Do you vote during elections?

@pusiket (1759)
Philippines
January 30, 2007 1:36am CST
I am of voter's age. I exercised my right to vote once. But considering the way politics is going on in our country today, I did not ever vote again. HOw about you? Any plans of voting again?
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22 responses
• Philippines
31 Jan 07
I dont vote..because when i reached that age where i had the right to vote already,politicians here are all corrupt.PLus the fact that i knew that there will be a lot of cheating when results are presented.so i just gave up.A lot of people i know vote,but they got depressed because even if they did vote for someone deserving they dont win especially if they dont have money to bribe
@pusiket (1759)
• Philippines
31 Jan 07
I see.
• Philippines
31 Jan 07
i am now in a voting age but I was not able to register myself to vote.
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@pusiket (1759)
• Philippines
31 Jan 07
Oh, that's unlucky of you. :[
@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
31 Jan 07
Well I could never understand how people who don't vote feel they can then complain about who is in office? Voting allows the populice to voice their opinion. If they don't come out and vote then others who do will get their opinion heard. The only way to change things is to get out there and let them know and voting is the best way to do so.
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@pusiket (1759)
• Philippines
31 Jan 07
Ya, clear point there.
@dmillman (2273)
• United States
30 Jan 07
Yes, I vote in the elections. I didn't at the beginning, but I do now. After I got married, my husband and I became registered voters. We became a family (even without kids) and thought that since we don't like the world that we live in, we should do all that we can to change it, and voting would be a good place to start. I felt so liberated when I voted. I felt important, like I mattered. It was very exhilerating. Even if you don't know who to vote for, you might know who you don't want. Your vote could still make that happen. It's all up to you.
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@pusiket (1759)
• Philippines
1 Feb 07
Thanks for sharing your experience.
@mags31ca (203)
• Canada
30 Jan 07
Voting is your chance to voice your opinion. if you don't vote you don't have the right to complain about who gets in, after all you didn't take part in the process. Worse case scenario, spoil your ballot, at least it will still be counted!!
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@pusiket (1759)
• Philippines
31 Jan 07
I got your point.
@justreal (2367)
• Canada
30 Jan 07
I do vote everytime there is an election. There was this on ly one time that I didn't, I was sick and couldn't go vote. We, in Montreal, vote every year in fall season almost and spring sometimes.
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@pusiket (1759)
• Philippines
31 Jan 07
That's your right.
• India
30 Jan 07
I also think better not to vote than to vote wrongly.
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@pusiket (1759)
• Philippines
31 Jan 07
We are on the same boat.
@arpitk (47)
• India
30 Jan 07
well if everybody star thinking like you then nobody will vote then democracy will fail . that will lead to monarchy which will be worse than what the situation is today
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@pusiket (1759)
• Philippines
31 Jan 07
You got a good point there.
• Nepal
30 Jan 07
Yeah I do agree that the politics have turned out very odd and rubbish today. But we , the citizens of the country are the fortune makers of the country so we should take part in the elections and vote. Even if the candidates are culprit, we could find a less culprit and force him/her to stand with the truth at least for some, if not entirely he/she wishes.So, please vote.
@pusiket (1759)
• Philippines
31 Jan 07
Okay, I'll take it into account.
• United States
30 Jan 07
Yes I always vote and you should too. Everybody should. It may seem like your vote doesn't count, but it does. If everybody votes, it'll be harder for special interests to control elections.
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@pusiket (1759)
• Philippines
30 Jan 07
Yes, I believes in voting and exercising our rights. But no candidate here in our country is I think, worth of my vote, as of now. I hope in the near future, someone will emerge.
@Lunerian (493)
• Sweden
30 Jan 07
Well I want to vote but I still haven't since I missed the election by one year and that means my sister who is 3 years younger will vote for the first time in the same year as me.
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@pusiket (1759)
• Philippines
30 Jan 07
At least, you are not missing the chance this time around.
@Itallie (65)
• Italy
30 Jan 07
The problem with politics in our country is that people don't exercise their right to vote. If you don't like any of the candidates then write your own name on the ballot. But you have to show your government that you don't approve of the candidates or else nothing will change. You can't just complain about how things are going, you have to do something to change them.
@pusiket (1759)
• Philippines
30 Jan 07
I'd rather stay at home and rest than waste my time voting myself. :] I will only exercise my right to vote if I am already convince that a 'deserving' candidate finally comes. This is only my personal opinion. I am not after some debate or fight here. Peace everyone!
@lorelai (1558)
• Italy
29 Dec 07
I vote, I don't know why I do it but like I hear people who complain against the government all the time here in my country and if I ask them if they vote they say no, but I am sure that the supporters of the government run to vote each time so although I know I can't change anything I prefer I know I did what i could.
1 Feb 07
I vote by absentee. Course that didn't make any difference this last go around. A lot of votes didn't get counted. It's a shame that they mail the ballots out to the people overseas knowing full well they won't have time to mail it back in. I just hope we see the end of the nuts that are in there now. I'd hate to see one of his brothers run. I will vote, but I think it will be hard on the Democrats this time considering who the candidates are. The country is ready for a change.
• China
1 Feb 07
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• Philippines
1 Feb 07
Yes. I will vote because I'm already 18.
@abhimanu (85)
• India
1 Feb 07
ya .. i thnk we shld
@FrancyDafne (2048)
• Italy
1 Feb 07
I live in Italy. In the las elections I went to vote hoping that the left wing at power could help homesexuals that are strongly discriminated in my country. The left wing won, but is doint nothing for gays, lesbians and trans. So, the next elections I will not go to vote. Disgusted by politicians.
@bilook1 (152)
• United States
1 Feb 07
I am proud to say that since age 18 ( I am now 47) I have voted in every major election and not every election turned out like I wanted but at least I had the right to complain. The fact is if you want to make a difference you have to vote if all the young voters got to together they would out number us but it will never happen because they don't understand that one vote does make a difference look at the Bush Gore election. I remember when MTV tried to rally the young vote and spent a lot of time and money to do so, but in the end it did not work.
@bilook1 (152)
• United States
1 Feb 07
I have voted in almost every major election since I was 18 I am now 47 not every election has gone the way I thought it should, but at least I had the right to complain if you do not vote then you should not complain the fact is that young adults are a large percentage but they wont vote. yes one vote can make a difference look how close it was for Bush and Gore.