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Is it wrong not to vote in an Election?
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Posted 8/16/10 , edited 8/16/10
Impoverished families would disagree. Gas prices are on the rise, and those without money to spare will not like driving to vote if they know their candidate cannot win.

In reality, nobody is going to pay attention to a measly +1 vote on a statistics sheet unless you do something dramatic and attention-grabbing to voice your opinion. But hey, whatever floats your boat. It's not morally wrong to me whether you vote or not.

Every vote may count (collectively), but each individual vote really doesn't.
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Posted 8/16/10
Too young to vote but if you have the choice not to vote than I don't think anyone can say it's wrong.
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I don't think it's wrong not to vote, and if someone doesn't care enough I would rather they didn't vote, as opposed to voting just because they have to.

I do think it's wrong not to vote, then complain about how the country is run. You have a chance once every few years to make a difference (even though it is only a tiny difference) so if you waste it by not voting then as far as I'm concerned you also lose the moral right to complain.
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24 / M / Australia Yeahyah
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Posted 8/16/10
Australian election is coming up and I sure as hell do not want to vote. I will just put in an empty ballot paper.
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I've been through a few elections, and one I chose simply not to vote in. Why? I didn't approve of any candidate. Many people might say that I should've voted for the "one I hated least", but that's like telling someone to choose an STD they want to live with. No matter how you look at it, it's still gonna suck. Granted, my non-vote didn't change much of anything, but I stand by my decision that if I cannot support a candidate willingly, I won't support them at all. Sometimes, I think, it's just as much a moral decision to vote or not as to vote for a particular candidate.
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Posted 8/16/10
Depends, if there's a cadidate you support but don't vote for then yeah it's wrong.
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22 / F / in your room!
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Posted 8/16/10
i don't think it wrong not to vote, but i do thing if you don't vote you have no right to complain
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Posted 8/16/10
Well, every vote does count, but who's gonna force you to do anything?
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24 / F / Munich, Deutschland
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Posted 8/16/10
No you don't. When you start to vote you sign up for government things like jury duty.
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