by Countable | 11.7.17
Happy Election Day! It’s time to vote! Don’t know who or what’s on your ballot? Need to know your polling place? Countable is here to help.
It matters because a participatory democracy is only participatory if we all show up. We know you’re showing up here, and we love you for it. But you also have to show up at the polls. Voting is the foundational activity of our democracy. Various groups and individuals wouldn’t work so hard to suppress votes if they weren’t so powerful.
So, get out there and exercise your power! Let your government know loud and clear what you want through the megaphone of the ballot box.
If you need to check your registration, confirm your polling place or see what’s on the ballot before you get to the polls, just go to Headcount.org. They can tell you all that, and more besides.
Did you get out to vote today? Run into any trouble? Have a race you’re biting your nails about?
Tell us in the comments what you think, then use the Take Action button to tell your reps!
— Asha Sanaker
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What a dummy I’ve been! I actually thought regular citizens could make a difference, but now I see that people who donate big money to campaigns run the country. House Republican Chris Collins said his donors told him to pass the tax reform bill or never call them again. Now I ask you, is THIS a democracy?
Voted! I always exercise my right to vote. Wish my state had open primaries though, forces us to register as Dem or Republican to vote in the primary.
Virginians, vote Gillespie and elect him governor of the great state!
PLEASE Vote!!! As a Citizen, it is your Civic Duty to 1) educate yourself on the candidates and related topics being considered and then 2) VOTE your educated opinions
My father always voted, primaries, special ballot elections & every general election. He'd served during WW II and that was one reason-- to preserve our liberty & the right to have one's voice heard through voting. He also liked that his I voted sticker got him a free beer @ the VFW. Doing the right thing AND getting a beer. I had this example & therefore I always vote (even without getting a free beer).
State level and Midterms are the best elections to influence change. These are so poorly engaged in that even a small movement can get consensus and buy in
Let’s kick the GOP out!
Voted! Also it would be wonderful to see a movement for campaign reform with limits on money spent. Maybe set up individual transparent sponsored tv channels for any local, state and federal candidates running to talk about issues. Where each candidate can use their own channel to put forth their views on the issues . They could be seen at anytime and rated for truth telling by independent by-partisan counsels. Slanderous rhetoric would not be allowed and respect insisted upon. Anyone anytime could see and hear what a candidate stands for and what they plan to do to accomplish the goals they are setting. This would be a lot less expensive than the obnoxious expensive campaigning fanfare that focuses on slander and lies we have to tolerate now.
I vote. I help people register to vote. If New Yorkers ever earn the right to petition by signature to start a ballot initiative, we’ll legalize cannabis, outlaw psychos buying guns, and hold our corrupt officials accountable.
Response to JACOB...... Pro American Pro Trump. As a Counter Vote...... Kick out the Democrats. Just a equal time comment. The beauty of the American Political system is that one can express their opposing opinion. It’s like buying a car. Some buy Ford, some Chevy, and the list goes on and on. Love It....👍
I just voted. I asked the worker till what time was the voting. He lied it was till 6pm. I told that its can’t be. He told then: “till 7pm”. Then I told him that it’s ant be correct and that the time is different at the government webpage. Then he told “till 8pm”. It was 130 Dartmouth st, Back Bay, Boston.
Time for incumbents of both parties to go
I just went to my polling place and all the doors were locked. Then my longboard got run over on the way back and broke in half. So now my primary mode of transportation is gone and I didn't get to vote. Thanks county clerk, Kathy Michaels! 🙄
I voted and am grateful that this country allows it. Hope Virginia and NJ remain blue.