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US citizens -- Have you registered to vote?

Asked by Strauss (20294points) May 19th, 2014

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As some of you may know, I am politically active in my local and state elections, as well as in the presidential elections. However, all the campaigning I or anyone might do for any candidate or proposition does not amount to the proverbial hill of beans if the election does not represent the will of the majority. If you have not registered, please do so, using the link I have provided. Once you have registered, please vote according to the voting rules in your area.

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livelaughlove21's avatar

I registered for the first time this year so I could become a notary public. I probably still won’t vote.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I registered when I was 18 and I think I only missed one year of voting since then. If you don’t vote then don’t bitch about how things turn out.

BeenThereSaidThat's avatar

I have been registered to vote since age eighteen. let’s just say I’m over 50 and have never missed voting on every election.

jaytkay's avatar

My dad took me into the voting booth and held me up to push the levers when I was 5 years old. I should have had a bumper sticker for my tricycle – “Don’t Blame Me, I Voted for Humphrey!”

I registered when I turned eighteen. Sometimes I miss the primaries, but I vote in every general election.

janbb's avatar

Always vote.

syz's avatar

Yes. I vote.

jca's avatar

Always vote. Politically active.

elbanditoroso's avatar

Not only registered, but I already voted in tomorrow’s primary election. (Saturday pre-vote)

chyna's avatar

I registered the day after I turned 18, many years ago.

dxs's avatar

I should register but I don’t know much about politics.

Paradox25's avatar

I’ve been voting since I was 19. Personally I don’t think anybody has the right to complain about laws and policies if they don’t vote.

Darth_Algar's avatar

It’s easy to say “if you don’t vote, don’t complain” but this ignores the very real issue of people feeling that their vote doesn’t matter and/or that nobody running really represents them.

Coloma's avatar

Nope. I am apolitical and have never voted, not once, ever, in the last almost 37 years and don’t plan on starting now.
I don’t vote and I don’t complain. I simply do not care and suffer no delusions.

hug_of_war's avatar

I’m registered but I usually only vote in November. I don’t like politics and think they are a necessary evil at best.

gailcalled's avatar

Decades ago, the minute I legally could. I work at the local polls for all the elections. The most interesting ones are for local offices…town supervisor, town board members, town judge, highway supervisor (he’s the most important person in the community of 57 miles of dirt roads) and town clerk.

chyna's avatar

@gailcalled I’m not going to ask if you did this, but I have heard bribes of money and alcohol were rampant at that time. Is this true?

gailcalled's avatar

I certainly tried hard to bribe the highway supervisor to tend to my potholes and corduroy ruts, but my family has not lived here since the Revolutionary War (and I am a registered Democrat. Doomed from the start).

filmfann's avatar

I always vote. This year I have moved to a county strong with the dark side, but I did register to vote here, though I am sure to be in the minority.

Brian1946's avatar

I registered to vote in 1968.

johnpowell's avatar

Not only am I registered but I just received a ballot today. We vote by mail so this landed in my mailbox today.

RocketGuy's avatar

Yes, since age 18.

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