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comment by kleinbl00

That's frustrating. One of the tacks I've taken is to point out that if they don't vote, they don't get to gripe about the outcome and that if you don't participate in democracy you can't expect to be a part of one. That at least tends to make the people I'm around feel guilty for not voting.

And really, it's kind of amazing to find young people in Seattle who don't vote. I mean, the Stranger makes it stupid easy.





veen  ·  404 days ago  ·  link  ·  

So if you vote, how many things do you need to vote on exactly? There's four dozen names on that sheet, do you have to vote for a similar amount of positions?

ThurberMingus  ·  404 days ago  ·  link  ·  

My ballot had 38 seats with more than one person running, and one school tax measure.

kleinbl00  ·  404 days ago  ·  link  ·  

If you were a resident of the City of Seattle, you would vote for about fifteen different things on that list. Federal, State, City(all cities have different measures), legislative district (which may or not match your city but probably doesn't), as well as school district and fire district.

It's routine that the ballot you're voting on does not match the ballot the next street over is voting on.

This was tricky in the days before the internet. How do I pick a municipal court judge? But now you just google both assholes and look for the one who wants to "make X great again" and vote against him SO HARD

psychoticmilkman  ·  404 days ago  ·  link  ·  

My ballot had about 8 or so elected positions, 3 propositions and another 10 or so retention positions. Additionally, on the ballot AND envelope AND information sheet that came with all stated in bold letters that I did not have to mark a vote in every category, and that refraining for marking a vote in a category did not invalidate my ballot whatsoever.

tacocat  ·  404 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I voted for like ten sundry elected positions and four ballot measures. It depends on your state and district

lil  ·  404 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    If you don't participate in democracy you can't expect to be a part of one.
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_refugee_  ·  404 days ago  ·  link  ·  

it's why i vote actually. heaven forbid i lose my right to bitch, i enjoy it so much and do it so well

ButterflyEffect  ·  404 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That's where I'm at. Trying to shame people on Instagram because I know they look at my "content"...that's a good cheat sheet! Going to have to share it, plus, it's pretty similar to have my ballot turned out after taking the time to read the entire voter pamphlet.

kleinbl00  ·  404 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The linked article is always entertaining. Stranger are a bunch of catty, catty bitches.

OftenBen  ·  404 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Shaming...

That worked well in 2016. Let's definitely do it again.

kleinbl00  ·  404 days ago  ·  link  ·  

OftenBen  ·  404 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm already voting for your team.

By the comments posted in this thread that means I get to bitch.