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Posted 9/17/14
Nope, though I've been of age for quite some time I have never voted.
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Posted 9/17/14 , edited 9/17/14
I've had the opportunity to vote in one of each: federal, provincial, and municipal, in that order. In the first one, I kind of just voted for the candidate that was going to win anyways. I'm pretty sure he normally gets over 70% of the vote every election, and he has represented this area for as long as I can remember. In the next election, I was in a city unlike the other two. I put a bit more effort into looking at the options, and then picked the party that looked like the most interesting, it lost. The municipal election was back in the town were I lived before (and now). I didn't bother voting (despite the fact that it is the place were my vote would matter most and actually have some effect on my life). If I had voted for mayor, it would have just voted for the lady who won because she is my neighbour, the rest of my family was voting for her, and the alternative probably would have been bad.

I'm not really a big fan of voting when it comes to the larger elections. I don't like the whole political party and right/left wing thing. It ends up being a situation where each side has some things I like, and some things I really, really don't. At this point, I'm thinking of just voting party seems like it would be the most entertaining (which will lose anyway), and then just ignoring everything that the government does.

Edit: So shortly after writing this, I went to a news site and saw that the MP I voted for is retiring after 14 years. He's going to be some type of representative of the province to the US.
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Posted 9/17/14
Turned 18 a couple of months ago so this was the first time i voted It's actually one of the few thing about turning 18 that i like.
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Posted 9/17/14
I've voted in every election since I was 18. It's mostly an exercise in futility since my district leans heavily to one side and I tend to vote the opposite of 80% of the population. Also, I usually refrain from voting in the local races since it's almost impossible to find enough information to make a decision and that's assuming there is a decision to be made, often there is just one candidate.
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25 / F / New Jersey, USA
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Posted 9/17/14
Eventually, I might have to vote in the near future and I really don't want to. I dislike voting in general and it makes me uncomfortable having to choose sides. I really do not enjoy politics and sadly could care less who becomes the next president. I refuse to become a Democratic or Republican.
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25 / M / Georgia, USA
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Posted 9/17/14
Vote more people. And learn who you're voting in.

My first and last vote, 2012, Obama. Still have the 'I voted' sticker.
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33 / M / Baltimore, MD
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Posted 11/4/14
It's election day in the United States. Who went out and voted today?
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30 / M / Central KY.
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Posted 11/4/14
For whatever good it's worth, I went and did it this Morning.
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21 / M / Under your blankets
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Posted 11/4/14
I don't mind voting for state issues and such, as it'll sooner or later help out, but in the case of national voting and voting for president and what not, I'll pass. I couldn't vote in 2012 because i was 17 at the time, but even then, I didn't enjoy either Romney or Obama, and the third parties sure didn't help with getting me their vote.
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Posted 11/4/14 , edited 11/4/14
I was gonna vote if I went to class today, but since class was cancelled I'm staying home to catch up on my anime
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37 / M / USA
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Posted 11/4/14

TheOmegaForce70941 wrote:

Have you ever voted? How was the first time you voted and how did it feel?

I must say, I felt a bit old when I got the chance to vote for the first time.


It felt good to vote for the first time. It still feels good to vote, or I'd stay away. I first voted either in '99, or 2000. 2000 was a presidential election of course so that was more memorable. A long line due to the turnout. 2012 was a real long line though.
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28 / M / San Antonio
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Posted 11/4/14
I didn't. If you're damned if you do and damned if you don't, then just don't.
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Posted 11/4/14
I did.
Posted 11/4/14
I only vote for myself, does that count?
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23 / M / AZ
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Posted 11/4/14
Some Republicans on Facebook are saying the elections are rigged
It seems they forgot about 2000
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