I Vote

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    If I Don't Vote I Don't Think I Have a Right to Complain About the Government

    Not that I expect my vote to make a difference, but if everyone that doesn't vote voted it WOULD make a huge difference. Besides, in the Canadian system each party gets some money for their next campaign based on how many individual votes they got.
    AngelaDark AngelaDark
    31-35, F
    Nov 19, 2007
    thickyholden thickyholden
    51-55, M
    May 11, 2015
    contreraslgseuggvub contreraslgseuggvub
    26-30, F
    Jun 3, 2015

    I Do Vote.

    I do vote. The very first time I voted was in the 2004 election. I wish that I had voted in the 2000 election, which is the first election I was old enough to vote in, but both my social anxiety, & my optimism got the best of me, so I didn't. I wanted Al Gore to win that...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings
    31-35, F
    Apr 7, 2010

    "Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy,

    and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty"- Plato. I just came back from voting for our local council and regional parliament. After a week full of doubts,I finally decided to give my vote to a new political party that I do not...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response May 24, 2015

    Individuals Matter

    I always vote. I also always vote for who I think the best candidate is regardless of what party they belong to. With that said I haven't voted either Democrat nor Republican for the last several elections. Neither one has had a worthy candidate in some time.I also believe that...
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise
    36-40, T
    Dec 22, 2012

    The Moe Factor (as It Is Used In the Selection of Locally Elected Officials)

    While almost everyone in the United States of America is currently caught up in the fervor leading up to the Presidential elections, it is in my humble opinion that all of us should be more concerned with the local and state political races. I went into detail in my last blog...
    TeslasTemptress TeslasTemptress
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Oct 12, 2008

    rustyjh rustyjh
    56-60, M
    1 Response Feb 13, 2015

    I Vote

    I have my voter's registration card, so yeah, I voted in the past election. And those of you who didn't vote because "It wouldn't matter" or for whatever reason, and you're bitching about the President: Shut the **** Up.
    filthydieseltech filthydieseltech
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 15, 2009

    I Do

    Not only for presidential. I vote for all I can actually. I voted for the presidential, but also the regional (deputee) last year. i'm gonna vote for the mayor this year. It's important to vote locally, it's our everyday life.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 19, 2008

    And Early

    I really appreciate the opportunity to vote early. It reminds me of being able to take an "open book" test. With ballot in hand, I can go online and research the pros and cons for all the propositions as well as read the most recent information on all the candidates. My ballot...
    Ceridwyn Ceridwyn
    46-50
    1 Response Nov 5, 2012

    I Vote Cause Otherwise I Will ...

    I vote cause otherwise I will get a fine.  I think voting is a complete waste of time cause they always vote in some idiot who thinks that they can boss everyone around, make really rapid changes to peoples lives and then blames everyone else when their plans backfire. ...
    Ebbandflow Ebbandflow
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jan 15, 2008

    Yay

    I voted for the first time this year!! I am so happy!! I felt like I really made a difference in the election. Although, there are many people who are unhappy with our president, I love him. So please, no hate. :) I believe we need to focus on whats best for America, not just...
    KathrynSky KathrynSky
    18-21, F
    Nov 23, 2012

    I Do Not Vote Already

    I do not see a point.
    Thought1 Thought1
    22-25
    Jul 14, 2009

    Vote this Tuesday even

    if it leaves a slight bad taste in your mouth. It helps (either our friends/or the idiots in DC, depending on your perspective) indicate which way the wind is blowing for the majority and what DC should do about it.
    hbr1 hbr1
    61-65, M
    1 Response Oct 31, 2014

    Your Way of Life Really Does Depend On It.

      This is the final count down folks. Tuesday November 4th is just around the corner and it's time for each and every one of us that plans to cast a ballot to get their list in order. Let’s take first things first. Make sure that you are a registered voter. There...
    RichmansRevenge RichmansRevenge
    41-45, M
    Oct 31, 2008

    And So Should You

    It doesn't matter who you vote for, you should vote. If you are concerned that your vote is irrelevant for the Presidential election, go vote anyway to vote for your state's questions, or for your Senators and Representatives. Don't forget local elections. If you think the...
    NoLongerHere NoLongerHere
    41-45, M
    4 Responses Nov 6, 2012

    If You Live In the U.s. ...

    If you live in the U.S. and you don't vote then quit your bitching about the government get off your *** and do something about it. We take voting for granted in this country but if you look around and pay attention to other countries such as Iraq people there new they were...
    ihaveanameitsrick ihaveanameitsrick
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Jan 15, 2008

    I Vote We All Vote As Individuals!

    Delegates be cursed!  Every person's vote should count individually!  Our society has become so lazy that it has developed "short cuts" even in voting.  Why can we not have a basic one to one system?  With the technology and supposed education level...
    GunGurl GunGurl
    36-40
    5 Responses Sep 13, 2008

    Once

    I'm only 19, so I've only had one chance to vote so far.  I voted for governor last year, and my candidate won!  Yeehaw! I'll probably vote for president next month too.  If things keep going the way they are, I'll probably vote Obama, although I'm still kind of...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Oct 12, 2008

    My Vote

    I know that when I am done writing this story, I will probably get a lot of comments. I will probably get some pretty nasty remarks, and I will see a lot of Zealous individuals attempting to persuade my vote. I wish I could have turned off comments in this story, but I can not.So...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 9, 2012

    Yaay! This year will be my first year being

    able to vote :) Let's make a difference!
    ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 20, 2015

    I Wholeheartedly Supported Barack Obama...

    ...in his first run for President--because it was long past due that this country was lead by a non-Caucasian Chief Executive, and i truly believed Mr. Obama fully qualified for that position. In this upcoming election for President, i will cast my vote to prove why President...
    eleanorssong eleanorssong
    56-60, F
    1 Response Mar 8, 2012

    For Those Who Can Not Vote...

    Produced in San Diego County by local college students, and local high schoolers.....can you believe it....in California !! This 3-minute, professional-quality video is perfect to share across the nation with family, friends and  everyone in between!!    Have sound on and view...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 7, 2012

    For...

    American Idol Dancing With The Stars Miss America Mr. Kendall County oh yeah...and POTUS! Sorry, but the group name didn't specify!  
    debmichelle debmichelle
    36-40
    Jun 2, 2008

    Today we are having general elections in Spain.

    Four main parties have chances to win. All of them focus on their differences with the other three, but in things that really matters they all agree. None of them questions our belonging to NATO, to European Union, having euro as our currency. All of them are pro-immigration...
    Cierzo Cierzo
    46-50, M
    Dec 20, 2015

    15 days to go until it's voting time lets get

    these foreign people out our country England and also all these Muslims I don't mind them being here but it's when they come over here and try and change the way we run our country and our laws and also when they disrespect our stuff like the Poppy's when the Muslim scum burned...
    Mushypanties12 Mushypanties12
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 22, 2015

    A Must Do

    I vote because I want a say so in what happens. I feel that if I didn't vote I wouldn't have the right to get upset if things weren't going right as I did nothing to decide on who would be making the choices.
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    Oct 29, 2007

    "Make your voice count.

    " My voice has some meaning already. Of that, I am sure, but I'm not going to waste it on some pretentious liar. I will vote for someone whom I believe actually deserves to be in office, someone whom I can stand behind and be represented by, aka neither of the current two...
    MeadowLark4 MeadowLark4
    18-21
    Jun 26, 2015

    Always

    I take my right to vote seriously. I don't ever pass on voting on Election Day. If I don't like either major party candidate, I'll look at what the 3rd party candidates have to offer. Sure, they have a slim or no chance of winning but they are a choice on the ballot. In fact...
    Morgause Morgause
    41-45, F
    Sep 4, 2011

    A Side From the Fact In Is Mandatory Here.

    People still go in and do the donkey vote. I vote properly because I take politics very seriously. If I want to complain about the current political party or praise them, I might as well have had my say as to if they are in power or not. - RDW
    randomdriftwood randomdriftwood
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 19, 2007

    I Had To Vote Today For The Council Election

    apart from it being illegal not to vote here... I like to vote and I think all countries should make voting arbitrary and legal with penalties if you don't ... it is a civil duty ... I voted for a lady mayor and I hope she gets back in ...  they are not represented by parties...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    Apr 27, 2012
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