Poll: Are you voting this year?
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View poll results: Are you voting this year?
Yes.
69 59%
Only in an extreme case.
13 11%
No.
35 30%
Voters: 117.
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#1
Created in mind for the American pit goers and our upcoming elections later this year but anyone is welcome to answer, will you be voting this year?

I probably won't, depends on who the Republican nomination is. Elections for my state's representatives are never even close so I don't really feel a need to vote in those elections either. Which is another reason I likely won't be voting in the presidential race, with the electoral college the way it is even if I do vote my vote doesn't really do anything.

Poll just for the hell of it.
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#3
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#4
By extreme condition, do you mean like someone holds a gun to your head and says "vote!"? Because if so, those who voted no have balls, man.
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#5
It costs a bit to get registered and vote from abroad so probably not. But if it's between like Obama and Rick Perry I'm going to vote Obama just to be sure.

edit: It also takes some time to get registered, maybe a few months if you're unlucky so even if I had the cash in a few months it's not certain I'd get my papers in time. But if I got the cash and time, sure.
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#6
Probably not. I'm a registered independent and thus cannot vote in the primary in my state. By the time the candidate is chosen, it won't be worth voting.
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#7
Yes, because I'm not a lazy douchebag who can't get up off my ass once every 4 years to at least say something about who I want our president to be.
#8
Quote by lushacrous
By extreme condition, do you mean like someone holds a gun to your head and says "vote!"? Because if so, those who voted no have balls, man.

Vote or Die?

Nah, I just mean you won't vote unless Hitler levels of evil candidate is going to be the next leader of the country unless you vote for the other guy.
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#9
The election's rigged anyway. Why bother.

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#13
Always. Civic duty and whatnot.
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Always. Civic duty and whatnot.



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#17
I doubt it.

I'm not going to vote for Obama, the republican nominee will probably suck, and third party will get no support as always because people view it as "throwing away your vote".

Hence, I will express my contempt for the political system in America by not participating in their farcical election process.
#18
Yes. If i didn't, i couldn't bitch about the government.
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#19
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Yes. If i didn't, i couldn't bitch about the government.


lol yeah you can. Look at due, Zoot, Irish punk, Kumanji, and I and how smart we are

But really, RU Experienced explained why.
#20
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lol yeah you can. Look at due, Zoot, Irish punk, Kumanji, and I and how smart we are


Vote, you worthless mongrel.
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#21
Missed the "being registered Republican for 3 months" date by a month to vote for Paul in Florida primaries. If it's not between Paul and Obama, not voting at all.
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#22
Quote by element4433
Always. Civic duty and whatnot.


Ahem. Civic responsibility.

I probably won't vote, but I'm registered. My vote doesn't count, so if I do it will be just to say I did.
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#24
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lol yeah you can. Look at due, Zoot, Irish punk, Kumanji, and I and how smart we are


Kumanji doesn't deserve to be in the same sentence as due.

Edit:
But anyway, last year i voted Labour as they were the most likely to take the vote off the Torys. Old news though.
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#25
I'm registered to vote by the way and have, I just don't feel like it this year and my vote is purely symbolic regardless.
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#26
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Kumanji doesn't deserve to be in the same sentence as due.


I know. More importantly, I just made myself look bad /mostly joking.
#27
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I just don't feel like it this year and my vote is purely symbolic regardless.


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#28
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Yes. If i didn't, i couldn't bitch about the government.

So if you don't vote you can't point out flaws...? Ok, all goverments are awesome and super-duper except mine which is the only one I can vote in.
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#30
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I don't like any of the candidates and the president is not elected via a popular vote, my state is going to whatever Republican gets the nomination whether I go and get a sticker or not.
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#31
I just voted.... in this poll.

Real answer: I vote in every election, be it local, state, or national, so yes. Obama 2012
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#32
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Yes. If i didn't, i couldn't bitch about the government.

#33
Quote by Kensai
So if you don't vote you can't point out flaws...? Ok, all goverments are awesome and super-duper except mine which is the only one I can vote in.


My logic is that if you're complaining that the party that's in power is shit but you didn't vote against them because you didn't vote at all, then you have no right to complain.
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#34
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My logic is that if you're complaining that the party that's in power is shit but you didn't vote against them because you didn't vote at all, then you have no right to complain.


Well that's dumb.
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#35
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Well that's dumb.


That excludes people who can't actually vote as they're under-age.
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#36
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My logic is that if you're complaining that the party that's in power is shit but you didn't vote against them because you didn't vote at all, then you have no right to complain.

That's a bit silly. I can still have opinions of a political party even if I did or did not vote for them. I can't vote in the UK election for example, but I can still think the tories are tossers. I can vote for my favourite party here in Sweden, but that doesn't mean I will agree with everything they do in the future.
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#37
Quote by T00DEEPBLUE
Yes. If i didn't, i couldn't bitch about the government.


I never understood this. It should be the other way around, if one voted for the winners at least.

If you voted and that administration does something you disagree with, you should have no room to bitch and complain, since your voice was just fuel to the fire.

Low voter turnout should be viewed as not approving the present system/parties.
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#38
Quote by Kensai
That's a bit silly. I can still have opinions of a political party even if I did or did not vote for them. I can't vote in the UK election for example, but I can still think the tories are tossers. I can vote for my favourite party here in Sweden, but that doesn't mean I will agree with everything they do in the future.


I'm not saying you cannot have an opinion.

What i am saying is that if you had the power to vote against a party you dislike but you couldn't be bothered to vote, then you have no right to bitch if they win.
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#39
The problem is that you're assuming votes actually count for anything.
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#40
Quote by Kensai
So if you don't vote you can't point out flaws...? Ok, all goverments are awesome and super-duper except mine which is the only one I can vote in.

Think about this way. Someone you know comes up to you one day and says, "You're a cool guy, Kensai. I'm going to bake you this awesome cake. It's going to be amazing. So, tell me what you want." You respond, "Well...if it as great as you say, just make it. I don't care." They respond, "Um...ok...but if you don't like it, I don't wanna hear about it." You go, "Ok, fine." So, they bake this cake, and you hate it. It has everything on it that you didn't want. You're whining and moaning about it.
You ask them why this made the cake this way, and they go, "Well, you didn't say a damn thing, man. You just said, 'I don't care'. So, I made the cake. I didn't really know what you liked, so I guessed. Apparently, I was wrong. Next time, maybe you should say what you want." Obviously, comparing presidents and a friend baking you a cake is a somewhat ridiculous comparison...

However, the moral of the story is, speak up. Because if you don't vote, you can criticize all you want. The problem is, you didn't speak up. You never said a thing when you had a chance to vote. It's easy to criticize; it's better to be able to say, "I made my choice". Maybe your guy doesn't win. So what? At least, you stood out there and said (figuratively, at the poll), "I want (insert candidate) to be president."
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