To vote or not to vote...

@cttolledo (3160)
Batangas, Philippines
April 23, 2013 9:13am CST
Election time is near already but no plans yet to go home to vote.. My officemate a while ago asked me if I have my senatorial bet.. I just stared at him blankly and no idea what to say because honestly I do not have a list yet of good candidates... I don't know why it's really hard for me to give my trust to anybody special those candidates.. my interest in participating in the election was gone already..If this feelings continue until election.. I may not vote!
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@vanz_6 (100)
• Philippines
24 Apr 13
I can't remember the last time I voted! Haha! I think it was years and years ago! I feel the same way, I can't really give my full trust to our candidates now, I don't know. Sorry for those who are doing their job fairly but I feel like everyone's corrupted already. I have never seen any improvement, as in REAL improvement in our country. Sigh. Just sad. I hope whoever will win the elections would better do something good for our country.
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@cttolledo (3160)
• Batangas, Philippines
24 Apr 13
Correct! maybe there are still honest but the problem is who are they.. LOL.. I asked my boyfriend a while ago who are those candidates that he'll going to vote.. and he answered me secret.. ( super OA!) anyway.. I still have 3 weeks to think... weeeee ..pressured!
@rog0322 (2834)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 Apr 13
Hi, Not to choose is a choice in itself, abstaining is a right under the law. Just be sure to appear at your local precinct to sign the book of voters and spoil your ballot by putting inappropriate marks in it. Failure to sign the book of voters for two consecutive elections means you did not participate and it means cancellation of our voter's records and you'll never know the consequences in the future.
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@cttolledo (3160)
• Batangas, Philippines
24 Apr 13
Yeah.. Thanks for reminding me..
@Kmz059 (662)
• Philippines
23 Apr 13
Every vote is very important, but in these generation it is like non-sense to vote because some of the canditates commits vote buying or farud election. But it is up to you if you want to vote.
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@cttolledo (3160)
• Batangas, Philippines
24 Apr 13
Yeah. It's really confusing.. I want to participate but I not that confident because I can't decide who's candidate are deserving! Well, voting now a days is not an easy job now a days! LOL
@rsa101 (13337)
• Philippines
24 Apr 13
Well I will vote for sure unless some kind of emergency happens on that day that would prevent me from voting. I am just one city away from where I am. although voting in Manila is difficult at times because of the volume of voters that flock in the precincts but I will definitely vote because I know this is once in a bluemoon opportunity to choose who will lead us in our country. Honestly I do not have a list as of this time but I am starting to have a rough list in my mind who I think deserves my vote.
@cttolledo (3160)
• Batangas, Philippines
24 Apr 13
Don't worry rsa.. we still have 2-3 weeks to weigh in your prospects for senatorial seats..Yhea.. It is our responsibility to vote and choose the right one..
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@rsa101 (13337)
• Philippines
25 Apr 13
The last time I voted was the presidential and skipped the barangay elections. It was so jampacked with people that it was hard moving around and have waited for hours before we can finally cast our vote. I hope it would be orderly this time.
@Bhebelen14 (4561)
• Philippines
24 Apr 13
Even I want to vote this coming election but I can't due to hectic schedule and busy taking care of my father in law, how i wish i could participate this coming election because i have some senatorial candidate bet.
@cttolledo (3160)
• Batangas, Philippines
24 Apr 13
Why not ask other family member to take care your father in law in just one day.. I think you can arrange everything since you still have 3 weeks to do it..Maybe your vote would be a great help to win a good candidate.. we never know..
• Calgary, Alberta
24 Apr 13
Most politicians are evil, but why do we have to vote? we dont want the greater of the evils to be n power. Its better to have the lesser of the villains to be in position. so even if you hate most of the politicians we still have vote for the ones who can actually somehow contribute something to our progress. I hate most politicians but I will still vote.
@cttolledo (3160)
• Batangas, Philippines
24 Apr 13
That's actually my problem.. how to determine candidate's motives in running for a position..It is really hard.. all of them are good in TV commercial...
@johndur (3050)
• Pasig, Philippines
24 Apr 13
i know how you feel.having a good candidate is a rare find these,you the same old faces giving the same promises since they have not kept it the last time they were elected.
@cttolledo (3160)
• Batangas, Philippines
24 Apr 13
Hi.. one of mylotters gave me an idea to consider in my list the young candidates but need to check their background ofcourse... maybe they have a more good plans to our country...
@joizee (502)
• Philippines
24 Apr 13
Hi Cttolledo! :) Yeah it's nearly May and I haven't made my list yet. I like to have a list so it won't take long for me to finish the document. And this is going to be the first time I'm going to use the PCOS. I will also be participating as an assistant to COMELEC reps, so I can have a little monetary incentive. Hehe! Hubby and I are voting the same people, more or less. I'm going to vote younger ones to have fresher ideas and healthier life, I guess. He's going with he veterans, but I disagree because they might actually die any time now and that wold be a waste of vote. LOL! So that's it. Hopefully I can decide with the partylist. I haven't supported any partylist yet. So I might be voting one, perhaps. I hope this encourages you to vote. It's a responsibility and we are the ones will receive the consequences. Have a good day! ;)
@cttolledo (3160)
• Batangas, Philippines
24 Apr 13
You gave me an idea joizee... I'll consider those candidates who are young ones.. but I'll check first their credits and accomplishments in thier lives and to the country.. Let's see... It's a huh! monetary incentive ...that's not bad..LOL