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    Default Are you a a(n) (un)likely voter?

    Do you plan to vote in the next election?

    What do you believe is at stake in your next election? (In the U.S., it is not just about the president, but the House and Senate. Many states have propositions, and measures too. In California, there is the much talked about Proposition 30 regarding education funding).

    Do you know where to go to vote on an eligible day of voting?

    What good might come about if the things that you vote for come to pass or the people you vote for become elected?

    Do you know when on an eligible voting day you will go to vote?

    What do you have to differently from your normal day to vote? (Will you have to take time from work?, Will you have to wake up extra early? Will you have to go to an alternative polling place if you are not voting on election day?...)

    *Although, the US election is the one on my mind, this can be about any election around the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ygolo View Post
    Do you plan to vote in the next election?
    Yes

    What do you believe is at stake in your next election? (In the U.S., it is not just about the president, but the House and Senate. Many states have propositions, and measures too. In California, there is the much talked about Proposition 30 regarding education funding).
    Aside from the presidential election, prop 30, 32, and 37. And yes, I'll be voting yes on 30, no on 32 and yes on 37.

    Do you know where to go to vote on an eligible day of voting?
    Yes, the same place I did my pre-voting.


    What good might come about if the things that you vote for come to pass or the people you vote for become elected?
    Well, we are seeing changed districts in California. So the fact that there is a district that represents most of my city and county as a whole is nice.

    30 would mean enough of the stupid tax cuts towards k-12 and especially higher education (where we've seen a ~200% increase in fees since 2000.)

    32 is just a big sham that people are trying to capitalize on with Citizen's United. People that don't know that federal law trumps state law will not know that Citizen's United>Prop 32.

    37 would mean there would at least be some label telling consumers that their food is genetically modified.

    Do you know when on an eligible voting day you will go to vote?
    November 6th, right after class.

    What do you have to differently from your normal day to vote? (Will you have to take time from work?, Will you have to wake up extra early? Will you have to go to an alternative polling place if you are not voting on election day?...)
    Nope

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    Do you plan to vote in the next election?

    Yes

    What do you believe is at stake in your next election? (In the U.S., it is not just about the president, but the House and Senate. Many states have propositions, and measures too. In California, there is the much talked about Proposition 30 regarding education funding).

    There are two amendments to vote on in the state of Minnesota. I will be voting NO on both.


    AMENDMENT 1
    RECOGNITION OF MARRIAGE SOLELY BETWEEN ONE MAN AND ONE WOMAN

    Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to provide that only a union of one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in Minnesota?



    AMENDMENT 2
    PHOTO IDENTIFICATION REQUIRED FOR VOTING

    Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to require all voters to present valid photo identification to vote and to require the state to provide free identification to eligible voters, effective July 1, 2013?


    Do you know where to go to vote on an eligible day of voting?

    Yes

    What good might come about if the things that you vote for come to pass or the people you vote for become elected?

    I'm a strong believer that gays should be allowed to marry and have the same marriage rights that opposite couples do.

    I'm politically liberal so I hope the candidates that share my views win and keep their promises.

    Do you know when on an eligible voting day you will go to vote?

    Whenever the line is short.

    What do you have to differently from your normal day to vote? (Will you have to take time from work?, Will you have to wake up extra early? Will you have to go to an alternative polling place if you are not voting on election day?...)[/b]

    Nothing. I do happen to have part of the day off anyway which is nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ygolo View Post
    Do you plan to vote in the next election?
    Yes and this will be my first time.

    What do you believe is at stake in your next election? (In the U.S., it is not just about the president, but the House and Senate. Many states have propositions, and measures too. In California, there is the much talked about Proposition 30 regarding education funding).
    Hmm...I'm not sure. There is a lot of talk about proposals 2 and 6. Proposal 2 regards collective bargaining rights between the public and private sectors while proposal 6 would require the Michigan people to approve any bridge to Canada before it is built. I plan on voting "yes" to these two.

    Do you know where to go to vote on an eligible day of voting?
    Yes.

    What good might come about if the things that you vote for come to pass or the people you vote for become elected?
    Well, I'm fiercely liberal, so I hope that Obama will keep doing everything he's been doing and then some. Gay marriage is also a nice thing.

    Really, there aren't any big changes that I would expect to happen, though.

    Do you know when on an eligible voting day you will go to vote?
    I won't be voting at any particular time.

    What do you have to differently from your normal day to vote? (Will you have to take time from work?, Will you have to wake up extra early? Will you have to go to an alternative polling place if you are not voting on election day?...)
    Nothing. I actually don't have any classes that day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyGeek View Post
    I won't be voting at any particular time.
    This is not a good sign (especially among first time voters). Often, the day just goes by with many more responsibilities and and things to take care of than anticipated...or if it a day off sort of situation, people loose track of time doing something they enjoy for a change, and miss their opportunity.

    It get's stressful for me after the day has started, so I plan on voting early in the morning Nov. 6th (right when polls open). That way the rest of the day can go as normal. For me, the things I have completely made up my mind on are California Propositions 30 and 32. The rest, I am still wavering on. Like many elections, I will hold my nose, and vote so that my (albeit ambivalent) "voice" is heard.

    It will be interesting come election day to see if you actually cast your vote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ygolo View Post
    This is not a good sign (especially among first time voters). Often, the day just goes by with many more responsibilities and and things to take care of than anticipated...or if it a day off sort of situation, people loose track of time doing something they enjoy for a change, and miss their opportunity.

    It get's stressful for me after the day has started, so I plan on voting early in the morning Nov. 6th (right when polls open). That way the rest of the day can go as normal. For me, the things I have completely made up my mind on are California Propositions 30 and 32. The rest, I am still wavering on. Like many elections, I will hold my nose, and vote so that my (albeit ambivalent) "voice" is heard.

    It will be interesting come election day to see if you actually cast your vote.
    Oh I won't miss voting. My parents are actually taking me and they never miss a year. I will be voting when they do. So I suppose they might have a particular time in mind, but I don't know when that happens to be.

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    Compulsory Voting

    We have compulsory voting but 'compulsory' is a bit of a misnomer for on the one occasion I didn't vote, I received a letter from the Electroral Commission asking why I didn't vote and I wrote back saying I wasn't feeling well in the day. And that was all I heard about it.

    So rather than have compulsory voting we have a democratic duty to vote.

    This is a very popular duty across the whole of Australia. And if we wished to change this we could but we are happy to do our democratic duty and vote.

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    My husband and I voted today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ygolo View Post
    Do you plan to vote in the next election?
    I always vote like mine is the only one will and will decide everything. The only election I've missed since registering to vote was a local election at an odd time to fill a recently vacated seat.

    What do you believe is at stake in your next election? (In the U.S., it is not just about the president, but the House and Senate. Many states have propositions, and measures too. In California, there is the much talked about Proposition 30 regarding education funding).
    All kinds of stuff. I'm pretty much decided on all but 2 of the propositions (we've got 11). I think I do not yet know enough about those 2 to make a good decision.

    Do you know where to go to vote on an eligible day of voting?
    Two blocks west, then two blocks north.

    What good might come about if the things that you vote for come to pass or the people you vote for become elected?
    Perhaps something resembling fiscal responsibility.

    Do you know when on an eligible voting day you will go to vote?
    First thing in the morning.

    What do you have to differently from your normal day to vote? (Will you have to take time from work?, Will you have to wake up extra early? Will you have to go to an alternative polling place if you are not voting on election day?...)
    I will be working as a clerk at a polling place across town like I usually do.
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    I plan not to vote. I thought about, but when I found out I would have to go down there, I decided against. Besides I don't have any particularly coherent political opinions to vote for, so I'd probably just end up randomly ticking boxes.
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