- Apr 3, 2004
Me too, and I was born in October as well. I turned 18 in '92 though, another election year.jstarfireb|1306386475|2930592 said:Immediately after I turned 18. It was an election year (2000), and I turned 18 in October.
Ditto! Haven't missed voting in an election since. I vote in most of the primaries too.ladypirate|1306389659|2930612 said:18! I think voting is a vital part of a democracy and so I signed up as soon as I was legal.
I really hate excuses like this. I lived in Virginia during the 2008 presidential elections and it went to Obama. In the past it's ALWAYS gone Republican. If all the Democrats in my state had thought "Eh, VA is always Republican, why bother?" then the state wouldn't have tipped blue that time around.Sparkly Blonde|1306417355|2930764 said:
Same here. Not only is it my civic duty, but it's also a privilege many people will never get to enjoy.thing2of2|1306416780|2930754 said:
Same here. I grew up in Iowa, where we have caucuses instead of primaries. As long as you'll be 18 by the time the general election rolls around, it's allowed. So I caucused for Al Gore when I was 17. (Can I say that? Or is that bordering on political chat? Mods, you can delete if that's not kosher).TooPatient|1306428731|2930890 said:17.
Since I was 18 by the time the election occured, this was perfectly legal (according to the person registering voters -- and since I didn't get in trouble, it must have been fine)
I think I've voted in all but one election since then.
i use the same excuse.my vote don't count in Ca...Sparkly Blonde|1306417355|2930764 said:
DF-if you don't vote I don't want to hear you whine about the government anymore. You forfeit the right to complain if you don't even take part in the political system!Dancing Fire|1306435212|2930986 said:
i did register when i became a US citizen in 1977 at the age of 18.thing2of2|1306444944|2931126 said:DF-if you don't vote I don't want to hear you whine about the government anymore. You forfeit the right to complain if you don't even take part in the political system!Dancing Fire|1306435212|2930986 said: