[US-Americans] Indicate Your Level of Electoral Involvement

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Check Each Item You Have Done in 2012, or Will Do Before November 6

Voted, or Plan to Vote
21
34%
Attended a Political Event (e.g. Candidate Rally, Debate, Public Forum, Party Caucus, etc.)
12
20%
Volunteered for a Political Campaign or Political Party
6
10%
Donated Money to a Political Campaign
5
8%
Run for Office (including party office or delegate)
3
5%
Interviewed by the Media Regarding a Candidate or Issue
1
2%
Placed a Sign in my Garden or Window
5
8%
Did, or Plan to Do, Nothing
8
13%
 
Total votes : 61

[US-Americans] Indicate Your Level of Electoral Involvement

Postby saxitoxin on Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:25 pm

During the year 2012, how involved have you been in the election(s)? You can use any election in year 2012 you want, not just the November 6 general election, but also any primary or special elections in your locality, or elections for offices lower than President (e.g. City Council), or higher than President (e.g. Sewage Commissioner), or referendums, etc.
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Re: [US-Americans] Indicate Your Level of Electoral Involvem

Postby Woodruff on Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:26 pm

I've toyed with the idea of running for a local position from time to time. Ultimately though, it came down to the fact that I'm just too lazy for all that electioneering shit.
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Re: [US-Americans] Indicate Your Level of Electoral Involvem

Postby Army of GOD on Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:27 pm

does putting a sign in my lawn because I'm a sexual predator count?
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Re: [US-Americans] Indicate Your Level of Electoral Involvem

Postby thegreekdog on Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:37 pm

I will vote this election, as per usual.

I've donated money to campaigns, as per usual.

I've volunteered time to campaigns, as per usual.

Weirdly, I've not ever put a sign on my lawn.
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Re: [US-Americans] Indicate Your Level of Electoral Involvem

Postby muy_thaiguy on Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:28 am

Where's the option of "Flipping off any and all political ads that I've come across because they depict either Romney or Obama"?
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Re: [US-Americans] Indicate Your Level of Electoral Involvem

Postby KoolBak on Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:06 am

Always voted...always will.

Ripped out and burned 3 political signs some asshole(s) placed in MY yard.....caught one dude doing it and screeched at him and ran him the f*ck off my property....had my doberman by the collar at the time, barking....lol. Dude didnt realize my fur coated razorblade just wanted to play with him :lol:

I also DETEST the ads....cannot wait for this time of year to pass......

PS - 4 people voted here that they plan on NOT voting.....I can only hope those are individuals <18 so simply CANNOT vote....apathy is disgusting :evil:
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Re: [US-Americans] Indicate Your Level of Electoral Involvem

Postby Borderdawg on Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:46 pm

Already voted. If ya don't vote, you have no right to bitch about politics/government. Also, I go to some of the forums/rallies for local/regional/state candidates.
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Re: [US-Americans] Indicate Your Level of Electoral Involvem

Postby Funkyterrance on Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:00 pm

Yes, I am voting. Those signs are annoying. If you vote for a candidate because you saw a sign in someone's lawn you are way too impressionable. :P
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One day I saw someone at the end of my road plant a few of these signs on the shoulder of the road. There was another car that came up not 30 seconds later, ran over and flattened all of the previous person's signs and planted their own opposing candidates signs. Funny stuff.
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Re: [US-Americans] Indicate Your Level of Electoral Involvem

Postby AndyDufresne on Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:10 pm

I've never put up any signs in my yard or windows. I've accidentally walked through a few campaign protests while downtown. Some group tried to stop me and have me join in and kindly told them my bananas needed ripening and stepped aside.


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Re: [US-Americans] Indicate Your Level of Electoral Involvem

Postby saxitoxin on Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:15 pm

-Four people have donated money. To what campaigns have you donated money?
    I'm one of the four so I'll start ... I gave a few bucks to the incumbent Sheriff and also to a candidate for state Attorney-General.

-Two people have run for office. For what office did you run?

-One person was interviewed by the media. What media interviewed you? (i.e. Houston Chronicle, Hustler, etc.)
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Re: [US-Americans] Indicate Your Level of Electoral Involvem

Postby tzor on Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:25 pm

Make it 3 and damn you Saxi, you rigged the question.

Technically speaking I "ran" for Republican Town Committee Person. There was no opponent, and no election really, but my name was on one of the many petitions I had to walk around to get signatures on from Registered Republicans in order to get the real people on the Ballot. Yes, I suppose it's fun at the convention when I have a bucket load of votes I can use for a local candidate. But it almost never gets to that point and everyone counts their votes ahead of time and the non winners drop out. So it's all work, no play, and I'm treated like a plant in the mushroom factory.

I'd rather have an office where it comes to a real vote, and I get to do a debate.
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Re: [US-Americans] Indicate Your Level of Electoral Involvem

Postby / on Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:40 pm

A few weeks ago I mooched free barbecue off of a political picnic before voting for the first time, does that count as a political event?
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Re: [US-Americans] Indicate Your Level of Electoral Involvem

Postby Funkyterrance on Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:58 pm

/ wrote:A few weeks ago I mooched free barbecue off of a political picnic before voting for the first time, does that count as a political event?


Curious, did you vote for their party?
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Re: [US-Americans] Indicate Your Level of Electoral Involvem

Postby / on Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:06 pm

Funkyterrance wrote:
/ wrote:A few weeks ago I mooched free barbecue off of a political picnic before voting for the first time, does that count as a political event?


Curious, did you vote for their party?

I voted for quite a few parties, but I did vote for him (the host of the picnic) too, I was already planning to beforehand though.
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Re: [US-Americans] Indicate Your Level of Electoral Involvem

Postby Funkyterrance on Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:06 pm

/ wrote:I voted for quite a few parties, but I did vote for him (the host of the picnic) too, I was already planning to beforehand though.


Sealed the deal did it? ;)
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