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« on: January 16, 2012, 05:13:06 pm »

Inspired by a "who will you vote for?" thread where several people mentioned they might skip the election.

So, how often do you (or don't you) vote?
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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2012, 05:33:09 pm »
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I've voted in every election I've had the opportunity to vote in, save for last year's primary for no particularly good reason, though it really didn't matter.
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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2012, 05:35:05 pm »
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Voted every year except for 2011 (because I really didn't give a damn who won or lost that year).

I will be back to my usual diligence this year, though. 
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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2012, 05:39:44 pm »
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I've voted in every election I've had the chance to (which isn't saying much) and for every office which was on the ballot.
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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2012, 05:52:17 pm »
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I've voted in every election I could.

2003 Scottish - Labour/Conservative (Local: Independent)
2004 European - Conservative
2005 General - Conservative
2007 Scottish - SNP/Conservative (Local: 1. SNP 2. CON 3. IND)
2009 European - Conservative
2010 General - Conservative
2011 Scottish - SNP/Conservative
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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2012, 06:48:15 pm »
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I think the only election I've ever skipped was some referendum on boring local stuff in Mankato in an odd year, 2005 I think.
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« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2012, 07:49:30 pm »
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Voted in every election I could, though I won't be voting in the upcoming provincial one.
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« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2012, 09:56:05 pm »
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Uhh...

2004 School Mock Election: Kerry
2008 School Mock Election: Obama
2011 Class Presidential Election: Myself (I came in 2nd)
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« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2012, 09:56:59 pm »
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Incredibly boring and rather hackish. I vote Labour and if there's not a Labour candidate I tend to scrawl 'George Orwell' on the ballot. I always vote, when I can. I missed the last European elections because I was in hospital.

Oh, and I spoilt my ballot in the AV Referendum as well. Wrote '1' in the one option and '2' in the other; not sure which, actually.
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« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2012, 11:26:13 pm »
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2004 federal - Liberal
2006 federal - Conservative
2007 provincial - PC
2008 federal - Green
2011 federal - Green
2011 provincial - NDP
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« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2012, 01:05:43 am »

Not how you voted, guys, just how often you have/haven't voted
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« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2012, 09:17:44 am »
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I've never voted in anything, but I supported:

Huckabee in the '07/'08 primaries (McCain in the general)
Onorato for Governor in '10
Toomey for Senate in '10
Ron Paul in the '11/'12 primaries
I'll likely be supporting Gary Johnson in the general.
Sam Rohrer for Senate '12

I used to be a super hardcore Conservative once upon a time.
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« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2012, 03:48:55 pm »
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The only election I've been eligible to vote in was for my university's Student Parliament today. I voted for the Greens.
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« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2012, 06:02:55 pm »
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Haven't missed an election or referendum to the best of my knowledge. I don't bother voting in student union elections if that counts, but, um...
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« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2012, 07:14:52 pm »
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Oh, yeah, I've also voted in every student union election here. Haha. I'm sure I was like one of 15 first-year undergrads to vote in that joke last year.
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« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2012, 07:23:59 pm »
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I still haven't voted but I'll caucus for Obama this year.
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« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2012, 12:42:20 am »
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2010 Primary
Senate: Jack Conway (D)

2010 General
Straight-ticket Democratic

2011 Primary
Secretary of State: Alison Grimes (D)
State Treasurer: Todd Hollenbach (D)
Auditor of Public Accounts: Adam Edelen (D)
Commissioner of Agriculture: B.D. Wilson (D)

2011 General
Governor: Gatewood Galbraith (Independent)
Attorney General: Jack Conway (D)
Secretary of State: Alison Grimes (D)
State Treasurer: Todd Hollenbach (D)
Auditor of Public Accounts: Adam Edelen (D)
Commissioner of Agriculture: James Comer (R)
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« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2012, 12:06:04 am »
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Like Hash, I was one of the few students to vote in the student union elections. Totally bogus elections, that disqualified candidates after they won, but anyways..

And of course, I have voted in every single election I have been legally allowed to vote for,

2006 federal (Henri Sader, NDP (lost) )
2006 municipal (Alex Munter, mayor (lost); Yusef Al Mezel, city council (lost); Bronwyn Funicello, trustee (won))
2007 provincial (Edelweiss D'Andrea, NDP (lost) )
2008 federal (Paul Dewar, NDP (won) )

2010 municipal (Jane Scharf, mayor (lost); Diane Holmes, city council (won); Jennifer McKenzie, trustee (won) )
2011 federal (Paul Dewar, NDP (won) )
2011 provincial (Anil Naidoo, NDP (lost) )
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« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2012, 08:22:42 am »
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Like Hash, I was one of the few students to vote in the student union elections. Totally bogus elections, that disqualified candidates after they won, but anyways..

Oh, they did that too? Priceless. They disqualified some guy last here, and he proceeded to throw some hissy fit. I just voted for girls who I found hot, because student elections are a joke and the SFUO is a huge joke. I won't vote for anybody this year, because the SFUO is a useless fraud which didn't even think it convenient to tell me I hadn't been hired for a job, so I'll write-in Rick Santorum and Rick Perry.
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« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2012, 08:25:21 am »
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I never voted in SU elections.
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« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2012, 11:25:33 am »
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Pretty boring:

2003 Schleswig-Holstein local elections: SPD
2004 EU parliament elections: SPD
2005 Schleswig-Holstein state elections: SPD
2005 Federal elections: SPD
2009 EU parliament elections: SPD
2009 North-Rhine Westphalia local elections: SPD
2009 Federal elections: SPD
2010 North-Rhine Westphalia state elections: SPD
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« Reply #21 on: January 19, 2012, 04:45:56 pm »
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voted in 08.  tried to vote in 10 but Suffolk county told me I wasn't registered.  ho hum.  I re-filled out the motor voter thing when I turned 21 so hopefully I'll be allowed this time.  but the world won't stop if I don't.
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« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2012, 04:54:59 pm »
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2004 4th grade mock presidential election:
President George W. Bush of Texas (R)

2008 8th grade mock presidential election:
Senator John McCain of Arizona (R)

2010 10th grade mock gubernatorial election:
Businessman Rick Snyder (R)

2010 10th grade mock congressional election:
Former Michigan State Senate Majority Leader Andrew Raczowski (R)
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« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2012, 04:58:08 pm »
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My voting record is a poor one. I have only once voted for the candidate who won the race and that was for alderman. I voted for my alderman because he had been my economics professor when I attended community college. Every other time I have voted, from school board to U.S. president, I have voted for the loser.
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« Reply #24 on: January 19, 2012, 05:09:56 pm »
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My voting record is none existant as I cannot vote.

My parents ask me who to vote for, since they are apolitical. So this is my de facto record.

2010
Senate: Marco Rubio
Congress: Allen West
Governor: Rick Scott
2008:
President: John McCain
Congress: Allen West (his first, failed run)

2006:
Senate: Bill Nelson
Congress: Clay Shaw
Governor: Charlie Crist (seeing as he turned out, he is a mixture of Blue and Green, ofcourse)
2004:
President: George W. Bush
Senate: Mel Martinez (I wanted Betty Castor because she looked nice but my parents voted for Martinez anyway.
Congress: Clay Shaw

The first election in which my opinion was really asked for was 2010, but my parents asked me who should I vote for in every election since 2004, and we always agreed anyway.
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