even as little as VOTE.

    Major loss of respect here, Kandahar. Please reconsider.

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    Re: Are You Voting Next Tuesday?

    This website will link you to every county board of elections in the US. I remind those of you who live in states with new voting laws, you should take the time to scan which documents you'll need to cast your ballot. And if you are voting by mail, double-check your "postmark due date", please.

    U.S. Elections Center:2011-2012 Dates,Voter eligibility,Candidates- State elections,Primary,and General Elections

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    Re: Are You Voting Next Tuesday?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkie View Post
    This is a selfish, foolish and short-sighted POV, IMO.
    No. It's a rational calculation of the costs/benefits.

    Costs: 30 minutes or so of my time.
    Benefits: None.

    I cannot believe anyone finds the time to bitch and blither on and on on a political message board on the fukkin' web,
    That is a better way of effecting political change, it's a better way of evaluating where I stand on the issues, and it's more fun.

    but yet will not do even as little as VOTE.
    I can't believe that anyone has time to waste by bitching and blithering at the ballot box, but won't even do as little as get informed on the issues and discuss them with other informed people on a political message board.

    Major loss of respect here, Kandahar. Please reconsider.
    Your self-righteousness is not economically rational...assuming your goal is to influence the outcome of the election. On the other hand, if your goal of voting is to get a warm and fuzzy feeling in your heart, that's a different matter entirely and I can totally understand that rationale for voting (it's why I usually vote in presidential elections). But in terms of actually changing the outcome of elections, voting is a total waste of time. There are far better ways to get politically involved, and voting offers a terrible return on investment in terms of the political results. Especially if, like me, you live somewhere where the outcome of elections is never in doubt in the first place.

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    I have some ethical/practical issues with voting, as it is now.

    So no, I don't plan on voting at any time, now or in the future.

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    Re: Are You Voting Next Tuesday?

    No election here this time. And it would hardly be right of me to vote in the elections here when I'll be gone before the ballots are even counted.

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    Re: Are You Voting Next Tuesday?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkie View Post
    If so, on what?

    I know I am voting to repeal Ohio's law banning collective bargaining for public employees....I do need to study up on the ballot, though. I hear there are a lot of levies and other stuff. I'd link a copy of my sample ballot here, but Ohio counties and cities have ballot issues as well...and likely this is also true where you are, too. So instead, I urge you to Google for your sample ballot and study on your issues.

    So, without a major issue or race involved, and without a hectic media blitz to annoy us all, will you be voting next week?

    IMO, these "minor" elections may be even more important to our daily lives than the big presidential elections, as I believe what Tip O'Neil said:

    "All politics is local."

    Before you decide it ain't worth your time on November 8th, please remember....MANY people have fought for and even died for your right to vote.
    Same here, voting to repeal sb5, otherwise known as issue 2...unfortunatley Kasich's sorry ass isnt on the ballot this time around, can't wait to put him out to the curb.

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    Re: Are You Voting Next Tuesday?

    Why do you guys want to repeal a bill that corrects an ethics problems?
    Unions exist to protect workers from employer abuse, the employers are the public.

    Do you all really believe that the public will abuse state workers?
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    Re: Are You Voting Next Tuesday?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Why do you guys want to repeal a bill that corrects an ethics problems?
    Unions exist to protect workers from employer abuse, the employers are the public.

    Do you all really believe that the public will abuse state workers?
    what exactly do you mean when you say 'ethics', please explain.

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    Re: Are You Voting Next Tuesday?

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    what exactly do you mean when you say 'ethics', please explain.
    Public employees are in a non competitive market, aka a monopoly.
    If public employees decide to strike, can the public not pay taxes until they return to work?

    Also, unionized public employees get double representation towards the state/local government.
    They get to vote and lobby government through their labor union.
    They get more representation than the non public employee, aka the average voter.

    It subverts the democratic process.

    It's completely unethical and for a long time, even labor union leaders agreed that it was wrong.
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