Does anyone here not feel like voting?

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Does anyone here not feel like voting?
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Tue, 11-02-2004 - 8:33am
I know I will be getting negative responses, but I have never voted before, i am 27 years old, and never been intrested in voting. Then this year I got all peped up for it, and now today I will have to go vote, and i don't feel like it. I have lost all intrest, I think husband will be disappointed, but it's like I don't care, i don't feel like fighting over who should be president, even though I would go with Bush. Does anyone else feel this way? Plus, I've been getting vote for Bush, vote for kerry, vote for this person, in mail daily, I just feel too much pressure about voting. i know most of you will be apalled but, this is why i have never voted for a president, i feel like I am going to mess up when I am that poll booth, and I'll vote for the wrong person.

Plus, I am not too keen about registering to vote, I feel like I am under alot of pressure, and I can't cope with that right now! i know it seems strange but it's how I feel. I am neither democrat, or republican, because i am not too good with politics, and I feel most of them are dishonest, crooks!

that's all i have to say, please be gentle with me!

ariesgirl

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 11-02-2004 - 8:40am
You're a grown-up and you can make your own decisions. I will say that we are very fortunate to live in a country where we *can* vote and have a say in who leads our country.

My only 'harsh' comment is...if you don't vote, you don't get to complain about the results. It's worth it if only for the 'criticizing rights'

KJ

ps. I'm sidelined from work with a stomach flu today so I don't feel like doing anything but I will be dragging myself to the polls to do my part to get Bush out of office.

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Registered: 11-01-2004
Tue, 11-02-2004 - 9:00am
You should look at it as more of privledge then "something your pressured into doing". We are very lucky to have the privledges we do. If you've made your choice, cast your vote for him, be counted and be heard.

Found this article;

http://www.rem1.org/local_voices/summer2000/education/apathy.htm

I hope you change your mind and go out and vote....either way it is your choice.

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Registered: 10-23-2003
Tue, 11-02-2004 - 9:06am

Hi their I lurk here and wanted to respond. No I won't be negative I promise. I too voted for the first time when I was your age 4 years ago. I was very nervous and afraid for some reason I would mess up also. When I did finally did go and vote it wasn't so bad after all. I just went out and voted again this am and will do so for every presidential election.

Lilypie 6th to 18th Ticker Lilypie 6th to 18th Ticker
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Registered: 03-19-2003
Tue, 11-02-2004 - 10:33am

Sorry, but I can't be too gentle with you!

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Tue, 11-02-2004 - 10:40am

from a 33YO woman who has never voted for anything other then the popularity contest High school elections.....you really need to just go and do it.

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Registered: 11-02-2004
Tue, 11-02-2004 - 10:44am
They are really same bag's cats, but it is important that you choose.

We are political beings since we first cried in the crib, we fought over a toy with a friend or chose a side to play. SO, there is not such a thing as not really into politics. :-)

THe poor education, the media, the shallow information on the TV are the big responsibles for your feelings, but you are able to choose and go on. We all are.

Think of issues that are important to you: education of your kids? access to a decent retirement later on your life? better health care with affordable prices? improvement of your house's value? They all have info on these major issues (but retirement, but in this case, vote for the one against the war, as the defense is "eating" the social security money). Check inside of you what really matters.

Remember always that not voting stops your right of complaining.

We all have a voice, being popular or not. Cast your vote, make yourself part of it. The system is not really democratic, but it still is important to vote.

DRess up and go exercise your right, as if it was the best day at the mall. :-)

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 11-02-2004 - 10:48am

I think you have a right not to vote if you so choose.

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Tue, 11-02-2004 - 11:25am
well thanks for the replies, by the way in my state since I have never registered to vote I can do so, today actually, I know some states you can't do that but here in NH you can. I told my husband I wasn't going to vote, he was like whatever, it's your decision.

To the person who said I was depressed, well that is none of your business, so I will not comment to that.

lbmlbmlb~I think what you said made perfect since, I am not too informed with the presidents, and what John Kerry would do if he were president and Bush and so on. I have tried watching the debates, but they were extremely boring so I turned off the television. In fact I know nothing about voting, i didn't even know presidents voted until today, when i heard George bush voted in Texas and Jon Kerry was to vote in MA. Why would they vote for themsleves anyhow, i don't think that is fair. My opinion. As far as what other people have said, i have no idea about my retirement, and my healthcare I get that from my husband's work. All I know is that Kerry wants to raise taxes, and gasoline prices.

ariesgirl

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Registered: 10-19-2004
Tue, 11-02-2004 - 11:34am
>>I will be getting negative responses, but I have never voted before, i am 27 years old, and never been intrested in voting. Then this year I got all peped up for it, and now today I will have to go vote, and i don't

I sooo know what you mean. I married at 27 and at that young age, I didn't have a care about who our President was, issues weren't important, I wasn't a property owner yet, I didn't have any children, no school issues etc etc....Believe it or not, this is really the first year I've really been into elections and our administration. This war concerns me, education is first and fore front with my children now of school age, I'm a home owner and taxes are of interest to me too.

If you're having an off year, relax....Everyone goes thru that. I did too.

egd

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 11-02-2004 - 11:36am

Well thanks!

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