View Poll Results: Do you vote?

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  • Yes: in all elections (national and local)

    60 61.22%
  • Yes: but only in national and some local

    17 17.35%
  • Yes: but only national

    2 2.04%
  • Maybe: it depends on the election

    7 7.14%
  • No: I'm not old enough, yet.

    1 1.02%
  • No: not at all

    5 5.10%
  • No: I'm not legally permitted

    1 1.02%
  • Other

    5 5.10%
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    Re: Do you vote? (poll)

    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.

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    Re: Do you vote? (poll)

    yes. i vote in every election. only have missed one since i was 18.

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    Re: Do you vote? (poll)

    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.

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    Re: Do you vote? (poll)

    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.
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    Re: Do you vote? (poll)

    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.


    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    I couldn't give a damn about local elections. Those really have little to no impact and are essentially popularity contests.
    Totally disagree. Their decisions are what affect your life on a day-to-day basis.


    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    For President? Why when the electoral college decides who wins. Three presidents have won without the popular vote, including Bush against Gore.
    Popular vote chooses who your state's electoral votes go to. (Almost always)

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    Re: Do you vote? (poll)

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    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.
    Then you never have any right to complain about anything the government does because you refuse to play a part in the outcome.

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    Re: Do you vote? (poll)

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Popular vote chooses who your state's electoral votes go to. (Almost always)
    If popular vote decides who wins then why did Gore lose to Bush?

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    Re: Do you vote? (poll)

    Quote Originally Posted by coolwalker View Post
    Then you never have any right to complain about anything the government does because you refuse to play a part in the outcome.
    Of course you can. If both candidates are disasters, and you have no options then what can you do. If I am going to vote between Hitler and Stalin, then I wouldn't vote. And yes, I would complain afterwards, if I could.

    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.

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    Re: Do you vote? (poll)

    Quote Originally Posted by coolwalker View Post
    Then you never have any right to complain about anything the government does because you refuse to play a part in the outcome.
    I generally disregard the political opinions of people who don't vote (at all). Unfortunately, my mother is like this. She complains, but refuses to vote. So, I politely listen (she is my mother after all), but rarely engage her in political conversation because, well... I just don't care what she has to say politically.


    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    If popular vote decides who wins then why did Gore lose to Bush?
    Read my post again. You completely missed the point. Your popular vote in YOUR STATE decides which candidate YOUR STATE'S electoral college representatives will vote for.

    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 11:29 AM.

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    Re: Do you vote? (poll)

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Read my post again. You completely missed the point. Your popular vote in YOUR STATE decides which candidate YOUR STATE'S electoral college representatives will vote for.

    How the states then add up is another matter, but your popular vote still isn't completely negated.
    Read my original post again. My point was that the voters don't always have the ultimate say, that is the "other matter". And besides that Nationwide statistics reveal that an estimated 2% of ballots cast do not even register a vote for President. I'll choose when there's a candidate worthy of my vote but I refuse to pick someone only because I dislike them less. My choice to not vote is as important a statement as a citizen if not more than someone who chooses a candidate no matter what claiming that's the only way to be involved.

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