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Show Of Hands October 31st, 2012 12:00am

Have you voted in every Presidential election since you turned 18?

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10/31/12 8:55 am

this will be my first one. So excited. New President on the way! Romney 2012

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suppressedID suck it Kyle
10/31/12 4:05 pm

Then don't complain....ever.

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giottoblu Connecticut
10/31/12 7:57 am

This is my first election since my 18th birthday, and I voted, so... yes!

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brisket Illinois
10/31/12 9:34 am

Technically some older users might not have been able to vote when they were 18 if they were born before the age was lowered.

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TitaniumOreo Upstate New York
10/31/12 11:05 am

My first election will be in 2016.

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akgoat UniversityofAlaska
10/31/12 8:54 am

So you didn't get first... Is your whole day ruined?

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tidford My little piece of heaven
10/31/12 12:34 pm

This question discriminates against us old farts who couldn't vote at 18.

I'm gona sue!

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thekoon TX
10/31/12 10:36 am

Turned 18 in 2011, this year I voted in municipal and primary elections at home and just mailed in my ballot from school. Go Mitt

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EarlyBird Portland
10/31/12 12:50 pm

Get on that, Happy!

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suppressedID suck it Kyle
10/31/12 4:04 pm

You must be proud.

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cairochris
10/31/12 6:19 pm

With respect to my answer, the answer is yes, both in terms of primaries and general elections. Actually forgot to request an absentee ballot in '08 for primary, so flew home night before to vote in person, then back to school after voting. Didn't miss any classes either, schedule fit perfectly.

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hazhap1 Las Vegas
11/01/12 1:37 am

My very first election year was 1996. My father drove me to our polling place commanding me to vote for Bob Dole the entire way. I voted for Ross Perot and proudly told him so. Longest 5 mile ride home of my entire life lol

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davidwhite1 Building it Bigger
10/31/12 2:22 pm

I love to complain about elected leadership. If I didn't vote for who I wanted I would have no grounds to complain.

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gonk In a psychology textbook
10/31/12 8:53 am

This is my first one! I voted yesterday! ????????

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DunkinFrunk Austin area, Texas
10/31/12 3:39 pm

And this is the first time that my choice will not win (I voted libertarian)

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GrandmaALiCE Rocky Mtns aerial view
10/31/12 3:40 pm

Maybe, many under 21's are voting no, because they have not yet voted. Those who are 17 and younger have never voted. Those who are 18 to 21 may be planning to vote this year, for the very first time. Also, the difference between 21-40 and over 40 is only 2%, not statistically significant.

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FreeBird1
10/31/12 3:45 pm

All one of them.

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kytoaltoky
10/31/12 10:39 am

I'm feeling left out @Starry. You seem to be in a name-calling mood today, but I haven't gotten one yet. ????

Come on! It's my birthday!

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nobodyspec
10/31/12 10:50 am

2 for 2 this year. Was 18 four years ago and I did the early voting this past Sunday.

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adog
10/31/12 12:57 pm

Could vote for the first time in 2008, voted for Obama

Going to do the same this year!

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JanuaryLove
10/31/12 11:06 am

The year I was 18 was a presidential election year. I was away at college, so I voted via absentee ballot ... with my dad looking over my shoulder, literally breathing down my neck as I did so. My oldest child will be of voting age at the next presidential election. I can't imagine doing that to her

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snafu Washington
10/31/12 2:37 pm

I only became a citizen in 2008....December of '08 so I was upset I missed voting for a mere month. But I'm excited to cast my first vote.

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GrandmaALiCE Rocky Mtns aerial view
10/31/12 10:21 am

Also, it's interesting that Democrats and Republicans are so close on this.

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amistad Columbus, OH
10/31/12 7:55 pm

Considering tuesday is my 18th birthday, I will have!

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teaparty Cleveland
10/31/12 3:30 pm

Not everyone using this app are over 18.

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asia
10/31/12 5:57 pm

I already did!

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hayes9135 Hog Country
10/31/12 12:29 pm

I turned 18 in 96, voted for Clinton, and have voted in every election since.

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Comet? Tennessee
10/31/12 9:15 am

Akgoat, I just kidding. U face-like goat demon.

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balugadofis FOR MINECRAFTIA
10/31/12 6:14 pm

Not 18 yet but will when I am 18

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/31/12 10:49 am

I have voted in every single election since I was 21 that was the age then. It should be read worded since you were eligible to vote in my answer would have been yes definitely.

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FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
10/31/12 9:31 am

Nope. Not old enough yet. But I plan to once I'm old enough.

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zanoeg Union County, NC
10/31/12 11:04 am

Turned 21 in 1959. Voted for Kennedy in 1960 and every Democrat until Reagan in 1980. Voted Republican ever since. In retrospect I regret voting against Clinton in 1996.

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DirtyHippy in the prairie winds
10/31/12 9:34 am

I honestly have yet to vote for any election. But the way I see it is I'm exercising my rights. And since I don't vote, I make a point not to bitch about who's in office.

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2katz I live in Nebraska
11/01/12 12:30 am

Yeah, but only once per election after I switched from democrat to republican.

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dabrat East Coast
10/31/12 4:25 pm

Yes, I wouldn't miss the opportunity to vote!

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isusd5
10/31/12 1:49 pm

That is wrong. There should be no reason for that. Soldiers who are deployed should be the easiest people to locate. If you are risking your life for our country, you need to be able to vote!

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ThomasMcCarty12
10/31/12 11:21 am

This will be my first presidential election to vote in

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stageman99 State of Jefferson.
10/31/12 2:12 pm

Voted in every election since being naturalized at age 44. So "no" because of the 18 qualifier in the question.

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/31/12 10:00 am

Wanted to, but couldn't when I was overseas and no longer had a permanent address in my home state. I was eventually able to get it straightened out, but it took months and I missed a cycle. Mid-level bureaucrats, when unwisely empowered and not closely monitored, can be spectacularly obtuse.

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Quinnipiac Here
10/31/12 2:26 pm

never voted, never will

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Comet? Tennessee
10/31/12 11:42 am

@kytoal...BYOB and throw up. Cheers!

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Camp1010 Washington
10/31/12 8:57 am

So glad everyone's voting!! So important!

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winterlight NoFo, MN
10/31/12 10:27 pm

I'm 1/1 already- I'm away at college so I voted absentee.

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Rosebud Ohio
10/31/12 9:09 am

Considering this will be the first, that is a yea!

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Zackisan VC Member
10/31/12 3:50 pm

Have I no, not old enough to vote, will I definite yes

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monkees19 New Jersey
10/31/12 3:51 pm

Or ever voted...or turned 18 just after the '08 election

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EarlyBird Portland
10/31/12 12:48 pm

Happy birthday kyt ????????

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timeout Boston Strong
10/31/12 10:55 am

Voting age was 21 and I was at sea in the navy at the time. My first vote was in 68 for Richard Nixon (more of a anti war vote). That was the last time I vote for a Republican. I've vote in every election since.

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cairochris
10/31/12 6:22 pm

Didn't have to resort to that for general election in '08 or any presidential primaries or elections since - got absentee requests & ballots in for both generals ('08 and this year) and happened to be home for the primary this year, so was able to do that one in person.

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