Do you vote?

@PatriciaL (2081)
United States
October 5, 2006 4:43pm CST
For all of you that are of legal age, do you use your right to vote? I always make sure to vote. What bothers me is when people complain about someone in office yet they chose not to vote. How can you complain about something when you had the chance to make things different? But anyways, yeah do you vote?
32 responses
@ossie16d (11826)
• Australia
11 Oct 06
Yes I do vote and have done so at every local, state and federal election since 1972 which was the first time I was eligible to vote. The voting age has been lowered since then. There are millions of people in the world who don't have the opportunity to vote simply because their country does not allow free choice. Therefore, people who are entitled to vote but who choose not to do so have no right whatsoever to criticise the Government in any shape or form. If you want to have a say, then it should be done at the ballot box.
@PatriciaL (2081)
• United States
1 Nov 06
*applause* Well said.
@ossie16d (11826)
• Australia
3 Nov 06
Thank you both for the applause and the best response you gave me. They are both very much appreciated. :)
@PatriciaL (2081)
• United States
4 Nov 06
Oh, You're welcome. Thank you. :)
@moneymind (10519)
• Philippines
12 Oct 06
i do excercise my right to vote just thinking of those people not given by thier government the right to vote hhhhhmmmmmmm................greetings. : )
1 person likes this
@PatriciaL (2081)
• United States
1 Nov 06
Yep, we should be very grateful.
@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
12 Oct 06
Yes, I always vote -- in every election -- local, state, and national. The real shame about national elections is that they don't go by popular vote. We wouldn't be stuck with Bush if this were the case.
• United States
2 Nov 06
If we didn't have the electoral vote, L.A. and New York City would decide all federal elections.. So farmers, etc, would have no say.. just city folks.
@selvamdp (373)
• India
11 Oct 06
yes i will vote.... its our basic right.... and we have to vote.... i have election duty on that day.... so dunno how to vote...
1 person likes this
@PatriciaL (2081)
• United States
1 Nov 06
So you can't vote on that day? Well maybe you can vote early instead. :)
@dellion (6706)
• Malaysia
12 Oct 06
Yes, me too will take my chance and right to vote.
1 person likes this
@simonpaul (741)
• Nigeria
11 Oct 06
i was a manor when last an election was conducted in my country ,but this time for sure i willlllllllllllll.
1 person likes this
@keriwebb (294)
• United States
1 Nov 06
I do vote, however I moved just recently and they lost my change of address and well it became a huge mess and I won't get to vote in this years govenors race.
@PatriciaL (2081)
• United States
4 Nov 06
Oh that sucks. :( I just moved too but it was too late to re- register for my district. So I'm just going to vote in my old district. It's only 20 minutes away anyways. I got scared cause I thought I wouldn't be able to vote.
@sevenseas (754)
• United States
1 Nov 06
I am of legal age to vote and certainly plan on doing so. Men and women have lost life and limb to give me the opportunity to do so and I plan to respect them enough to take advantage of it. I think anyone who doesn't vote should shut up and not complain about their government. They should be ashamed of themselves for not caring enough to take ONE DAY and make their voice heard. Your candidate doesn't have to win in order for your vote to still be counted and be important.
@PatriciaL (2081)
• United States
4 Nov 06
Exactly! And it only takes a few minutes out of your time and you're done, not that time should even be a factor. One of my friends said she doesn't vote cause she's always too tired or she doesn't want to be talking to alot of people. We got in a little argument over that excuse, hehe.
@ezzie26 (187)
• Australia
1 Nov 06
i vote only because my mum said to me as a child if i dont they will put me in jail! im not sure how true this is but i dont want to risk it so yeah, i do. but if i had the choice to or not to i still would because if i didnt i would not feel that i had my say.
@PatriciaL (2081)
• United States
1 Nov 06
Hmm, never heard of that one before. Going to jail, cause you didn't vote? Where do you live? But that's good that you would vote anyways because you wanted to. :)
@sbeauty (5870)
• United States
21 Oct 06
All citizens need to exercise their right to vote. It only takes a few minutes, and your vote does count. I used to live in a city where when the city fathers really wanted to have something pass, they would vote it over and over and over until people got tired of voting and didn't bother. The people who wanted it continued to vote, so eventually they ended up getting whatever they wanted. Sneaky, huh!
@PatriciaL (2081)
• United States
1 Nov 06
I agree. My mother registered to vote and everything. Then when it came time to vote, she decided she didn't want to. She drove me to the polling place, she chose to sit in the car! It doesn't take much at all to vote. And yep, every vote counts.
@bhbirdie6 (1771)
• United States
21 Oct 06
I have a hard time finding out what district I'm in who's running in my district and what they actually stand for. So many political campaigns these days are just about slandering the opposing party and not about what you actually stand for.
@PatriciaL (2081)
• United States
1 Nov 06
You can visit your city and state websites and find out what district you are in and all of that. I agree that some candidates just focuse on attacking the other candidates, but there are some that don't focus on that at all. :)Just make sure to read up and really listen to what everyone is saying and doing.
@ashraf83 (645)
• Malaysia
12 Oct 06
i hate voting, i dont care much about politics..
@PatriciaL (2081)
• United States
1 Nov 06
I see that you don't care much about politics. But you "hate" voting? Why is that? Just wondering...
@saibal06 (2575)
• India
30 Nov 06
I am entitled to vote. However, I dont give my vote. The poliical Election and supporting these political leaders has no meaning at all. I dont want vote for anyone coz every one is the same.I dont like to support them.
@rikpallav (1242)
• India
30 Nov 06
I have voted 3 times since I was eligible.... I really feel great while votinig for a candidate...
@dilhani81 (258)
• Sri Lanka
30 Nov 06
yah i vote wittout any doubt
• Singapore
30 Nov 06
well, people tends to be afriad that its not private in voting, they may complain, yet they choose not to vote
• India
30 Nov 06
Yes i vote & in INDIA Legal Age for voting is 18years
• Australia
30 Nov 06
yeah liberal. u cant mix money with stupidity hey jadda
@rahulmig (1031)
• India
30 Nov 06
YES, I VOTE
• India
30 Nov 06
Yes... I do vote! And I reciprocate your comments Buddy! :)