Post # 1
I can honestly say that I am shocked by the number of people who are telling me they do not want to or care to vote today! More than half of our country did not vote last year. That is really, really sad if you ask me! What’s even worse is that the largest majority of those who did not vote were people aged 18-27. This is our future, we need to get out there and give our opinion.
COME ON PEOPLE!! VOTE!!
Even if you don’t have an election card you can search online for your local voting station and all you need is a vaild ID with your address on it. A peice of mail can also prove your address. Even if you don’t have ID you can use a member of your community to vouche for you and all they have to do is sign an oath that you live there. It’s been made pretty simple!
Post # 3
I agree! It’s pretty important to vote. A lot of people don’t has this privledge. It blows my mind that people dont do it.
So I second you.. VOTE!
We went out this morning and did it 🙂
Post # 4
I really do sympathize with those who don’t want to. The reasons are usually legit. Like they don’t know anything. Well yeah it’s confusing as shit, to know who, what, why, and how it all works. The parties, the individuals, the gov’t itself, past screw ups… etc. I get it. I really do. It’s the people who “don’t care” that piss me off.
Either way, I’m voting… 🙂
Post # 5
@Elarissa: That’s great! DH and I are going today after work, so thankfully the polls are open until 7pm 🙂
Post # 6
I don’t feel like “not knowing anything” is a good enough reason not to vote though. If you don’t know anything then educate yourself. People still die fighting for the right to vote so I feel pretty strongly about it. But, if you have educated yourself about all parties and don’t feel comfortable voting for anyone that is different. However, IMO its hard to find a party that you agree with 100% so I think you just have to pick one that your values are most in line with.
Post # 7
I mailed mine in a while ago. Woooooooooooooooot.
Post # 11
@kelmac: I totally agree with what you have said! I hate that excuse. Of course you’re not going to 100% agree with any one party, but you can certainly agree on one that best fits your values.
Good for everyone who has voted already 🙂
Post # 12
The votes are tricking in for Atlantic Canada. I can’t believe people are starting to vote NDP here! It’s usually only blue or red here, so it will be interesting to see how it all ends up!
Post # 13
We both voted this morning, although to be honest I’m pretty fed up with politicans in general.
I still believe there are people who go into it hoping to make a difference, but they soon find out that if they don’t toe the party line, they don’t get any position of power etc.
I believe that most politicians are the same as Judge Judy describes teenagers-“If their mouth is moving they are lying!”
We do however have a say in which politicians represent us, unlike people in Libya etc who are getting shot trying to have a say in their government, so we need to take that privilege seriously and exercise our vote.
Post # 14
It was our first voting as husband and wife. Even voting can be romantic!
Thanks for starting this poll lady. I honestly do think that hearing it from peers can get people to vote.