questionswill you vote tomorrow?

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imma not gonna vote tomorrow cuz i already voted and i don't live in chicago.

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yes and no.

presidential election - no
local and state elections - yes

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If you don't vote, you can't bitch. Yes, I will be voting.

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yes I will be voting tomorrow

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I will be voting. In NJ in some areas most heavily affected by Sandy (not where I am) they are doing email and fax voting. I will be interested to see if this winds up opening up the window for electronic voting more in general elections for the general public inthe future. I wonder if it would increase voter participation. I would think so, but you never know.

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@xdavex: that line of reasoning never made sense to me. are you saying you should still vote even if none of the candidates has earned your vote? not being confrontational here, just trying to figure out where this mantra of "if you don't vote, don't bitch" came from.

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I voted back in October. Interested to see when it'll finally get counted though.

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Yes, I will be voting. It is my responsibility for being an American.

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No, but my vote will still be counted.
I'm one of the many, many people who voted early this year.

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@carl669: If your waiting for a candidate to "earn" your vote, then you better grab some popcorn because its gonna be a looong wait. I think it means that if you choose not to fulfill your obligation as a citizen by casting your ballot than you have no grounds to complain about anything and your opinion truly does not matter.

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No. But only because I already voted by mail. I have heard several people say they were not going to vote because they don't like either Romney or Obama. I think that's a good reason to vote for an independent that aligns with your priorities.

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The numbers for voter turnout are often miscalculated. Though it is true that at least 25% of potential voters don't bother.

I vote.

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Yes.

I don't get the whole vote early thing...what's the point? (unless you really can't make it tomorrow) Early voters tend to have the attitude that they're better than the rest of us. Your vote isn't worth more because you were early...

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@bsmith1: Well, in Washington it is actually easier to vote early and vote by mail. Some people are kinda superior about it, I'm just "may as well check this off the to do list".

(I am also looking forward to getting my voted sticker from @agingdragqueen)

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Early and often.

My state has a requirement that to keep my PVBM status, I need to have voted for at least one of the past two statewide general elections. It's such a benefit to have PVBM, I am compelled to vote every time. The problem is I don't vote unless I have enough information, so I end up using at least 2-3 weeks of my free time poring over everything.

I am curious what will happen to voter turnout in NJ after they decided to allow people to vote by email and fax.

I think Hurricane Sandy is a sign we should have elections held on the weekend (2 days to vote) so people have more time to get to the polls.

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I'm voting. And yeah, I don't like a great many of my choices, but I think it's my obligation (and my great privilege) to make an informed choice and vote.

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@davidschronic: there is no obligation to vote. you have a right to vote, but no obligation. i don't know how right = obligation. i have the right to bear arms (and possibly arm bears), but there's no obligation to do so (although an armed grizzly would be kind of cool). i'm not saying a candidate has to align with everything i believe, just that they need to align with enough that i feel i'm being represented. some people i know just vote based on party, regardless of how little they know about or even like their party's candidate. i can't do that. remember, i am not 'not voting' out of apathy. i'm not voting because i don't believe either candidate represents me.

note, i am still voting on local and state elections.

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Yes. First thing in the morning I'll be going to my polling place.

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Happily already mailed in my ballot. Reasons I mail mine is because I'm a stay at home mom that does not want to haul the kids in with me. I also like receiving my ballot ahead of time so I have time to read about all my options before casting my vote. This year I cracked up reading Roseanne Barr on the presidential ballot! Nothing against her, it was just bizarre seeing a celebrity whom we rarely hear about anymore running for president.

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Yes, I will go in the morning and if the line is ridiculous, I will go on to work and stop back in on my way home.

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I agree with if you don't vote you can't bitch, That's why I don't bitch. I may still vote.

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@lmensor: I work at the polls. It is most crowded when we first open because people line up first thing in the morning. I don't know how many registered voters or the type of voting machines in your precinct but after the initial rush the wait time should decrease.

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@lmensor: When I worked in a state that had in-person polling, we were allowed to come in late/leave early on election day for voting purposes.

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@carl669: yes, but weather or not you believe either candidate represents you, one of them is going to represent all of us. I don't see why you would not want to make your voice heard just for that very reason. I've always liked the quote that "A right not exercised is a right lost". I think voting is an important part of our culture and structure as a country and I see it as a civic duty as opposed to a "yea you can vote if you want but it doesn't matter" type thing even though neither of the candidates are any good. There is still one less evil than the other as is always the case, even if by a small margin.

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@davidschronic: i agree that voting is an important part of our culture, but i don't agree that you should vote just so you can say 'i voted'. like i said, i'm still voting in state and local elections. however, you do make a good point about "one of them is going to represent us all". not enough to sway me into voting in the presidential election, but a good point nonetheless.

as for 'a right not exercised is a right lost'...i'm not buying it. if everyone in the US decides not to vote in the 2016 election, the right to vote doesn't suddenly go away.

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I'll absolutely be voting tomorrow!

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I would, however I'm a Resident Alien (Canadian.) I am urging all you folks to go out and do your civic duty! (And if all things go well I will be voting as well next election!)

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I'd vote tomorrow if it was legal, but I voted last Wednesday and voting twice is considered a bad thing. Plus I hear there will be UN observers or something.

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@carl669: Oh I believe the opposite! If not one person voted, do you think they would still hold elections? Of course not! Who would decide who is president? By an incumbent selection? You don't think the people in power would rather just automatically retain their positions and fill vacancies with whomever they agreed with? The fact that we vote in our representatives is the only thing that keeps them even close to honest and it is our only defense against tyranny. Like the right to bear arms example. If gun advocates suddenly all disappeared, wouldn't lawmakers then make guns illegal without opposition?

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@kp1111: Thanks for the info. I never actually stopped in the morning, always went after work in the evening with the DH, so I am hoping it's not too bad by the time I get there in the morning. They open at 7:00am, if the rush isn't over by 7:45am I'll be doomed.

@inkycatz: Ha ha ha ha ha....come in late or leave early - I wish!! Unfortunately, I live in PA and work in MD, and 98% of the people I work with live in MD and they go during their lunch hour. I have a meeting that starts at 8;30am tomorrow that I can't be late for, so unfortunately I'm probably going to end up standing in line in the evening. :(

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@carl669: There's always a reason to vote. Always. Don't like either of the presidential candidates? How about considering the factor that the next president will appoint one, two, or possibly even three new justices to the US Supreme Court? They'll be making the rules the rest of us have to live by for the next 40 years. Dinner is waiting, and I don't like cold food, but given a few more minutes I could easily find another half dozen reasons to vote.

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Absolutely. I was having a conversation with an older gentleman once. We started talking politics, and before I could get out my first comment, he stopped me and asked me if I vote. I told him that I always vote and that I have always been interested in politics. His response was that if you don't vote, then you don't have a right to complain. I never forgot that.

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@bsmith1: Because they had a polling place in the building where I work (City Hall), so instead of taking my whole lunch hour to do it tomorrow at my precinct, I was able to do it on my morning break and still get coffee last week. But I do wish they would reserve counting and reporting on the results of early voting, I feel it can have an undue influence on the main voting.

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Nope. I would if I could, but have to wait another 4 years D:

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I am planning on voting for my choice several times at several different places.

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@carl669: By choosing not to vote, you are ceding your vote to the winner. You passed on the opportunity to vote for a different candidate, and thus by your inaction have, to all intents and purposes, voted for the winner. The "don't bitch about it "part goes like this: "Okay, guys, what do you all want for dinner?" "I don't care, you pick." "I pick pizza." "I hate pizza, I don't want pizza." "Tough. You told me to pick and I pick pizza." If you aren't going to contribute to the discussion in an affirmative fashion, you are not entitled to an opinion on the outcome.

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@carl669: I completely understand not wanting to vote for the "lesser of two evils." Good on you for voting in all other areas. Vote your conscience and do not let anyone else influence your choices.

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I'll be voting tomorrow. Looking forward to casting my ballot. We have an awesome privilege as Americans to be able to vote, and to choose whether or not we want to vote. I've lived in a couple countries where if you fail to vote, you can be arrested. In one of those countries, you are also not allowed to drive your personal vehicle on a voting day. You must walk or ride a bike, or I believe limited public transportation was also available. However, as an American, I did not leave my house that day for safety purposes. Thankful things are not that way here. I'm also thankful we don't have to walk around with a purple finger after voting, either!

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I don't complain about the election or the result of said election, nor do I vote.

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I'm voting after work/school with at least 1 of my kids, hopefully more.

I do wish my state (and more of the northeast in general) had early voting. That would give me a little more flexibility. Our polling place is only 2 blocks away, though, so no complaints.

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@moondrake: what my vote says (at least to me) is, "yes, i believe in you and want you to represent me". it absolutely does not say, "well...at least you're not the other guy". if no candidate can satisfy the former, i refuse to vote based on the latter.

as for the bitching thing, let's say you did vote for pizza. if the pizza sucked, would you have to say, "well, i voted for it, so i can't complain"?

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@carl669: If I vote for someone and I am unhappy about the job they do, then I have a very strong foundation for complaint. I supported them, I helped them to get the job, and then they didn't do what they promised. But if I don't make a choice and rely on others to do it for me, then I have no grounds for complaint regardless of who gets chosen. I'd like to have a perfect candidate in whom I can truly believe. I'd like to meet my knight in shining armor. But I'm not holding my breath on either. In the meantime, I am going to vote for the candidate that comes closest to being my perfect representative, even if they are very very far from a perfect fit. Because regardless of how far they are from perfect, one is always going to be a better fit than the other.