Do you follow politics? And do you vote?

Racheal Rickman Racheal Rickman
I am writing a research paper on gender and politics for one of my college classes and it got me thinking about who actually follows politics and who votes.
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yes I follow politics
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no I do not follow politics
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yes I do vote It is important
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27
no I do not vote
funluvinmama , ViVix , unfulfilled , coconut1 , Nora , comatose-kitty , Kitka , Various , SexyRayne , MissBre , powerandintent
11
I am not allowed to vote
Total votes: 82 (45 voters)
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04/06/2012
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Zombirella Zombirella
Not my thing. But I do vote, only on things I know about or people I know about. I leave it blank if I don't know anyone/don't like anyone or don't know/like the topic.
04/06/2012
Geogeo Geogeo
I've tried so many times to get into (canadian) politics, but just can't seem to get interested enough to keep up.
04/06/2012
Kirsten A Kirsten A
I follow politics somewhat, but I have to admit that I'll vote straight-ticket in elections I don't know anything about. The reason being that election coverage of the small-town, local elections is terrible. When I lived in a big city, it was easy to grab a paper the weekend before elections and get a summary of where politicians stood on various issues. Not so in the small town I'm in now.
04/06/2012
catsin catsin
I vote in local elections only. I have never voted for a president even though there have been two opportunities in my lifetime.

As a subscriber to conspiracy theories, I haven't ever felt that presidential elections need my vote. And as the system is currently set up, they don't really. I feel that my local votes supplement the presidential vote.
04/06/2012
ViVix ViVix
Quote:
Originally posted by Racheal Rickman
I am writing a research paper on gender and politics for one of my college classes and it got me thinking about who actually follows politics and who votes.
I follow politics. I haven't voted, but I am registered to do so this year, so maybe I will.
04/06/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I do not follow or vote.
04/06/2012
Allstars316 Allstars316
I don't follow it too much. It is boring to me. But I will vote.
04/06/2012
Ciao. Ciao.
In high school I was a bit more of a political junky, but coming to college I actually kind of mellowed out because there were so many people sooo much more into it than me.

I still think voting is important and I pay attention to local and national politics and get out to vote.
04/06/2012
Incendiaire Incendiaire
I follow international politics more than I do politics at home. British politics are quite dull, as all the parties complete to be the most centrist. I already know who I'm going to vote for anyway, on ideological grounds.

American presidential debates always give me a good laugh, as both sides seem to compete to see who can be the most extreme in their position.
04/06/2012
underHim underHim
I vote in every election, even the silly tiny local elections where I frankly dont care as much who wins, but I will pick whoever I think aligns with my politics best.
04/06/2012
comatose-kitty comatose-kitty
politics, i do and dont. depends on my mood
04/06/2012
Kitka Kitka
Nope and nope. I can't stand politics.
04/06/2012
CindyH CindyH
no stoped following pool and voting
04/06/2012
BlooJay BlooJay
I follow politics, I vote also.
04/06/2012
roskat roskat
I definitely follow politics and vote. I think it's important.
04/06/2012
Alx Alx
I follow politics as far as it's needed and I vote merely to take a stand of my own.
04/06/2012
vanilla&chocolate vanilla&chocolate
I follow politics, and I will be voting in my first election this year. I believe it is my civic duty.
04/07/2012
griffonc griffonc
I don't follow, but I do try and vote.
04/07/2012
spineyogurt spineyogurt
No and no
04/07/2012
LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
Quote:
Originally posted by Racheal Rickman
I am writing a research paper on gender and politics for one of my college classes and it got me thinking about who actually follows politics and who votes.
Yes I follow and vote.
04/07/2012
AmberM AmberM
I follow politics and vote
04/07/2012
Tangles Tangles
I try to follow politics as much as possible. It's a shame other people my age don't vote as much. If students were a larger voting block than funding for higher education sure as hell would not be getting cut as much as it is now!
04/07/2012
powerandintent powerandintent
I don't vote because I don't follow politics enough. I know some things, but not nearly enough to make an educated decision at the polls.
04/07/2012
JG24FanUK JG24FanUK
I think politics is just about who can lie the most and sound like they are telling you the truth. I vote on and off depending on the election.
05/06/2012
Total posts: 25
Unique posters: 25