Okay, I filled out my ballot. (Hooray for Oregon’s vote-by-mail system!) Technically, until it is dropped off appropriately, I haven’t actually voted. But, still: If you live in my part of the country and if you care about any of the issues in play (term limits, the governor’s race, medical spending, insurance rates, abortion), please, please vote. “My vote won’t count anyway” doesn’t really hold water with me, folks. As the saying goes, you lose your right to bitch about the state of things when you fail to vote on them.
Unless you’re under legal voting age, that is.
Now, of course, I can gripe and moan all I want, ’cause the rest of the populace will vote against me on most of the important stuff anyway. Heh.
Voting = good. Not that I think democracy as it’s practiced in the US is necessarily the best idea, as it tends to pander to the lowest common denominator, but it’s probably better than any other country’s system.
I voted today (finally!) along with Doug… Nice thing is that we had divergent votes on some things, so it just goes to show that really are two indivduals 😛
…underage, or legally cannot vote in said state in which you reside… yet.
I voted here. Yay for absentee ballots. 🙂
I voted early this morning and am about to go out to the polls to question campaigners who are stationed there (I am a reporter for a newspaper in Texas). The election has literally pervaded my dreams, so yes I voted, and tonight when the ballots are counted, I’ll gladly kiss the mid-terms goodbye.