Get Out And Vote!

  1. [font="book antiqua"]today is the day - nurses can be a powerful voice for change, so go out, vote your conscience, and vote! (did i say vote?)
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   ZASHAGALKA
    I've never been much for encouraging people to go vote.

    My take on it is that if you're not already motivated enough to have taken an interest in the candidates and issues, then you shouldn't vote. Why not? Because you dilute the opinions of those that actually fully participate in the electoral process.

    Of course, and personally, I think EVERYBODY should stay home on election day except for me. But if that's wishful thinking, then at least, here's hoping those that weren't interested in the election BEFORE today don't suddenly get interested until tomorrow, at the earliest.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
  4. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    At least when i vote, i feel i have the full right to complain about the outcome.

    It annoys me when people complain about his person or that in office, yet they didn't even register to vote.:stone
  5. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from ZASHAGALKA
    I've never been much for encouraging people to go vote.

    My take on it is that if you're not already motivated enough to have taken an interest in the candidates and issues, then you shouldn't vote. Why not? Because you dilute the opinions of those that actually fully participate in the electoral process.

    Of course, and personally, I think EVERYBODY should stay home on election day except for me. But if that's wishful thinking, then at least, here's hoping those that weren't interested in the election BEFORE today don't suddenly get interested until tomorrow, at the earliest.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
    I'm with you on this. You shouldn't have to motivate people to vote. If they aren't interested enough to take an interest, then I just say let them stay home.

    The one difference is with my own family - I have always taken my children with me when I vote. I think teaching the value of voting to your own kids is a good thing to do. Now, if they turn 18 and turn out to be lazy about it, then I hope they stay home too.

    Speaking of voting - our whole community is snowed-in today . . . .the snow plows are going, trees are down, I can hear chair saws . . . but I'll bet those nice ladies have been at the poll for hours already, the heater is on and the cookies and coffee are ready . . . . .

    Heading out to vote . .

    steph
  6. by   ZASHAGALKA
    In Texas, for all elections, there is a 3 week 'early voting' period where you can go to 1 of a few centralized locations and cast your ballot anytime during that 'window'.

    Only props - no candidates - on the ballot, but I voted last week.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
  7. by   Tweety
    Quote from stevielynn
    I'm with you on this. You shouldn't have to motivate people to vote. If they aren't interested enough to take an interest, then I just say let them stay home.

    steph
    Agree and disagree. People shouldn't have to be told to vote. (But silly people like me mind need a gentle reminder, because I'm so wrapped up in myself, I forgot. And I hate the mayor here so I'd best get out and vote. I made the mistake of voting for him (a republican) last election.)

    Sometimes though the issues need to be presented so people can make an intelligent choice. The issues need to find their audience.

    I'm just as irritated at people who vote for issues and candidates they don't understand as I am against people who don't vote, and then complain.
  8. by   Tweety
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    At least when i vote, i feel i have the full right to complain about the outcome.

    It annoys me when people complain about his person or that in office, yet they didn't even register to vote.:stone

    I agree. I just voted, tomorrow I can start complaining.

    Thanks Grimmy for the reminder.
  9. by   HappyNurse2005
    I got to vote for governor today
  10. by   Jessy_RN
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    At least when i vote, i feel i have the full right to complain about the outcome.

    It annoys me when people complain about his person or that in office, yet they didn't even register to vote.:stone
    Good point.

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