Yes. I keep trying to remember to vote, but I never do my research first. This time I'm trying to focus on getting the facts before voting.
I was indoctrinated at a young age in the civic duty of voting. I make a point of doing it every election, local, State and national. Though the choices we the people are allowed by the political system belie the idea we have free and open elections, I still go to the poll, every time. I won't criticize those who have decided the best policy is to boycott this corrupt system, though. They have a valid point of view.
Yes, I will vote. As long as I am alive and conscious, I will get to the polls to vote for the candidates I believe are most qualified and best for the country. Any citizen who doesn't vote has no right to later complain about the election results (even if the candidates he or she prefers don't win). In the U.S., the right to vote was won for women and people of color over a long period of time, and should never be taken for granted. I'm not thrilled with the way this country's political system works, but even an "imperfect" democracy is preferable to a dictatorship.
Yes, I will definitely be voting and am hoping that everyone will get out and vote!
Yes, I always vote in elections. I feel that we are lucky to live in a country that allows us to have a say in how our government is run and we should never take that for granted. America is going through some trying times right now, as is the rest of the world. It is especially important in these difficult times that we all let our voices be heard.
by Man from Modesto 5 years ago
Do you research candidates before voting? How could anyone vote for Romney or Obama?I wrote articles about a local Modesto mayoral election in 2012. Though I was on the first Google results page for the biggest search phrases on Google (and there weren't too many!), only a few dozen read the...
by Judy Specht 6 years ago
Why don't I have to show an ID to vote for president or anyone else?I have to show an ID to any policeman that asks, to get a prescription,see the doctor, get my blood drawn, board an air plane, get my taxes done, write a check, accept a job, withdraw money at the bank and sometimes when I use a...
by GA Anderson 4 years ago
Listening to a couple political pundits discussing a local election result - I heard them agree that the low voter turnout for the election probably helped unseat an incumbent.Their logic was that the voters that did bother to vote were probably more-informed voters than would be the case when...
by William Johnson 3 years ago
Do you think we need more than two major political parties in the USA?Do you think the country would be better with more parties represented on a bigger scale?
by N B Yomi 2 years ago
I won't be voting in the 2016 election, as all the candidates who did seem to have good sense lost, and the two vying for office... Don't seem to be very bright... But aside from that, it feels like a set up, as a means to manipulate history. Neither is doing anything to breed confidence, and feels...
by Chuck Nugent 21 months ago
Would making Election Day a Federal Holiday improve voter Turnout?Senator Bernie Sanders and others have called for making Election Day a national holiday as a way to increase voter participation in elections. Do you think that this would increase voter turnout on Election Day? Why or...
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