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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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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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Quinnipiac Here
10/31/12 2:26 pm

never voted, never will

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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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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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elleck SOH Fan Club
10/31/12 2:11 pm

Why isn't the entire "under 21" graph 100%?

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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kateXcore Dark side of the moon
10/31/12 1:45 pm

Yes. Which will be 2 next Tuesday. :)

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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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EarlyBird Portland
10/31/12 12:50 pm

Get on that, Happy!

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EarlyBird Portland
10/31/12 12:48 pm

Happy birthday kyt ????????

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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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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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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/31/12 11:46 am

I went to vote one time. And was told I could not vote because I was deceased. The man listed in front of me wife had passed away and he told them and they put down the wrong person. I produced my driver's license and was allowed to vote.

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

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

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angiebrite Gallifrey
10/31/12 11:32 am

Thankfully, this time around I encountered no problems. And I have already voted by absentee ballot!

angiebrite Gallifrey
10/31/12 11:31 am

The second time I voted, there was apparently no record of me being registered in the first place. I don't know what happened there. But once again, it was a hassle to get sorted out. But I did. And I voted

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angiebrite Gallifrey
10/31/12 11:27 am

I had to work really had to vote the first time. My birthday is November 1st, so when I first registered it sent up all kinds of red flags because I was only 17. But eventually I proved that in would be 18 at the time of the election and I was able vote!

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globalwarmer North Carolina
10/31/12 11:22 am

I missed 2004. I was in western Iraq. Only 4 people in my 200 man company received a ballot, and they received them on election day. One guy received 3 more ballots over the next few months.

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ThomasMcCarty12
10/31/12 11:21 am

This will be my first presidential election to vote in

ThomasMcCarty12
10/31/12 11:21 am

This will be my first presidential election to vote in

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Squidboy Snarkapottamus
10/31/12 11:16 am

Missed the '88 election because I was on an extended submarine patrol and had no way to obtain or mail an absentee ballot. Have voted in every other election I was eligible for. I think they are doing better today when it comes to deployed military votes.

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

I too had to wait until I was 21.

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JanuaryLove
10/31/12 11:09 am

I'm curious about your user name. 1972 is clearly not your birth 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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TitaniumOreo Upstate New York
10/31/12 11:05 am

My first election will be in 2016.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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GrandmaALiCE Rocky Mtns aerial view
10/31/12 10:19 am

Who remembers what year they lowered the voting age?

GrandmaALiCE Rocky Mtns aerial view
10/31/12 10:18 am

Yes. At first, I automatically voted 'Yes'. Then, I remembered that I was not allowed to vote when I was 18. The voting age was 21 at that time. So, I changed my SOH vote on the question to 'no'.

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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Happy Hong Kong
10/31/12 9:48 am

I'm still not a citizen yet, so no.

EarlyBird Portland
10/31/12 9:45 am

The first year Clinton ran, I went on my lunch hour to vote. The line was so long and moving so slow, I walked away after 45 minutes.

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

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

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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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Camp1010 Washington
10/31/12 8:57 am

So glad everyone's voting!! So important!

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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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akgoat UniversityofAlaska
10/31/12 8:54 am

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

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akgoat UniversityofAlaska
10/31/12 8:53 am

When I was at boot camp for the Marines, we were doing field training and weren't allowed to vote. Our drill instructors told us "don't worry and keep your mouth shut". I've voted in every election since though.

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

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

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