Politics is a game I only play when I have something to win. I vote when I care about the outcome, and I see absolutely no obligation to vote when I don't care.
Yes: in all elections (national and local)
Yes: but only in national and some local
Yes: but only national
Maybe: it depends on the election
No: I'm not old enough, yet.
No: not at all
No: I'm not legally permitted
yes. i vote in every election. only have missed one since i was 18.
I've not missed voting in any election since I was 18. Voting is not just a privilege, it is a duty. Democracy requires participation to succeed. The only time I refused to check a name on the ballot was 2008, for the office of president. None were either qualified or worthy, so I wrote in someone who was.
I vote in just about every election, although there are a few local elections that are pretty pointless and I don't bother. I've never missed voting in a national election since Reagan.
I have voted in almost every election since I have been eligible. That does not mean I vote in every contest on every ballot. Probably 80-90%. If I know nothing about a judge, I won't vote to retain them or defeat them, for example. I'll just leave it blank. When I lived in California there were a few state-wide ballot initiatives that I had no preference either way, so I left those blank.
I sometimes vote, really depends if I care or not. I voted in the first two elections, in the next one it was local elections for my home city on the other side of the globe. I really didn't care about the outcome.
How the states then add up is another matter, but your popular vote still isn't completely negated.
Last edited by radcen; 12-23-11 at 10:29 AM.