Post # 47
Me too @MrsDG – I felt only half informed of what was on my ballot. In Mass (and I’m sure in other states), you can go online, enter your address, and see a preview of your ballot! I then googled for an hour or so to research the ballot questions and a few candidates I wasn’t quite familiar with – I certainly didn’t have an excuse for not voting after doing that!
Post # 48
I am definitely voting today! I’ve been busy with work but will be stopping at the polls on my way home…Massachusetts has 3 big issues to vote on in addition to candidates, so this could be a very good or bad day depending on what happens and I’ll do my part to affect the outcome!
Post # 49
I think its a combo of laziness and disillusionment. People don’t want to vote because they think it takes too long (so not true) and they think they’re vote doesn’t matter anyways (but what if everyone thought that?). Also I know a LOT of people are frustrated because they feel like all the candidates are corrupt so they’d really just be picking a lesser evil. Which I totally get because I dislike some of the people I voted for today too… but it makes more sense to me to do what I can to move us in the direction I think we should go (even if its like a half step) vs. just sit back and throw my hands up.
Post # 50
I’m not voting because I botched the timing of cancelling my registration in my old town and registering at my new address. I usually always vote, but I’m not too heartbroken because our congressional candidate is running unopposed and the rest is local stuff that I haven’t been able to research because of moving and the wedding and everything else.
Post # 51
@ModernDaisy, I too didn’t receive anything from the Board of Elections. But considering that the head of the Board was fired a week or two ago, who knows? I had to go online to check out my polling place. I was there at 6:30 this morning and out by 6:35 (there was no one in line) went jogging and came to work. Now I have to wait here for the next 10hrs to see how the elections pan out. It’s funny I live in Brooklyn and I get the Dems all over me. I don’t mind, I’m a Dem, however, those pieces of papers are just junk, you know I ain’t gonna read them 🙁
I agree with the PP who said those who don’t vote shouldn’t complain. I tell it to my guy all the time. I think he once voted in ’98 and then in ’08. It irks me that I’m spending my life with someone who criticizes from the sidelines… ugh, don’t get me started!!!
Post # 52
I’m going to walk my vote by mail ballot across the street to the voting location in about 2 hours. Waiting for FH to come home so we can drop our ballots off together. Awwwwwwww. lol
Although I only have a strong opinion on one issue that is on the ballot in my state.
And I agree that if you don’t vote, you shouldn’t complain. When FH and I first got together, he didn’t vote and didn’t plan it. So I refused to allow him to complain to me about politics, and explained to him that if he wanted his opinion to matter, then he needed to vote. So now he does. 🙂
The government makes it pretty damn easy to vote anyway.
Post # 53
I feel awful but I’m not voting this election. I’m in college, so between living several hours away (yes, I know there are ways around it) and being busy with courses and work, I haven’t done enough research to cast a good vote. Plus, I hate the politicians in Indiana.
Post # 54
I voted yesterday at the county courthouse, but now I’m waiting for Fiance to vote at the library. 😛
Post # 55
I sure did! I want to be able to able to have my right to complain. 😉
I agree, it also makes me sad when people don’t vote. Even more so when I get e-mails that link to things like this: http://www.rense.com/general83/whywomen.htm
Post # 56
I voted before going to work this morning.
Post # 57
- Wedding: March 2011 - Rosehall Resort, Montego Bay, Jamaica
I think it is extremely important not only for everyone to vote, but especially for women to vote…. We didnt always have this right…
I read this article a few years ago and saved it… read it, it might change your mind for all those women out there that dont vote..
Post # 58
I’m going to vote after work tonight. I’m lucky that my voting place is one of the three buildings in our complex. I just have to walk for about 30 seconds.
Post # 59
I know that this is a skewed poll because a lot of people who don’t plan to vote probably never clicked on this thread… but it still makes me pretty happy that 66% of people have or plan to vote today. A lot of times it feels like everyone totally ignores non-presidential elections.
Post # 60
I think we both linked to the same thing. Great minds… 😉
Post # 61
Wish I could find one just like that for my black brothers and sisters who don’t vote. When I think of what people went through so that I could vote and then to see folks not recognize it, it really makes me very very sad. True story, I grew up in a milary dictatorship. Growing up, my mother voted ONCE in her life (the vote was overturned and the winner locked up in jail where he was poisoned and died). My mother doesn’t joke with the vote. She votes for the school board, city council, you name it, she’s there. And since we moved to America, she made sure she raised all of us to vote. She already called me “….., have you voted?” ‘Yes mum, you know I have”