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(If you're a U.S. Citizen) Did you vote in the 2012 Presidential Election?

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Sure did, as another posted stated in another thread.  People died to give us this right, I don't take the responsibility lightly.

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Yes. Well, last month via absentee ballot, but I voted.

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I have a mail-in ballot but LOVE the experience of going to the actual polls.  Leaving work now, picking up a quick dinner, and then we are all walking down to the elementary school to stand in line and vote.  I will just turn in my ballot, and then my wife and son will go fill out hers.

This day should be a holiday.

(I didn't vote in the poll because technically I have not voted yet)

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Originally Posted by Golfingdad

I have a mail-in ballot but LOVE the experience of going to the actual polls.  Leaving work now, picking up a quick dinner, and then we are all walking down to the elementary school to stand in line and vote.  I will just turn in my ballot, and then my wife and son will go fill out hers.

This day should be a holiday.

(I didn't vote in the poll because technically I have not voted yet)

I agree with voting on election day rather than early voting. Just something special to me about voting on election day.

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I voted as I always do.  I feel that as an American citizen its my responsibility to vote.  People died to give me that right and theres people in other countries dreaming of having the right to vote, so its not something that I take lightly.

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15 out of the 19 things I voted for, won. Some of my candidates and propositions lost. You can't win them all. ;-)

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Didn't people always have the right to vote in the US or was it only land owners? When did that change?

Edit: Anyhoo - as a Canadian , I see people who are undecided, as a lot of people are when either outcome will have virtually no effect on their daily life and their riding is a lock for a certain party, so why is it seen as honourable to flip a coin and sway the outcome a fraction of a percentage point in either direction. We need to get over ourselves (here). Make a difference and take advantage of our freedom, by making positive changes by doing more than filling out a ballot.

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I voted yesterday (but answered this poll on Wednesday...). I'm in a state where the presidential election was all but guaranteed to go opposite to my wishes (FiveThirtyEightblog put it at 100%), but you still have to do what you can...

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Usually takes me 10 minutes. Used the old machines last election, pull lever, toggle switches, pull lever. This year, new method - electronic balloting. 2 hours, but nothing like 8. My state is solid, solid blue though. Interesting to see people from your neighborhood whom you'd never see all in one place. Overheard a couple of precocious kids barely into their teens eloquently parroting the cable pundits. Scary. Too bad they had no real idea what they were saying :-)

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My son just turned 18 and he got to vote for the first time.  We got new machines 8 years ago.  It never takes more than 10 minutes to vote.  It is at a local elementary school and they also sell cookies and stuff to raise money.  I always buy my "Election Dessert" every year.

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I voted, and also dragged my indifferent neighbor to the polls as well, even though I knew he would negate my vote and vote against his better interests. He is a work in progess and I will continue to work on him to see the light.

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