Tuesday, November 07, 2006

I don't care for who.

I don't care how.

If you live in the US and are registered? GO AND VOTE.

If for some reason you are not on the roster? Cast a provisional ballot. They have to let you. If the computers are down? Cast a provisional ballot. You have the right to cast a vote - technology, human error, shenanigans or arse marmotry cannot stop you.

If you're not registered? If you are registered and choose not to vote anyway? What are you THINKING? I revoke your bitching privileges for the next 2 years.

And thank a pollworker on your way out the door. It's a long hard day for them.


Lucia said...

Been there, done that. Now can I bitch? (You know I will anyway.)

sopranospinner said...

Amen! Taking my children with me when school gets out.

ladylinoleum said...

Hear, hear!

The Guppy said...

As I ALWAYS want to be able to bitch with appropriate smirk, I vote on my way in to work in the morning.

Kendra said...

there was a year that my life was complete and utter hell and there was no way I could learn enough about the candidates to cast an informed vote, so I abstained.

In the works of RUSH:
"You can choose a ready guide in some celestial voice
If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice
You can choose from phantom fears and kindness that can kill
I will choose a path that's clear
I will choose freewill"

Will Pillage For Yarn said...

Kendra, I think that if you don't know the candidates or issues, it can be a wiser choice to abstain. As it was for me this year, I relied heavily upon progressive voter guides and who endorsed what when deciding my vote about most of the measures on the CA ballot. They were just too confusingly worded NOT to. In the absence of that information, I may well have abstained from those issues.

I've missed one state/national election since I became old enough to vote, but I've missed several local elections.

Anyhow, BRAVO to all the voters out there.

Kendra said...

WPfY-- I definately think we all should bitch (those who vote and those who abstain) about the legal double-speak that is used.

I know that there were several issues that were hotly debated as to what they really meant here, and I work with college graduates and students and there were still comprehension issues.

I am a proponent of voluntary voting, it keeps the politicians quiet about mandatory voting, which I feel is bad. But I also really, really, really dislike people who vote without information.

We all, I think, know someone (or know someone who knows someone) who voted for JFK because he was cute.