For those who choose not to vote, why?
The intent of this question is not to coerce you to vote. Simply just curious for those who choose not to vote, not that you can't, but that you actually choose not to. Are you disillusioned by the system? Feel that the electoral vote makes your vote not matter?
I've only voted twice for the presidential election in my life. This year next one will make it vote #3 for me.... so, since I never used to vote, I can tell you why I didn't & why I still sometimes choose not to...
Reason #1: because not every single vote actually counts. We vote and then the rep from our section gets to choose if they want to go majority rules, or personal view. So it's really up to those select few people to represent the entire state or section they have within the state.
#2. it's like saying do you want your arm cut off or your leg? which one of the bad people do you want to govern you this term? When I chose not to vote it was my way of saying "I don't want either of them!" as futile and unheard as that choice was, at least I wasn't actively putting the next jerk in office.
#3. It's an easy "out" ~ if you don't vote, you can't complain & you can't get sucked into debates with politically passionate people. You can just say "yeah, well, I didn't vote so don't look at me. I didn't put the guy in office."
#4. Life is busy! While everyone is supposed to be let out of work to go vote, yeah, a lot of bosses just don't provide that opportunity for their workers. I've been stuck on shifts before where there just wasn't anyone to cover the shift for me to get to the polls. Nice huh.
#5. Feeling like it doesn't matter and won't make a difference.
#6. Not being informed enough to feel like I could make a decision one way or the other. When I was younger, I never took the time to listen to the debates or do any research of any kind. There were a few years when I would have had to actually think about who the president was! I just didn't care. If I didn't know anything about either party, I didn't feel I was educated enough to cast a vote one way or the other. Let the people who are politically passionate do the voting.
These are different ways of thinking that I went through over the course of hitting 18 leading up to now, I am in no way implying that these are still the ways I think. I would appreciate if no one attacks me for being open and honest about the way I thought or chose to vote or not vote when I was younger. Thanks.
My Exhusband used to never vote. His reason was no one worthwhile to vote for, he thought they were all the same even though I believe he leaned to the right.
But I never heard him complain!
by alexandriaruthk 5 years ago
Are you going out to vote this coming Presidential election, why or why not?In 2008, we saw that Americans went out and vote. While some people don't vote at all, others support their party but don't go out and vote. How about you, are you going to cast your vote and let your voice be heard?
by wetbaknproud 5 years ago
Which is your most important issue when deciding your vote on a presidential election?which is your number one issue when you have to decide whom to vote for in a presidential election?
by Peeples 5 years ago
then why do we keep electing the same politicians over and over? Why not vote for a neighbor or local leader. Do we just like to complain? So many complaints about big government and big business yet I see no one starting a company and refusing a pay check so that their employees can be paid more....
by breathe2travel 6 years ago
Are you registered to vote? Do you vote in primaries, run-offs and Election Day?
by Suzette Walker 5 years ago
Who should I vote for in the 2012 Presidential Election in November? Obama or Romney?I am an undecided voter. Convince me for which man, Romney or Obama, I should vote? Please explain why your choice of man is the proper choice for POTUS.
by Linda Crist 5 years ago
Have you decided not to vote in the 2012 Presidential Election?Can you explain your reason for choosing not to vote?
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